AOC Tears Into Biden’s Remarks on Student Loan Forgiveness

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is reacting to President Joe Biden’s position on student loan forgiveness.

She took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a video of Biden during the CNN town hall on Tuesday night.

He was asked how he will make canceling $50,000 of student debt per borrower happen.

“I will not make that happen,” he replied.

Biden also said it depends on whether the student went to a private or public university.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response, “The case against student loan forgiveness is looking shakier by the day. We’ve got the Senate Majority Leader on board to forgive $50k. Biden’s holding back, but many of the arguments against it just don’t hold water on close inspection. We can and should do it. Keep pushing!”

“Who cares what school someone went to? Entire generations of working class kids were encouraged to go into more debt under the guise of elitism. This is wrong,” she added.

Biden also suggested the money could be used on early childhood education.

Ocasio-Cortez argued, “Nowhere does it say we must trade-off early childhood education for student loan forgiveness. We can have both.”

Biden said he believes everyone should be able to go to community college for free.

He explained he is “prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not [$50,000].”

On Feb. 4, Democrats urged Biden to use executive action to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt, as IJR reported.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) signed the resolution.

“Canceling student loan debt is the single most effective executive action that President Biden can take to kick-start the economy. Canceling student loan debt is good for you, whether you have student loan debt or not, because it is good for our economy,” Warren said this month.

Responses

  1. the dems have money trees growing out of their azzes…. $10K…$50K…. just make all schools free… the last time I was on campos it was amazing how many chinese kids are in our school systems now…. they graduate, get good technical jobs, then get trained and then go back to china to train more chinese workers to kill the American economy ….. biden and company want to pay for their education…. wow, every country in the world will be sending their kids to the USA for FREE education….. but, we know where that money tree is…

    1. This is just one of MANY such topics about countries which offer free education to foreign nationals. Maybe you should go gets some, dickster.

      worldscholarshipforum.com/top-countries-that-provide-free-education-for-international-students/

      Then again, maybe not.

  2. “Biden’s holding back, but many of the arguments against it just don’t hold water on close inspection.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Right. If Joke Biden CAN sign an EO for $10K but CANNOT sign an EO for $50K, where is the line where EOs work or don’t work? Where? I want to know because that seems pretty significant.

    Fake populism is way worse than no populism because it produces situations such as this. If a poor person did well and got into Yale that makes him ineligible to get relief? Come on. What a joke! Using rich people as an excuse to not help poor people is either based on a lie or is natural, systemic part of his biases because being wealthy is ALREADY built into the student loan process. He either has no idea what he is doing (not a surprize) or he is doing this deliberately.

  3. If Biden isn’t on board with $50,000, find the money to pay for your idea, then find the votes to pass it. Legislation 101. If he vetoes it, find the votes to override the veto.

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