In the wake of an interview Sunday on “Meet the Press,” where he said that he would “eventually” abolish federal aid for education, Paul expressed frustration that his “Restore America” budget plan was being described as calling for the immediate elimination of student loans.

Instead, he says, his policies would eliminate the Department of Education but would keep the aspects of the department that deal with student loans.

“In my budget, Social Security, Medicare, — and yes, student loans — are not cut in any way for those currently receiving such services or for those who will be in the near future,” Paul said in the editorial.

It is only in the longer term, when the economy is healthy enough, that he would begin a transition to ending federal student aid, which he said would help alleviate the “staggering” problem of student loans.


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