Ryan Gustafson’s Misplaced Anger

I’m no fan of John Hoeven, but Ryan is oblivious to the fact he spent all that time and money on a Journalism degree from Concordia. Roll Eyes

Published July 05, 2013, 11:35 PM
Letter: Senator really does not get it
By: Ryan Gustafson, Fargo
Do you think Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., knows the price of a pack of ramen noodles? It’s usually around 29 cents and provides one meal. Hoeven is the former manager of the Bank of North Dakota. From that position, he oversaw millions of dollars in student loan debt held by the state bank. The profits off the interest paid on those student loans goes directly into the North Dakota General Fund, where state legislators fritter it away on tax breaks for oil companies despite record high gas prices.

Is it any wonder that Hoeven didn’t bother trying to stop the interest rate hike from happening on a federal level? He’s seen the profit you can bilk out of students by double-dipping on both income tax and student loan interest payments.

Getting an education isn’t supposed to create lifelong debt, but that’s what Hoeven did to thousands of North Dakota students while he ran the Bank of North Dakota, and it’s what he’s doing to millions across the country now that he’s a senator. Hoeven is only interested in tax relief for his friends. Students? Let ’em suffer.

As for me, I’m on my way to the supermarket for a few more packs of ramen noodles.

2 Responses

  1. noblindersome

    “Ryan is oblivious to the fact that he ….. went to Concordia”! ??
    That doesn’t make a lick of sense!
    Attacking someone who has intellectual creditials by insinuating that they are not aware of the fact they are matriculating to that college?!!!
    The fact that your dried up brain continues to harp on this anti education crusade is proof of your borderline insanity. Einstein did say that how crazies expect the future to be. Repeating the same nonsense over and over again , but expecting a different result . You have been taking this snark road to anti intellectualism over and over again only to find you are the only traveler ( you once had many comments to your sneer campaigns , today you basically have none ! What does THAT tell you ?)
    Secondly Mr Gustafson never revealed anything about himself in his letter, let alone his connection to Concordia. WHY is it YOUR business to dig that up? When you do do stuff like that , your mission in usually nefarious so I know you only did it to slam Concordia. BTW my family has a long and proud tradition at Concordia . Only the finest attend that great school.
    Kev do SOMETHING relevant with your life ! If you want this blog to be more than a dwindling extension of your ego , try attacking the more suspicious sides of American society. There is plenty of idiocy you could focus on , continuing to attack folks at Concordia ,the hard working -back bone of America farmers (like me) , the free lunchers who want all the perks of living in this great country without spending a dime in taxes to pay for it, the thousands each day who make those poor choices about drug use , pollution, theivery , and moral indiffernce, those are who you should go after!

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