As Twitchy recently reported, Vox founder Ezra Klein was pretty intrigued by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s bold plan to not only offer universal free college but to cancel the student debt of more than 95 percent of student loan holders.
It made perfect sense to Klein: just because things were worse for people in the past is no excuse not to make them better for people in the future. Sure, you took out loans and paid your tuition to attend college, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fix that horrible system.
See, it sounds great!
Student loan debt is crushing millions of families. That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational: Universal free college and the cancellation of debt for more than 95% of Americans with student loan debt. Read all about it here: https://t.co/IG9J5CiNb7
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 22, 2019
You just paid off your student loans last week? Sucker! You should have waited until Warren was elected president.
You better retro that and pay back all of us who diligently paid our loans back in full if you pull this bull?. Otherwise, go do some more peyote with your fellow Squaws.
— Galloping Ghost (@TDs_n_Goals) April 22, 2019
As much as I would love to have my student loans cancelled, someone has to pay for it. Dems love spending other people’s money. Heck, who doesn’t love a shopping spree on someone else’s dime? But let’s get real.
— Free Assange (@EmmeOlivera) April 22, 2019
NO! I signed on the dotted line, I will pay it off. I still owe over 40K and I refuse to let you rob me of fulfilling my obligation. You can take my money and use it for housing homeless veterans. But i do not want any of my money going to illegals!
— SaveOurCountry (@blakerybob03) April 22, 2019
Yet people like you expect to get paid big bucks to teach college courses. I see, you just want another govt paycheck. No thanks!
— Deplorable CEC (@Truthdojo) April 22, 2019
You know, if Elizabeth Warren had turned down that Harvard salary of $430,000, the school probably could have lowered tuition and students would have had fewer student loans. Narrator: She didn’t turn it down.
Do mortgages and credit card debt while we’re preparing to screw lenders https://t.co/xlaasoDYDS
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 22, 2019
Now do my mortgage, car note, and business debt. https://t.co/VgX0rX5aIH
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 22, 2019
Since it's for families, why stop there?
Let's cancel all credit card debt – that's over a trillion dollars of relief.
Then dump auto loans because it sucks to pay that 3-4 years in. Just another trillion.
And mortgages would free up $15 trillion – just do it and be legends. https://t.co/aAadWHUZ8i
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 22, 2019
Do I get a refund for having chosen a cheaper public university so I wouldn't be riddled with a ton of debt?
Seriously this is stupid – everyone knows what they're borrowing when they go through the process and I want no part in paying off everyone else's student loans. https://t.co/aAadWHUZ8i
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 22, 2019
This proposal is a wet dream for universities.
Instead of vapirically sucking money out of young people, they can suck it out of EVERYONE.
Any education reform that doesn't make the universities scared as shit for failing to equip their students is garbage. https://t.co/sfv98mHKmu
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) April 22, 2019
But I don't wanna pay for other people's college or their college debts. https://t.co/yvoK9eoU1E
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 22, 2019
You’ve heard her insist it will be only the very “tippy-top” of earners who will make all of this possible: universal free college, universal child care, Medicare for All, student loan forgiveness … Jeff Bezos will pay for it all and not even miss the money.
It’s obvious why you think we should pay for low income people to go to college, but why should we pay for rich people to go to college? https://t.co/iF2J51mhFj
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 22, 2019
Hey, as long as you're giving away the store, can I have a refund of the tens of thousands I paid paying off my student loans, plus interest? It's only ffaaaiiiirrr!!! https://t.co/77HlidDWjd
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 22, 2019
1. College is not for everyone
2. This will turn college into the DMV
3. No https://t.co/Cbv8MtPbe8
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) April 22, 2019
Government fixes free money with freer money! https://t.co/YtpmiMAQqg
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 22, 2019
What about those of us who worked and paid for our education??? Are you going to refund the cost of that??? You’ll probably say we fall under some ridiculous privilege status and don’t deserve reimbursement. Get Serious!!! Where do they come up with this garbage ??? https://t.co/iDaPunH7c9
— Rob Scott (@roblscott81) April 22, 2019
What better way to win the youth vote than lie about “cancelling” their student loan debt. Sad that some students are dumb enough to believe it. https://t.co/qv0KGZ0h8I
— Noah Clement (@Rocky_BalNoah) April 22, 2019
My opinion on this:
— Carson W. (@CarsonEW24) April 22, 2019
This is awesome!!! Kids didn't take their free high school education seriously.
So, now we are going to trust those same kids with free college.
What a marvelous idea!!!!
— sick of PC (@SickofPC) April 22, 2019
I’m not paying for anymore college. I put my two kids through and I’m done.
— Dixie Westphal Kurtz (@DixieWestphal) April 22, 2019
What about those families that skimped, saved, made responsible college and lifestyle choices and finished debt free. What a disgusting insult to each and every one of them…every single one
— Liberty First (@LibertyHasCost) April 22, 2019
So people who paid for their college get screwed over. I expect nothing less from Pocahontas, who defrauded the affirmative action movement and screwed minorities over. What a pile of garbage.
— ryan ottering (@OtteringRyan) April 22, 2019
Are you reimbursing everyone or just people who graduated? I have other questions but because this is basically a PR stunt that won’t go anywhere, never mind.
— Mo (@MartitaO) April 22, 2019
As a student who has not been able to finish college due to the ridiculous prices of tuition, I’m incredibly proud to work for a candidate that understands the issues Americans are going through. And then creates an amazing plan to combat these issues! #WARREN2020 https://t.co/W8NZlBry68
— Ale Gomez (@alegomez2125) April 22, 2019
For her sake, let’s hope Ale has picked a better college major than a candidate to work for. Just ask Warren to write a check for your tuition and then advise her to drop out gracefully.
Surprise! Ezra Klein totally mischaracterizes fiscal conservatives' opposition to Elizabeth Warren's awful student loan debt plan https://t.co/7y6lMciIAU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2019