Alexandria Ocasio Cortez just revealed what her student loan balance is… and expects us to feel sorry for her.
I certainly don’t. I owe significantly more than she does. You know who I expect to PAY that balance?
ME. I AM ACCOUNTABLE FOR PAYING THE BALANCE OF A LOAN I TOOK OUT MYSELF. DEAR GOD.
According to Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans as she revealed she owes nearly $20,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday.
“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job,” she said, referring to Republicans, according to the New York Post. “This is our job.”
YOU chose to go to college. YOU chose to take out a loan to pay for it. YOU are responsible for paying it.
HOW IS THIS EVEN IN QUESTION?!
The committee was discussing how to bring down the estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt owed in the United States.
“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” she said. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”