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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants tax payers bear her personal bills

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants tax payers bear her personal bills

When lives of millions of Americans are in extreme difficulty due to inflation, unemployment and economic crisis, as a member of the US Congress, Democratic Party’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making a whopping US$174,000 annually, meaning she individually earns more than twice the average income of any American. Still the socialist Democrat nonetheless thinks that working-class taxpayers should have to pay off her student loan debt. That is one of the main takeaways from her latest speech on the House floor. In her remarks, Ocasio-Cortez issued yet another factually challenged and morally distorted plea for “student debt cancellation”, a progressive euphemism for having taxpayers pay off approximately $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. (The loans are not “canceled” magically but paid off by taxpayers. Congress cannot just make debts go away). A similar demand has also been made by Rashida Tlaib, the Islamist and pro-jihad members of the US Congress.

Commenting on this, the Washington Examiner said: This is nothing new, as student debt “cancellation” has been one of Ocasio-Cortez’s pet issues since the beginning of her political career. Yet an interesting twist in this speech is that Ocasio-Cortez uses herself as an example — and directly calls for taxpayers to pay off her financial obligations.

“I’m 32 years old now,” the congresswoman said. “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.”

I’m sorry, what part of that is unacceptable, exactly?

According to the Washington Examiner, Ocasio-Cortez’s $17,000 in student loan debt sounds like a lot, but it probably only involves a monthly student loan payment of $100-$200. It’s hard to know exactly what her payment is without being familiar with the specifics of her loans, but $100-$200/month is a reasonable estimate given that the average graduate owes $28,400 total, which equates to a $297 monthly payment.

And, as previously mentioned, the congresswoman earns almost $175,000 a year! Yet she bizarrely still thinks that working-class taxpayers should have to pay off her bills. What’s even more ironic and tone-deaf is that Ocasio-Cortez goes on in the speech to lament the (supposedly) “false narrative” that “student loan debt is for the privileged.”

She called this “narrative” a “ridiculous assertion” and asked, “Do we really think a billionaire’s child is taking out student loans?”

“Come on!” she exclaimed. “If you are taking on student loan debt, it’s because you are likely a middle or working-class person. Let’s get real, let’s cancel it.”

This part of Ocasio-Cortez’s speech is simply factually false and detached from reality. No, student loan debt isn’t held by the children of billionaires, a straw man claim no one ever made, but it is disproportionately held by a well-educated and thus higher-earning slice of the public.

People like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are total disaster. They only know how to scam people and rob-off taxpayer’s money. They are looters in disguise. Onwards American voters should remain cautious of such individuals.

An internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, research-scholar, counter-terrorism specialist, and editor of Blitz. Follow him on Twitter Salah_Shoaib

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. LaRock

    December 11, 2021 at 19:19

    She’s a charlatan for sure

  2. Barbara Yano

    December 16, 2021 at 21:11

    AOC and the squad are the most some of the most disgusting members of Congress. These are the new democrats. They expect the taxpayer to pay for their personal expenses. They are trash and should be expelled from Congress.

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