The amount of student debt in this country is over $1.5 trillion. Someone loaned out that much money to people who agreed to pay it back. Nobody put a gun to anybody's head to take on that debt. The entities who are owed that $1.5 trillion have every right to expect to have it paid back to them.
So, my question with regards to this: How is it okay to simply tell people they don't have to repay the debts they willingly accepted? Will the entities which loaned that money receive satisfaction from the government? If so, where's that money coming from?
As for free college for all, it too sounds like a great idea. But someone's going to have to pay someone for it. Teachers and professors don't work for free, and if there's no money coming in from tuition, it stands to reason that the institution's loss of revenue is going to have adverse effects.
Also, then, is the question of who will get free tuition. What if I want to go back to school to get my horticulture degree (not sure if such a thing even exists, but work with me). I'm 57 years old, but I shouldn't be held at a disadvantage if I want to attend college. If some kid straight out of high school gets to go to college for nothing, shouldn't I be able to, as well?
And what of benefits under the G.I. Bill? Would Sanders do away with those? Most folks who use the G.I. Bill don't attend private universities. If a Veteran wants to go to college, will he lose his benefits because he can now go to school for free?
I very well may be over-simplifying all of this, but these are questions I can't say I've ever seen addressed...