When far left Democrats aren’t insisting that college should be free, they are demanding that taxpayers pay off their student loans.
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan even wants her own student loans paid off by taxpayers despite the fact that she makes $174,000 a year.
Isn’t it a conflict of interests for her to be calling for this?
KOMO News reports:
Rashida Tlaib mistakenly makes case against federal student loan forgiveness, critics say
Critics are slamming comments made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., arguing her complaints about her student loan debt proves federal bailouts would benefit the rich.
“I worked full time, Monday through Friday, and took weekend classes to get my law degree. And still, close to $200,000 in debt. And I still owe over $70,000 and most of it was interest,” Tlaib said during oral arguments on the House floor.
“And guess what? I didn’t go to the for-profit entities, I went to legal aid, I worked at the nonprofit organization fighting for the right to breathe clean air, to fight for the worker that was getting their wage taken and stolen from their employer. I went and worked on immigrant rights and so much more,” she continued.
Tlaib makes $174,000 a year as a member of Congress.
Here’s the video:
Rep. @RashidaTlaib: "I worked full time, Monday through Friday, and took weekend classes to get my law degree. And still, close to $200,000 in debt. And I still owe over $70,000 and most of it was interest." pic.twitter.com/STGxo70JlS
— The Hill (@thehill) December 5, 2021
Tlaib got roasted on Twitter over this:
For almost four years, Rep. Tlaib has been making an annual salary of $174,000 as a House member. But she wants the rest of us to chip in to pay off her law degree.
Coincidentally she made one of the best cases against using taxpayer dollars to pay off student loans. https://t.co/AMSkoifdQm
— Michele Perez Exner (@michelepexner) December 6, 2021
She's a perfect example of why we shouldn't forgive student loans. She makes 175,000 a year and wants the tax payer to assume her debts? No, pay your bills you deadbeat. Student loan forgiveness is upper class welfare. https://t.co/mdOgX5ylkN
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 5, 2021
Conservative Americans are not even welcome on most college campuses.
Why should they have to pay for any of this?