As first reported by the conservative Washington Examiner newspaper this morning, “As a member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a whopping $174,000 annually, meaning that she individually earns more than twice the average U.S. household’s income. Yet the progressive Democrat nonetheless thinks that working-class taxpayers should have to pay off her student loan debt.”
As one political pundit commented this morning when asked about what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is demanding, “They should put her picture in the dictionary next to the word “chutzpah.”
Still, believe it or not, it’s true. AOC, as she’s known, wants American taxpayers to pay off her $17,000 in student loan debt.
Here’s what happened.
While giving a speech on the floor of the United States House of Representatives about student loans and the impact student loan debt has on young Americans, and calling for “student debt cancellation,” AOC stated:
“I’m 32 years old now. I have over $17,000 in student loan debt, and I didn’t go to graduate school because I knew that getting another degree would drown me in debt that I would never be able to surpass. This is unacceptable.”
What do you think? Should American taxpayers – meaning you – pay off the student loans of AOC – or anyone else – making $174,000 a year? Why or why not? Would you favor low-income Americans having some amount of their student debt forgiven? Why or why not?