Ocasio-Cortez apparently has a different philosophy. During her attendance at the House Financial Services Committee hearing, the congresswoman stated that the government does have the responsibility of reforming student loan debt. She then provided a personal testimony regading her own student loans.
Her remarks read as follows:
“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job. This is our job. I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16. I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”
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Various left-wing 2020 presidential candidates have spoken out about their plans for student loan debt. These plans ultimately entail the promised erasure of loan debt, although this is not logically possible.
Debt does not merely disappear; it can only be either paid off or redistributed to others. At the end of the day, the Democrats’ plans for student loan debt falls into the later category. Therefore, this is yet another area where the left faces backlash.