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Confronting the 21st Century’s Third Rail of Economic Politics


A new study [by One Wisconsin Institute] quantifies the economic gut punch that many young adults in Wisconsin feel from student loan debt.
Wisconsin State Journal
09/30/2012
Our research confirms the detrimental economic impact of student loan debt, finding it negatively affects new car purchasing and home ownership.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/27/2012
One in five American households now owes money on student loans – more than double the percentage of households and nearly triple the average amount of college debt of two decades ago.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
09/27/2012

Scot Ross, Executive Director of the Institute for One Wisconsin, a Madison-based group with a liberal orientation, said they received 2650 responses to a survey on student debt in the state. Findings include...
Wisconsin Radio Network
09/27/2012
A recent report from the Pew Research Center shows a 15 percent increase in student debt since 2007, leaving one in five families in the U.S. with student debt. A statement from left-leaning...
Badger Herald
09/26/2012
As student loan debt tops one trillion dollars nationally federal officials are pointing to the debt crisis as a drag on economic recovery efforts.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/26/2012

Rep. Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted wonkish persona belies an abysmal record of failure and regressive social and economic agenda. The Real Ryan Record is failure, fraud and fealty to party bosses.
One Wisconsin Now
08/28/2012
With a record like Gov. Walker’s, it’s no wonder why he was the opening act for the candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware tonight.
One Wisconsin Now
08/27/2012
At a rally today outside Rep. Paul Ryan’s Janesville office, One Wisconsin Now denounced the regressive Romney-Ryan budget scheme
One Wisconsin Now
08/15/2012

The Romney-Ryan vision for American is the next generations being virtual indentured servants to student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now
08/10/2012
Scott Walker resurrected the late-Milton Friedman’s trickle down economic policies in Wisconsin, and it’s buried job creation for middle class families.
One Wisconsin Now
07/30/2012
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, author of the “Ryan budget”, will be in Platteville and Monroe on Friday to headline fundraising events for State Representatives Travis Tranel and Howard Marklein.
One Wisconsin Now
07/25/2012

Today, student loan debt in the U.S. is estimated to hit the $1 TRILLION mark – far surpassing auto-loan and credit card debt.  It’s a huge drag on our economy that not...
Taylor Larson
04/24/2012
One Wisconsin Now is also creating a website that will highlight national efforts at helping students with excessive debt. At the height of the Occupy protests last fall, young people held signs announcing...
Isthmus
02/22/2012
Students en masse are going deep into unmanageable debt to obtain a degree, something that was inconceivable just a generation ago.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/06/2011

The lobbyists of the student loan industry have created a world in which freshman take on a lifetime of financial burden before they even start their life journey.
Brandon Weathersby
11/29/2011
With University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football returning to Camp Randall Saturday after a several week road trip, One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message...
Scot Ross
11/03/2011
One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message about the failure of Gov. Scott Walker and its impact on students.
One Wisconsin Now
11/02/2011

Perhaps hearing how serious the GOP isn’t about creating jobs during the so-called special jobs session, Dana Holding Corp., an auto parts manufacturer, is closing its doors and moving to Kentucky. The...
Cody Oliphant
11/02/2011
With each passing day the student loan debt total creeps closer and closer to exceeding the $1 trillion dollar mark.
Brandon Weathersby
10/18/2011
Over the weekend, our “$1,000,000,000,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT – BIG BANKS STOLE OUR FUTURE” banner at the Occupy Milwaukee event was featured in a photo in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Not...
Cody Oliphant
10/17/2011

Student loans of $100,000 are not uncommon, and guess what? Banks won’t let you off the hook without taking a giant bite for themselves.
Sly's Office
10/17/2011
Occupy Milwaukee protesters march Saturday along N. Water St. past JPMorgan Chase Bank to the M&I Bank building. The student-loan debt held by banks was just one of many issues the marchers displayed on signs.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10/15/2011
The outrage has spread across the nation over politicians like Gov. Scott Walker, who enrich corporate special interests with our tax dollars while gutting public education.
One Wisconsin Now
10/14/2011

Fans on hand to cheer the University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football game Saturday will see a message about Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on higher education.
One Wisconsin Now
10/13/2011
Gov. Scott Walker has stolen our rights as workers, stolen our voting rights, and his policies will add to the $1 trillion in student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now
10/03/2011
You may have heard about the amazing outpouring of frustration and outrage realized this weekend over the ceaseless power of corporate special interests which own the Republicans and can occasionally rent a...
Scot Ross
07/23/2011

Scott Walker references saving money to pay for his kids’€™ college education. Given the raise he gave himself, I guess his savings is going pretty well.
Anna Landmark
04/03/2010
To Generation X, Y and the Millennials, it’s not up to the Boomers to throw up their hands and walk away — it’s up to us to join in, respect the fights of the past, but firmly accept our seats (note: plural) at the table of leadership.
Scot Ross
09/09/2009
The tax policies of this state and this country are pouring a higher percentage of dollars into the bank accounts of those at the absolute top of the income stratosphere.
Scot Ross
03/07/2008