AOC Wants American Taxpayers to Fund All Existing Student Loan Debt, and Then All Future Tuition

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, signed onto a bill that forgives all outstanding federal student loans, which is about $1.6 trillion.  The loans would become an unfunded part of the U.S. debt, which is owed by all Americans.

When asked about people who actually paid off their student loans, she replied:

“I think it’s kind of this hazing mentality, like, because I was hazed now everyone else needs to be hazed in the future. As someone who has paid off thousands of dollars for student loans, I don’t think that repeating the same mistake and perpetuating it for the next generation is fair.”

Of course, that misses the point, since few if any people actively ask for hazing, while Cortez and every other student loan borrower had the choice to take out the loan.  And only 35% of Americans graduate college, so there’s the question of why two-thirds of the nation should supplement the higher education of the minority.

When asked if future loans would just encourage colleges to raise costs, Cortez doubled down, suggesting the forgiveness of loans should be combined with making college free.

She said:

“Well, that’s why I think that our legislative solution should be paired. So I actually believe that student loan forgiveness should be passed in the same fell swoop as tuition-free public colleges and universities because if you don’t pass tuition-free public college, then you do recreate the problem. Then it’s just kind of a one-swoop forgiveness but then the costs continue to mount for people, so that’s why tuition-free public colleges and universities are really important to pass at the same time as student loan forgiveness.”

There was no word on whether she intends to ask working Americans if they’re interested in federally funding free college.

 

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  1. Wanda Frost
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    This THING. Is nothing but a big, big, stack of CRAP.

  2. Lindita Rustem Macuku
    Reply

    Ocasio-Cortez should go in jail for her debt college

  3. Chuck
    Reply

    So Alexandria Occasionally Coherent, is saying the same thing Bernie is, everything is going to be free and the taxpayers are going to carry the burden.

  4. LCP
    Reply

    AOC is a member of the Insane Party.

  5. Barbara ERVIN
    Reply

    You and others who are touting more handouts can use your own money. The working class is already overburdened!

    • Jim M
      Reply

      not stupid, and definitely not ugly. Very beautiful and smart.

    • Kathryn Pogue
      Reply

      How old are you? 10!!!

  6. Lorie Chaffin
    Reply

    Not on your life. We had to pay for ours so should everyone else. All of this free, free stuff is going break our country.

  7. JCA
    Reply

    AOC is out of her F**King mind. The taxpayers are not going to pay off the student loan debt

    • Jim M
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      Need to remove comment from JCA

  8. Johnny B Roy
    Reply

    I don’t know about going to jail…CAN WE THE PEOPLE BE SPARED OF THE NONSENSICAL BARRAGE OF HER OPINIONS !!!!!! PLEASE SHE IS NOT WORTHY OF BEING QUOTED……PLEASE SPARE US……………..

    • Jim M
      Reply

      Keep you dumb comments to yourself..

      • Kathryn Pogue
        Reply

        Amen! Ignorance runs rampant, once again

    • Dr Andries Maritz
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      I agree, she is simply boody mad & studpid……obviously trying to score browny points from voters/students.
      I am not an American, but I did all my studies (BCom Accouting, MBA, DBA=Doctorate in Business Management) Extra Mural=Working in full time jobs from 08H00 to 17H00 and THEN go for evening classes at the University till 21H45 !! I did not borrow money or expect someone else to pay for my tuition.

  9. Rodger Shull
    Reply

    aoc always want someone else to foot her bill, she dose,nt believe in paying off and loads, just default on them, This is her mentality, She makes stupid people look smart. REMEMBER , next election, A NO VOTE for her, or another 250 grand will go down the drain of taxpayers money.

    • Thomas Drapela
      Reply

      The idiots who elected her will fall for her BS and re-elect her again. The News Organizations should ignore her but then they are left wing idiots also.

  10. Marcia
    Reply

    AOC are you a big girl? Do you have a job that pays you $174,000 a year? And you have done nothing to earn that money. So shut up mouth and pay your bills, stop expecting the American citizens to pay you the way. Maybe you should go back to bartending as thats what you’ll be doing come 2020. VOTE AOC OUT IN 2020

  11. Glenn
    Reply

    What do you have against monkeys ? Every monkey I have seen looks better than her !

  12. Tom
    Reply

    Hell NO!
    Pay your bills yourself with your OWN, hard earned money. OOPS, you don’t have to work for the money you’re paid, do you?

  13. Bruce Walters
    Reply

    If AOC didn’t have such a massive student loan debt, you could think she was trying to help students in debt, she is only trying to get someone to pay the debt she accumulated, and cares nothing for anybody else. AOC is a fraud, an incompetent, and an imbecile.

  14. Snoopy
    Reply

    Tell AOC that those of us who HAVE an education PAID for it and SHE should have to do so also!

  15. Snoopy
    Reply

    Typical Democrat POS – Always wanting someone ELSE to pay the bill! What will happen when they run out of “other people’s money”??

  16. calvin
    Reply

    I seriously doubt that any of them would show any gratitude

  17. Ron P
    Reply

    IF she has all the money in the World why doesn’t she pay for
    ALL Previous, Present and Future Student Loans out there. She’s
    The ONE with the BIG MOUTH and NO BRAIN’S.

  18. Zakkova
    Reply

    So AOC wants the federal government to run all colleges. A sure way to eff them all up. This is so effed up. I got student loans to pay for my college and paid them back. My college degree got me a good job with a good company so paying back the loans was no problem. These little a-holes today want everything for free. I for one don’t want to pay for their effing college. AOC is a dirty ….

  19. ticked
    Reply

    A Hired person mouth piece of a high dollar backer.. I bet you know who. Vote Republican in 2020.

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