Moments ago, AOC threw her weight behind Bernie’s radical proposal to wipe clean all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.
The Democratic presidential candidate’s new proposal calls for the federal government to wipe clean the student debt held by 45 million Americans, including all private and graduate school debt, The Washington Post reported. The proposal package also includes making public universities, community colleges and trade schools tuition-free.
Sanders reportedly plans to pay for the lofty proposal with a tax on Wall Street, which his campaign says will generate more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The tax would focus on financial transactions, the report said, such as a 0.5 percent tax on stock transactions and a 0.1 percent tax on bonds.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 24, 2019
Many mocked AOC for her position on Twitter.
Everyone should default on their loans now. It will maximize your take! Think of the extra money you will have!!
— Motown Boy (@motown5203) June 24, 2019
You want a raise and your student loan debt cancelled?
— Joe O. (@JoeHookem95) June 24, 2019
She’s incapable of being honest
— GenericMetsFan (@GenericMets) June 24, 2019