TEXAS – We are now returning to the era of debtors prisons in the United States of America. US Marshals are now being used to arrest those who have neglected their student loans. We’ve now come to an all time low in terms of law enforcement in our country.
Even in terms of cost-benefit analysis, it makes no sense. If you took a fraction of the law enforcement officers used to collect student loan debt and put them on Wall Street to arrest those who have bilked the American public, the payoff would be in the trillions. Don’t prosecute the victims of economic crime. Prosecute the real criminals.
Is there no other crime in our country? Is there no threat of terrorism? Why are our police being used for this? Is the biggest threat to the peace and stability of our communities? Of course not.