Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -who earns $174,000 per year as a US Representative- now wants American workers to pay off her student loan debt; saying she has a “personal stake” in her campaign to cancel education loans to millions of Americans.
“I have to disclose my personal stake in this fight. Because I have student loans too. I think it’s so funny that a year ago I was waiting tables in a restaurant. It was literally easier to become the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress than it is to pay off my student loan debt,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“What a beautiful day to liberate future generations from the scourge of for-profit education, and for-profit student loan debt as well… This is about our entire economy,” she added.
Left-wing Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her latest proposal to radically transform the country’s education system Monday; calling for the creation of free public colleges and the cancellation of nearly all student loan debt.
“We got into this crisis because state governments and the federal government decided that instead of treating higher education like our public school system — free and accessible to all Americans — they’d rather cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations and offload the cost of higher education onto students and their families,” writes Warren in an op-ed published by Medium.
“The first step in addressing this crisis is to deal head-on with the outstanding debt that is weighing down millions of families and should never have been required in the first place. That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational — the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans,” she added.
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