Skip to comments.AOC Shuts Down Critic of Student Debt Relief: 'Not Every Program Has to Be for Everybody'
Posted on 08/29/2022 1:58:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes Americans should be more supportive of one another — and that we can start by embracing President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.
On Saturday, one of Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram followers asked her, "How does cancelling student debt help us who paid their loans?" The New York representative, 32, respectfully took issue with the question and offered a lengthy response explaining why.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again: Not every program has to be for everybody," Ocasio-Cortez replied, mentioning other programs that use taxpayer dollars to benefit specific populations — like first-time homeowner benefits, Medicare for senior citizens, and roads that even public transit users help fund through taxes.
To further contextualize why people who were "blessed enough" to have already paid off their debts should support student loan relief, Ocasio-Cortez compared the issue to climate change.
"The challenges we as a society and world are facing are so enormous and so stark that they have the capacity to overwhelm any individual wealth or power. For example: The rich will not be able to run from climate change no matter how many may want to believe they can buy their personal way out of it," she wrote.
"In light of the ecological, economic, and social challenges we face, our society's ability to triumph and prevail actually depends on our capacity for SELFLESSNESS over SELFISHNESS," she continued. "That's why if you're upset now about student loan forgiveness, you are not ready for climate change."
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She did it with the typical, commie slut refreegee answer.
Remind me again how much she makes, what she drives, lives in, etc. and is getting 10-20K of her still existing student loans paid for me, you, and every other taxpayer?
Some pigs are more equal than others.
Stopped reading right there...
I think a more educated and intelligent person would say, “From each according to his needs, to each according to their needs” but she didn’t retain that on her $200K in student loans in college. (It’s still free from the library and internet)
She’s right. Benefits to the entitlements recipients never went to the people over the income line and still working one or two jobs to support their families and pay the taxes.
I’m still waiting for her rack to make the scene. At least then she might get some likes?
Last I checked not one lawsuit has been filed to stop Bidens circumventing the law. Not one injunction. Nothing on a single docket.
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“If you’re upset now about student loan forgiveness, you are not ready for climate change.”
America’s gotta draw the line somewhere, Sandy. Now’s as good a time as any to dig in against you creeps. Maybe even start pushing back.
Beat me to it.
Not every drinking fountain has to be for everybody.
Rich people need bribes too!
And not every social program has to help people who voluntarily took loans promising to pay them back.
“...From each according to his needs, to each according to their needs”...”
Did you accidentally change the quote or are you making some esoteric point that I failed to understand?
Translation: Every Program Has to Be for the Chosen Few ... that AOC and senile Sleepy Joe's handlers' get to choose.
If I understand your Constitution, your Preamble states that all laws have to be written for everybody, so it does.
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