and he doesn't work in the health care industry; he does programing for Sallie Mae. Why is his job in jeopardy? It's because the democrats want to kill two birds with one ungainly stone by privatizing the student loan industry. This whole thing is a mistake. No one seems to care about this takeover, because they are obsessed with this health care bill, which isn't even worth the paper it is written on. Sallie Mae takes loans from Bank of America at 5% and adds on 1% to service those loans. That 1% is what the government wants to cut from the picture; attaching it to the health care bill to mitigate the cost of the health care bill! If the government cannot do as well as private company that has done this for decades it will actually lose money. Just like health care and education, I need food and a place to live to survive in this world. So, why can't I get all my goods and services from government centers that get their supply directly from the source? As a former Marine, with injuries, I have faced the VA on many occasions, and in turn, they inundated me with paperwork that would make a welfare recipient surrender. On top of that, I am utilizing the new G.I. Bill, which had a very very ugly start last year. Many veteran's did not see a payment until the end of their first semester, because the system was "too complicated"; they had a year to get it right, but they failed. Some things that have bugged me; individuals who tell you it's not their job and transfer you to another person who says the same thing, endless forms to fax that never get received, telephone numbers that direct you to different dimensions where there is no hold - only a busy signal (what, is this the 90s??) If the federal government cannot even take care of it's veteran minority, then how is it supposed to service the majority Why are my parent's still upside-down 300% in their house value, why are countless American's still unemployed, and why is Social Security on the back burner when it's out of money? Where are viable fixes for these problems? I voted for Obama and so did my friend. So far, Obama has been a colossal failure imo.