Joyce's Run: New Horror sci-fi movie where students with glowing red debt escape Steven Joyce's hitmen
Key defends overseas student loan crackdowns
The Government is cracking down on overseas debtors and is considering shortening the three-year "repayment holiday" currently granted to students who have left New Zealand
There is nothing as odious as a baby boomer lecturing a Gen Xer about repaying student loans, here comes 'Joyce's Run' a sci-fi horror movie where uni students with debt that glows red attempt to outrun Steven Joyce's hitmen. How predictable and boring.
How about an amnesty to tempt our best and brightest Gen Xers back to NZ rather than bankrupting them for debt they should never have been burdened with in the first place?
Why not offer an amnesty to student loan defaulters and tempt them, their skills and their contacts back home to NZ? Why threaten to bankrupt them and why close off education to those over 50 who may be retraining due to the recession? Why make public education even more difficult to obtain rather than invest in it properly and reduce the total amount students need to borrow by introducing universal student allowances?
This nasty little piece of counterproductive bullshit will be supported because any NZer who manges to gain the ability to escape the gravitational pull of NZ gets a certain amount of resentment visted upon them. Steven Joyce could suggest student loan defaulters have coal placed on their genitals and the NZ Herald would still write an opinion piece claiming the Minister was being too soft.