The Price of the American Dream

Steve Russell
7 min readAug 23, 2019
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There are $1.5 trillion in student loans guaranteed by Uncle Sam!

Sen. Willard “Mitt” Romney (R-UT), when he was running for president, had a stump speech generally accessible to the plebes. There was one point, though, that I could not follow no matter how many times I heard that speech or how much I thought about it. It was clear that Gov. Romney (as we called him from his last held office at the time…

Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)