Culver told the audience of about 180 people, which included more 60 pharmacy students, that he favors a loan forgiveness program for pharmacy students who graduate from Drake University and the University of Iowa.
He absolutely cannot be serious. My last roommate is studying to be a pharmacist. He confessed to me that he's planning on leaving the state after graduation, because he can only start at $79,000 annually in Iowa. Yes, that's right. Chet Culver wants to refund tuition to those poor poor pharmacists that will somehow have to survive on less than a six-digit annual salary for their first few years out of college.
I'm used to Republicans talking about cutting taxes on the rich. Now Chet Culver wants to pay off student loans for the upper-middle class. In the middle, we've got the middle class, lower middle class, and poor, y'know, the people who need help in the first place.
I'm not sure how much time Culver spent on this concept, but it just reeks of half-thought-out pandering.