AOC: Student Loan 'Forgiveness' Will Help People 'Go Back To School'

Brittany M. Hughes | April 15, 2024
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No one's ever accused AOC of being the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

The Democrat congresswoman and self-described socialist from New York went on Late Night with Stephen Colbert last Thursday to wax poetic about the joys of "forgiving" millions of Americans' student loan debt - i.e., transferring that debt onto the millions more Americans who didn't voluntarily sign up for it, weren't handed a degree, and who now have to foot the bill for someone else's choices.

To the tune of billions' of dollars.

So why should hardworking people have to bear the burden of someone else's debt? So the newly out-of-debt person can "go back to school," of course!

"You know, this...people getting student love forgiveness, getting their student loans cancelled, it means that, you know, it's hope to buy a house, or have a kid, or travel abroad, or maybe even go back to school and pursue a career that they maybe otherwise wouldn't have," AOC told Colbert, who nodded along like a bobblehead.

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And if you're wondering, "Huh?" you're not the only one. As someone who paid off my own student loans and doesn't fancy paying for someone else's so they can go take out more debt for yet another degree, I had a thing or two to say to AOC.