Democrats are nothing if not creative.
Whether it’s euphemisms like “investments” to pitch the idea of tax increases or shaming Americans into swallowing sky-high energy prices to be “green” it’s always the same con – give us more of your hard-earned money and maybe we’ll throw you some crumbs when we feel like it, or need to be reelected.
Now a Congresswoman with a six-figure salary has a crazy idea to take money from American taxpayers for herself.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) earns $174,000 per year, plus a top-notch healthcare plan, tax credits for $3,000 of travel expenses, and is well on her way to a pension most middle and working class people would envy – all as perks for spouting off nonsense in a Congressional district so blue it would make Lenin blush.
AOC drives a $50,000 Tesla Model 3 – but according to her own words in December, 2021, quoted her student loan debt at $17,000.
The Congresswoman “Of The People” thinks that taxpayers ought to take that student loan bill off her hands for her.
Cortez asserted to Spectrum News NY-1 that Biden is in danger of losing support if he doesn’t make the American taxpayers pay off her student debt that amounts to 10% of her pre-tax income (and everyone else with debt), saying, “We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road, increasingly narrow band of independent voters. But, this is really about the collapse of support among young people, among Democratic base, feeling like they worked overtime to get this president elected and they aren’t necessarily being seen. It is Biden’s power and ability to cancel student debt, and nobody else’s. We do not have much more time to wait.”
"It is Biden's power and ability to cancel student debt and nobody else's."
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) March 24, 2022
Biden promised on the campaign trail to chop off $10,000 from every college student’s debt but that promise so far remains unfulfilled.
That’s because the President’s anemic poll numbers have done little to convince Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to make moves to further inflame inflation, which would be unpopular in a state Biden lost by 40 percentage points.
The U.S. has more than $1.5 trillion in student debt with the Biden administration continuing to extend the moratorium on loan payments.
Exactly how canceling student loan debt would be fair to the millions who paid off their debt was left unexplained by the Congresswoman, but student loan forgiveness would have to be paid for by someone – American taxpayers that played by the rules responsibly.
What this really is, is simply an acknowledgment that Democrats are in trouble and pushing student loan forgiveness is a desperate ploy to reengage Democrats who have become disillusioned by the bungling Biden administration.
This administration has been so disastrous that a prominent member of the The Squad knows that Democrats’ only hope is for Biden to somehow find a way to play Santa Claus to younger voters unlikely to turn out in November.
She and her colleagues are right to be very, very afraid.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.