(ConservativeInsider.org) – Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is notorious for pushing policies that would drive our nation further into debt. From nationalized healthcare to free college for all, she wants as many Americans as possible to be reliant on the government and its resources. This time, she’s pressuring the Joe Biden administration to eliminate an astronomical amount of debt from Americans who haven’t paid off student loans.
On Tuesday, February 9, Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers in an Instagram Q&A, declaring that “the Biden admin needs to be pushed” to forgive a minimum of $50,000 in student loan debt per person. Biden said he could be in support of forgiving $10,000 in student loan debt per person, but AOC is demanding much more.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) also supports AOC’s push:
More than half of Americans support forgiving all student debt — and nearly 2/3 support some amount of forgiveness.
It’s time to cancel student debt. pic.twitter.com/FtEb9aDbaB
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 30, 2021
Federal student loan debt currently totals almost $1.7 trillion as the cost of higher education increases and many Americans attend pricey private colleges. But, Americans who chose not to attend college and those who already paid off their debt through hard work are then left to bear the financial burden of others with this plan. Not only will this hurt those most struggling in our society, but it will set a dangerous and terrifying precedent for how money and debt would be treated in America.
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