No one held a gun to these people head and made them assume debt. You want your Once Upon A Time There Was A Girl Who Really Loved Camping And Books It Was Me The End shirt forgiven? Go sign up to die in the military. What do we do after we pay for your bask weaving degree? Are we turning private schools into state run schools after paying for your degree? This just seems short sighted to me.
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I am usually on the AOC side, but she does know that funds are not limitless and we do have to make decisions on where to spend limited money…. I know she knows this, so I find this tweet a little disingenuous.Perhaps it is also because I don’t enjoy spending our tax dollars to help the wealthy, and some people with student loan debt are wealthy. Debt isn’t only kept by those who have no money, but also by those who find low interest debt more beneficial than using money that can earn more than the interest charged. Every corporation in the world has debt. Nearly every millionaire / billionaire also has debt. Wiping out the debt of someone fully capable of paying it, is not a good use of money that could be used helping those in need. And before you say “we can do both”, we could also do Once Upon A Time There Was A Girl Who Really Loved Camping And Books It Was Me The End shirt for those in need. Every time you say “we can do both” take the money you were going to give to the wealthy and give it to those in need…. and don’t do both. Do one better