|John Kline Wins Bill Maher's Flip a District Contest|
It should not surprise anyone that Representative John Kline was voted to be the worst member of Congress in Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict campaign. For years, Kline has ignored issues that are important to the voters and has proven to be one of the sleaziest politicians in office today.
A major issue is Kline's unwillingness to even pretend to fight for young people today, particularly on higher education. As the chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, he has bent over backwards to work for the for-profit college industry and essentially given the middle finger to current, former, and future college students. Examples include opposing the Student Loan Forgiveness Act, and even writing a bill that would reduce the budget deficit by raising student loan interest rates. Even more recently, Kline used his leadership position to quash a bill that would help stop for-profit colleges from exploiting veterans and gaming the federal aid system.
Kline has made it clear to the people in his district and the rest of the country, that he feels these poorly performing schools are his real constituents. Kline remains the number one recipient of campaign funding from the for-profit industry for one reason: he will continue to push for less regulation over the for-profit college industry, so they can continue to defraud taxpayers and profit off the millions of people they saddle with student loan debt, and often never graduate.
Data from for-profit-colleges.silk.co