Lock Her Up!

I can't think of anyone more deserving of wearing prison stripes in the Trump Administration than Betsy DeVos.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been threatened with the possibility of jail after a judge deemed she was violating a court order for continuing to collect student debts on a now-defunct school.

That ruling, handed down in June of 2018, was made by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim and prevented DeVos and her Department of Education for going after former students at the bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc.

However, Kim said she was "astounded" to discover that DeVos was violating the court order at a hearing in San Francisco on Monday after a filing by the Education Department earlier disclosed that more than 16,000 former students at Corinthian College "were incorrectly informed at one time or another ... that they had payments due on their federal student loans."

At least 1,800 people reportedly lost wages or tax refunds according to the filing.

"At best it is gross negligence, at worst it's an intentional flouting of my order," Kim said, reported Bloomberg.

"I'm not sure if this is contempt or sanctions," she added. "I'm not sending anyone to jail yet but it's good to know I have that ability."

The case traces its way back to 2015 when Corinthian had been among the largest for-profit college chains in the United States until a wave of investigations and litigation—including a complaint by the 2020 presidential hopeful and then California Attorney General Kamala Harris—alleged widespread deception and fraud.

I know that Betsy won't go to jail, but I can dream.

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Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, none of them mean anything compared to class.

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karl pearson's picture

@gjohnsit They all feed at the same trough.

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Lily O Lady's picture

@gjohnsit

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@gjohnsit rehab tour seems rather successful. He's now got the Clintons on board, the Obamas, and now Ellen. Oprah was an early and easy get. It's probably inevitable that soon we'll be seeing that book from one of the usual MSM historians -- Doris Kearns Goodwin, Doug Brinkley and the like -- arguing that upon further sober reflection, the GWBush presidency has been unfairly maligned.

Dems and libs have always had their dominant Kumbaya side. They always want to make friends with their political opponents, and the rest of us are supposed to get all weepy when they show how open-minded and forgiving they can be, even when their new Republican friend has done nothing to deserve forgiveness. Recall how Dems lined up to heap praise on warmonger and racist John McCain. I also recall a nauseatingly warm eulogy Bill Clinton gave at Nixon's funeral ca 1994.

When these political scoundrels own up to the truth of their misdeeds and lies, then there can be reconciliation and forgiveness. Not before.

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Alligator Ed's picture

GWB, professional liar and war criminal. Why wasn't he strung up in front of the Hague? Ellen "I love HRC" DeGeneres singing along with the Neocon Choir--onward Christian Soldaten.

Do you really think that Ellen DeVos, sister of Erik Blackwater Prince, will get even a slap on the wrist? Of course you don't. "Vox claimants in deserto" my dear gj. Outrage such as yours AND mine is lost like a whisper during a hurricane. The seas are rough, fellow sailor. I suppose we plebes are supposed to be filled with moral indignation upon reading DeVos illegal measures--but what the fuck does it matter when lying is brazenly, openly, obviously proffered to the Amerikan people?

At some point there will be either a legal remedy or we all become victim to learned helplessness. The odds that a legal remedy to restrain Trumpian oligarchs like Betsy will occur equal the chance that m,y beloved Cubbies will win another world series before global warming floods the infield at Wrigley Field.

If it were possible: Ignore them.

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snoopydawg's picture

"Mass murdering war criminal"

ClassHoles! Brilliant!

This isn't a one off...

This was after Trump became president. OMG! Listen to her kiss up to him and the audience's response. Gag me!

Good place to post this:

The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Justified the Iraq Invasion; The Bush White House Looks Very Very Very Bad

Some 17 years ago, the intelligence community concluded in a 93-page classified document used to justify the invasion of Iraq that it lacked “specific information” on “many key aspects” of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs.

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Betsy DeVos was able to do that because Obama did not make Corinthian College admit wrong doing. If he had no one would have had to jump through hoops to get their student loans canceled. The judge should have thrown her in prison for this. A judge told Trump to reunite kids with their parents and yet....

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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Wally's picture

@snoopydawg

"Work together for the people"?

What people?

The people Bush bombed?

Sorry, but my tipping point has been reached.

I'm done supporting or defending Tulsi in any way.

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Jen's picture

Over 10 years ago, I got a degree from Florida Metropolitan University which later changed it's name to Everest University. Everest University was part of Corinthian Colleges. Yes, I got suckered. Good news is that I haven't paid a single dime on it. The bad news is that the last bill I got said I owe over $40,000 - closer to $50,000, actually. I also received a letter from the gov a few years ago that said they would take any SS or tax refund payments I ever received.

So, what I need help with is figuring out how I (a deaf person that cannot talk on the phone) can get those loans cancelled.

When I received the first bill, I fell into a deep depression. The feeling of having that much debt for something that was basically useless... My kids are the only reason I'm still here today. I've never really recovered from that depression. That debt hangs like a noose around my neck.

I can't remember when I got that last bill but it's been sometime in the last 3 years.

Seems to me it should just be cancelled without me having to do anything. Obviously, that's not how it works.

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