Radical left darling and squad member, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, took the time yesterday to make a presentation on the House floor about why we should “cancel student loan debt.” The kicker was that she actually used herself as a prime candidate for wiping the slate clean.
The video, posted by The Hill, features Tlaib waxing tragic about how she accumulated student loan debt and was having a hard time paying it off because instead of going into high paying jobs, she was doing the important work of political activism and shouting “impeach the mother f***er” to crowds.
While a good retooling in the educational system and its costs would do our nation well, what Tlaib is asking for is not that all the student loan debt is wiped away. That can’t happen. That money has to come in from somewhere in order to pay the cost.
What she’s asking for is that you pay her bill like some kind of sugar daddy.
She wants to pass the costs off to taxpayers who never agreed to take on the debt in the first place, effectively paying for something she chose to do. It really doesn’t help her case that Tlaib makes far more money than most people in America do thanks to her bloated congressional salary of $175,000 a year. As Jazz Shaw noted in his article about this, that puts Tlaib in the top 8 percent of American households in terms of salary earnings.
So it’s a relatively well-off woman advocating to force you, a taxpayer who statistically makes less than she does, to foot the bill for a degree you didn’t agree for her to have, nor agree to pay for.