This is a joke, right?
A prank? An SNL skit? (Nah – it’s too funny to be an SNL skit.)
I mean, just watch:
Our plan: Cancel student debt. Make Wall Street pay for it. Free 45 million Americans from $1.6 trillion in loans. pic.twitter.com/mRom3BZIuE
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 7, 2019
EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS A JOKE. From the way she whips off her glasses at the beginning, to the creepy, predatory nature of the claims. It’s basically saying “IF BERNIE WINS YOUR DEBT GETS ERASED. BOOM!”
Yeah… that’s not how this works. The sad thing? This crap show of a video WILL work on a bunch of mouthbreathers who simply can’t be held accountable for the massive loans they took out to pay for Spring Break. (Yes – this happens constantly. A bunch of people I went to college with paid for Spring Break, booze, and clothing with their loan checks.)
As one of millions struggling to pay back student loans I thank Bernie Sanders for having the most comprehensive and progressive proposals to cancel student debt, for this & many other reasons my whole families voting proudly for Bernie.
— kyle jones (@KyleLovesBernie) July 7, 2019
If we had canceled all student debt in 2016, we would have shrunk the racial wealth gap between young White and Black households (ages 25-40) from 12:1 to 5:1.
— hope is healthy 🌹 (@innatevalue) July 7, 2019
Bernie. Add medical debt to this plan.
— 🚛Joshua4️⃣Congress⭐ (@Joshua4Congress) July 7, 2019
One tweet spoke to my heart:
Oh cool. When can I expect the refund check for payments made? Also, I’d like a do-over on ages 21-25 as I made choices re: internships, jobs, and cities based on whether I could pay my loans. Let me know when it’s in the mail.
— Kim DeBarge 🐱 (@KimDeBarge) July 8, 2019
This is EXACTLY my situation. At 28, I’ve paid off tens of thousands, and worked REALLY hard to do so.
I expect a refund on all of that. And a little bonus since I responsibly took out only what I needed, unlike many of my peers. Thanks.