“The View” co-host Joy Behar is all for a free college education, unless someone plans on becoming a Steve Bannon or Tucker Carlson.
During an episode of the show on Tuesday, Whoopi Goldberg suggested student loan debt “goes with you to the grave.”
She added, “You should be born with the guarantee of higher education if you want it.”
Behar later chimed in suggesting there needs to be a specific approach to free education.
“I think that we need to target it a little bit,” Behar said.
She continued, “I don’t wanna subsidize somebody who’s going to go to college, no debt, and then become a hedge funder or Steve Bannon or Tucker Carlson.”
However, Behar explained, “If you’re going to work for UNICEF, if you’re going to work for Doctors Without Borders, if you’re going to become a social worker or a teacher or something of that ilk, yes, then I’m happy for it.”
Watch part of the show below:
AMERICANS NOT AGING OUT OF STUDENT DEBT: As college costs and student debt gets worse, #TheView co-hosts react to a recent 'New Yorker' article analyzing the growing trend of Americans who are still paying off loans well into their retirement. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/C6YwfWYVMm
— The View (@TheView) August 2, 2022
Sunny Hostin noted President Joe Biden could be making a decision on student loan debt soon.
Concluding the segment, Goldberg grew heated saying, “You talk about ‘people can’t get gas, they can’t buy food, they can’t put their children through any kind of college’ — that’s because they’re paying off these freaking student debts!”
Last month, Politico reported that officials from the education department have developed plans to forgive student loans as they wait for Biden to make his decision.
Since the report surfaced, Biden told reporters he plans to make the decision by the end of August.
According to CBS News, a White House official said the Biden administration is “continuing to assess options for cancellation and no decision has been made.”
The outlet noted the administration has approved more than $26 billion in student loan forgiveness for over 1.3 million borrowers.
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