Apparently, the #MyBernieStory hashtag is a thing and we suspect it’s meant to make you feel sympathy for these Bernie Sanders supporters who are stuck under mountains of student debt. In short, if you don’t vote for Sanders in 2020, David here doesn’t get to have kids.
When I graduated in 2011, I owed $137,000 in student loans.
Today I have $175,000 even as I continue making monthly payments. I will never own a home, start a family, or live debt-free. @BernieSanders is the only person running who will cancel ALL student debt. #MyBernieStory pic.twitter.com/1oUpf8Q0uh
— David Ian Robin š¹ (@DavidIanRobin) August 12, 2019
First of all ā¦ never post a picture of yourself on the Internet holding a sign; that’s why Photoshop was invented. Second, if your true goal is to pay off the student loans you took out, don’t start your Twitter bio with “activist” and include that you’re “in solidarity with oppressed people around the world.” Those oppressed people truly are oppressed and don’t give a damn about your student loan payments.
Things might be different if you had just married Pam instead of letting Jim steal her away.
— Duke Santos 2000 (@unashamedusa) August 12, 2019
I hate misleading bullsh*t like this. You obv deferred your loans for a time, allowing interest to accrue. If you had started paying off your loans right away, there's no mathematical way you would owe more now. Nobody forced you to take a loan. Nobody forced you to defer them.
— The Green Pilot (@ZippedGreene17) August 12, 2019
It absolutely is about the lack of personal responsibility. There are many ways to get the same education at much less than $130K in debt, the most cost effective of which is about $23.75 in late fees at your public library.
— The Green Pilot (@ZippedGreene17) August 12, 2019
You didn't know a Master's degree in Sociology doesn't have many jobs except teaching beforehand? You should have paid attention. And also gone to an in-state school like most of us do.
— Barb (@ChiBarb) August 12, 2019
Sucks being you. It's all about decisions. And personal responsibility. I chose not to go to college. Do I get $175k, also?
— SharpestJimā¢ (@SharpestJim) August 12, 2019
Did you apply to a state school? That's what I did because I could afford it?
— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) August 12, 2019
Obviously you didn't major in economics. If you just pay the interest or minimum payment you're never going to pay it off
— Devin Nunes' Low IQ & Fragile Ego (@TinPotDickTator) August 12, 2019
Judging by your handwriting, I'm guessing you should have gotten into a trade. I'm a skilled welder and make great money.
I had the option to go to school but did my research and chose not to take on the debt. Eight years of labor and on the job training got me here today.
— Nathaniel (@NatealopeB) August 12, 2019
I'm so sorry that you (i'm assuming) were forced at gunpoint to take out $130k in loans. This should never happen!
— Failed Professional Skateboarder Omara Lee (@lamarls) August 12, 2019
That was a choice and a bad one. Why should you have a degree that cost over $100k and I made good choices and did not owe anything when I graduated with a bachelors and masters?? Or how about those who didnāt want a loan and went straight into the workplace? Entitled much?
— b graham (@bgraham44122459) August 12, 2019
What makes you think Bernie could or would pay your debt? Congress would have to approve it, no chance of that. Iāve got debt too, a mortgage. Like you, I voluntarily took it on. I donāt expect anyone to pay it for me, itās my responsibility, as your debt is your responsibility.
— The Original E (@The_Original_E_) August 12, 2019
You graduated from @stonybrooku and @TheNewSchool with a masters in sociology. Unless those schools defrauded you to expect a high six-figure salary upon graduation, your debt is yours. Own it. But I 100% agree you overspent on your education. https://t.co/SBs4ocJse9
— Eric A. Sauter (@EASauter) August 12, 2019
Why did you choose to spend $40k/year at The New School for a masters in Sociology, when you could have attained the same degree from @CUNY for $10-$15k/year? I took on debt, but based it on an estimated ROI. The median wage for Sociologists is ~$75k, and you borrowed $137,000?!
— Ken Barnes (@kenjbarnes1) August 12, 2019
Sorry for you but it's your debt not mine. I paid mine.
— āTexas Grandmaā (@Donnam8470Donna) August 12, 2019
That's YOUR problem. You agreed to it. Why should those of us who are financially prudent pay for your education? What's next? Do you want Bernie and his magical money machine to forgive your credit card debt too?
— Delisa Jones (@delisa_jones) August 12, 2019
Iām more than willing to help MY child with any college debt she may have. You are NOT my responsibility…youāre on your own. Get a job and work out a budget. See a financial counselor but donāt expect me to cover your debt.
— Kathryn S. Townley (@kstownley) August 12, 2019
So heās buying your vote. And thatās what you are looking for in our next President, a bribe offer.
— FerfeLaBat š¦ (@FerfeLaBat) August 12, 2019
So taxpayers bear the brunt of poor decision-making. Got it.
— villadifrid (@villadifrid) August 12, 2019
A real college class would have taught you that if you are not paying more than the interest on your loan, you will never pay off that loan. That extra $38,000 is from your own stupidity in choosing the wrong repayment option.
— Stephen L. Hall (@StephenLHall) August 12, 2019
Why didn't you go to a school you could afford – I chose a state school and worked 35 hrs a week when I was in school. I paid my own debts and got a job that pays well. Why? because I worked and struggled for it.
— Marc Fournier (@MarcFour71) August 12, 2019
You need to get more creative in your approach to earning money. You can earn your way out of that debt over the next 10 years if you apply yourself and stop whining. Stop expecting every other hard-working person to pay off your bad decisions.
— Robert J. Conley (@rjconley) August 12, 2019
Dude, that $137k is basically a townhome or very small house. You could pay that off. Many people do. It doesn't take a financial wizard to make a budget that works. Stop expecting other people to pay for your loans. š
— Stephen (@pretapartager) August 12, 2019
Bernie retweeted this but they vote on interest rates every year and havenāt done anything to try and lower them
— Academia Apps (@academia_apps) August 12, 2019
Bernie never had a job.
— John Stephenson (@Bet22325450ste) August 12, 2019
Senior policy adviser to Bernie Sanders admits sheās $180,000 in debt, demands to be bailed out https://t.co/nubnume3Hk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 25, 2019