You have to hand it to the founding members of “the Squad,” the 2018 liberal expansions to Congress dubbed “the Squad” for their unity and assertiveness.
As their strategy comes under fire, including from in their party, they show no evidence of backing down when it comes to one of their most drastic and redistributionist planks: the cessation of student debt.
The 43 million borrowers paying off student loans all have one commonality: they willingly did agree to obtain money for college in exchange for a promise of repaying the loan with revenue from their choice of profession.
For years, many graduates have realized that they borrowed ludicrous sums of money to pursue a career with salaries that were completely insufficient to pay off the account balance.
Isn’t it my fault? Is it my fault? Is this yours? It is not the case. Despite this, today’s Democratic priority list includes the wave of a magic spell to erase those borrowings. 1.6 trillion dollars Poof! And why is that?
Because, as Rep. Ayanna Pressley stated on December 1, “student debt is strategy violence” (D-Mass.). The congresswoman vowed to continue “fighting to relieve individuals and families” so that “our laws and budgets represent their personal experiences.”
Millions of Americans have “lived experience” accumulating student debt in the last few decades. They began their working lives. They had their student loans paid off.
It took a very long time and a great deal of selflessness for some. They did, however, succeed. They did it because that’s what mature, responsible adults do.
It is difficult to quantify the affront that top-down debt rescission would inflict on the massed ranks of college grads who voluntarily basis met their obligations.
Imagine the excitement and sense of achievement that comes with paying off the last dime of loans with income made from the first fruits of everyday life. That’s the kind of thing that shapes people’s personalities. It’s a pivotal plotline in the Dream.
However, the fantasy of today’s Left is to free the masses from the hardships of life, substituting those burdens with the Christmas presents of the ever-expanding government’s kindness so that its chosen party can appreciate the resulting gratitude more than an entire life of elections. Those who rob Peter to charge Paul will always have Paul’s assistance.
On the other hand, the debt-cancellation movement has taken a hit in the pattern of an infrequent period of self from the Biden government, which has eventually found a progressive item on the agenda it is unwilling to adopt.
President Donald Trump imposed student loan payment moratoriums during the disease outbreak are due to end on February 1. Democrats on the far left had hoped that the new debt-free standard would last forever.
Why shouldn’t it? H.R. 1 is a reckless bill that aims to make permanent the trashing of election standards that occurred last year in the title of COVID preventative measures.
Blue states and Democratic mayors in major cities are the last to free citizens from disease outbreak constraints. The virus unlocked Pandora’s box of autocratic policy options; those who profited will not be quickly deterred.
Pressley’s Squad colleagues lost no time mobilizing their individual stories to counter Biden’s hesitation. “I owe more than $17,000 in student loans,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “We have a moral responsibility, as well as an economic and political responsibility, to deactivate student loan debt.”
“I was working full-time Monday to Friday and ended up taking weekend classes just to get my law degree, but I’m still close to $200,000 in loans,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced.
Where do I even start? In AOC’s case, that residual sum might have been paid back by the now if she had been living a little more moderately on her $174,000 legislative wage for the past two years.
I will never disparage a member of Congress her Tesla or clothing stipend. Still, such a spending plan undermines her ability to complain about just an outstanding debt equal to 10% of her yearly income.
Rep. Tlaib envisaged a career as a lawyer, which would entail additional years of schooling at a high cost. How have so many attorneys been able to pay back their liabilities in the past?
By earning a living as a lawyer and putting money aside to reduce debt payments, just like millions of borrowers in those other fields have done for centuries.
Today, there is more borrowed money because college tuition has soared, yet another side effect of big-government imaginings.
A never-ending supply of public funds, from direct payments to subsidization to relief spending to loans, has destroyed what would otherwise be a reasonable industry in which colleges charge what students can afford.
Government meddling inflated educational expenses, resulting in a large appetite for loans, with no safeguard to avoid the foolishness of borrowing within one’s ability to pay back.
Who hasn’t did hear the tragic case of a social science or literary works major racking up a quarter-million in loans while working for $40,000 a year?
These are perfect candidates for debt-relief campaigns. According to AOC, it is an ethical, economic, and political responsibility. The moral code is void, and the economics are worthless. However, the politics are evident.
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