Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -who earns $174,000 per year as a US Representative- now wants American workers to pay off her student loan debt; saying she has a “personal stake” in her campaign to cancel education loans to millions of Americans.
“I have to disclose my personal stake in this fight. Because I have student loans too. I think it’s so funny that a year ago I was waiting tables in a restaurant. It was literally easier to become the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress than it is to pay off my student loan debt,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Maybe AOC should look up the definition of a "loan" sometime…
“What a beautiful day to liberate future generations from the scourge of for-profit education, and for-profit student loan debt as well… This is about our entire economy,” she added.
Left-wing Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her latest proposal to radically transform the country’s education system Monday; calling for the creation of free public colleges and the cancellation of nearly all student loan debt.
“We got into this crisis because state governments and the federal government decided that instead of treating higher education like our public school system — free and accessible to all Americans — they’d rather cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations and offload the cost of higher education onto students and their families,” writes Warren in an op-ed published by Medium.
“The first step in addressing this crisis is to deal head-on with the outstanding debt that is weighing down millions of families and should never have been required in the first place. That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational — the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans,” she adds.
“Public college education is like a public K-12 education — a basic public good that should be available to everyone with free tuition and zero debt at graduation. My plan for universal free college will give every American the opportunity to attend a two-year or four-year public college without paying a dime in tuition or fees,” concludes Warren.
Warren has routinely vowed to “remake” the American economy on the campaign trail in recent weeks.
“As the 23 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of sweeping proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, covering everything from tax policy to student debt relief and offering a detailed portrait of what her presidency might look like,” reports the New York Times.
Watch AOC’s remarks above.
FREE MONEY! Bernie Unveils His New Proposal to Cancel ENTIRE $1.6 TRILLION in Student Loan Debt
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his latest proposal Monday to cancel the nation’s entire student loan debt; a move economists say will cost more than $1.6 trillion for American taxpayers.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will propose on Monday eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary two days before the candidates’ first debate in Miami,” reports the Stamford Advocate.
“Sanders is proposing that the federal government pay to wipe clean the student debt held by 45 million Americans – including all private and graduate school debt – as part of a package that also would make public universities, community colleges and trade schools tuition-free,” adds the newspaper.
Sanders confirmed last week that his socialized health care proposal will “absolutely” provide coverage to every single illegal immigrant in the United States.
“We will organize the American people around the concept that all people in this country have the right to health care, and at the end of the day, we are going to win that struggle,” said Sanders during a recent speech.
“Senator, would you include the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America?” asked the moderator.
“Absolutely. When I talk about health care being a human right, the last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings,” he fired-back.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign released a new Democratic Socialist ‘Economic Bill of Rights’ weeks ago; saying all Americans should be provided with healthcare, education, a ‘good job,’ housing, secure retirement, and more.
“We need a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights:
– The right to health care
– The right to education
– The right to a good job
– The right to affordable housing
– The right to a secure retirement
– The right to a clean environment#DemocraticSocialism,” posted Josh Miller-Lewis, Sanders’ Digital Communications Director.
Read the full report here.
OMAR BACKS WARREN: Rep. Omar Says American Student Loan Debt Now a ‘National Crisis’
Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar threw her full support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s newest plan to cancel student debt for 95% of Americans with loans; calling the current economic system a “national crisis.”
“Yes! It’s time we started treating student debt like the national crisis that it is. 69% of college students now owe over $1.5 trillion. That’s why I support debt and tuition-free and college and will be introducing a bill to cancel all student debt,” posted Omar on social media.
Yes! It's time we started treating student debt like the national crisis that it is.
69% of college students now owe over $1.5 trillion. That's why I support debt and tuition-free and college and will be introducing a bill to cancel all student debt. 💪🏽 https://t.co/quVp2qB3qX
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 22, 2019
Rep. Omar made national headlines weeks ago when she flippantly referred to the 9/11 terror attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans as just “some people” who “did something.”