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Hillary Clinton Reveals Student Debt Plan

Yesterday Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton set out a set of proposals that would treat entrepreneurs and startup workers more favorably than other student debtors. The move is aimed at “breaking down barriers and leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs and innovators who are launching their own startups,” Clinton said. It would allow startup founders to defer having to pay their student debt for a period of up to three years. The deferrals would also be available to a new company’s first 10 to 20 employees. Clinton, former of secretary of state, has proposed several ways to lower college debt for American students, but creating a program specifically targeted at benefiting tech workers carries political risks. Fairly or unfairly, the industry has become associated with the upper-middle class and caucasian men, which is not the most sympathetic recipients of government aid programs.