When asked about forgetting war debt the Europeans owed the US after WWI, the best president in the history of the United States said, “They hired the money, didn’t they?” Cal Collidge was quite correct.
Putting aside for the moment the absurdity of the claim by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, that student loan debt is tantamount to “violence’, this story is usually only spun from the angle of the debtor. What about the institutions that lent the money?
Let’s say a friend has a really important bill to pay. It is a serious sum. So they come to you and you say you’ll help them with it. But you want the details in writing to protect yourself. The pal says sure and promises to start paying you back over the next year. As the deadlines approach you haven’t heard from them. You really sacrificed for them, but now they’re blowing you off. Ayanna Pressley wants them to be able to tell you, naff off! By asking for your money back, you’re being “violent.”
This is part of her war on the free market. As an authoritarian socialist, Pressley and her Squad will do anything to decrease confidence in the system. Given the Biden administration’s veto on this, they won’t get their way.
FNC: “Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts took to social media to push President Biden to universally cancel student debt for U.S. college students and graduates. Reporting on her own canvassing efforts, Pressley said allowing student debt to continue was a form of violence.”
“Let’s make it plain: student debt is policy violence,” Pressley wrote. “We’ll keep fighting to relieve families across the country, to make sure our policies & budgets reflect their lived experiences & that we build this grassroots movement to #CancelStudentDebt together.”
Today, over 43 million people in the U.S. are crushed under more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.
This fall, the A-Team led our first ever deep canvassing efforts w/our neighbors across the #MA7 to hear how this crisis impacts our communities. This is what we learned🧵
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 17, 2021
“By ‘deep canvassing,’ we engaged voters across the district in longer, one-on-one conversations about student debt cancellation, discussed how canceling student debt would impact their lives, and introduced new perspectives by sharing stories & lived experiences.” That is gibberish.
“And so many others whose lived experiences continue to affirm what we know to be true: That the student debt crisis is multiracial & multigenerational,” she wrote. “That it is a racial, gender & economic justice issue. That @POTUS can & must #CancelStudentDebt.” Not gonna happen. Well played, on this one, Biden.