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Actress Shailene Woodley may not have realized it, but she captured the very essence of why so many young people back Bernie Sanders … and yes, it has to do with free stuff.
The “Divergent” star, and avid Sanders supporter, recorded a video of a young Sanders voter who claimed she has accrued $226,000 in student loan debt in the pursuit of a degree in speech pathology.
For many, student loans have become a convenient alternative to actually getting a job to support their preferred lifestyle. It is only when the bill comes due that they lose their collective minds … or turn to a self-avowed Democratic Socialist like Sanders who promises free college education for all.
Retroactively applied, of course!
— Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) April 16, 2016
The reaction on social media seemed to center around a common theme: Why should others be forced to pay for your poor choices?
That and the fact that the Democratic Party has been peddling “free” stuff in exchange for votes for years.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
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How on Earth do you manage to rack up $226K in debt for a speech pathology degree? https://t.co/9zDo7iymy2
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) April 17, 2016
@JGreenDC Pizza, beer, rent, gas, clothes, pizza, beer, rent, gas, clothes, oh….tuition….
— Colonel (@laurakfillault) April 17, 2016
— Desert Rat (@dave_taft) April 17, 2016
Wait… she took out $226,000 in loans to get a job that only pays $45,000/year & now wants me to pay them off!!!! https://t.co/cyRhgywUwa
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 17, 2016
— BrownSkin (@BrunusCutis) April 17, 2016
— The Fashy Economist (@AidanTTierian) April 16, 2016
— Mamba! Niner! (@MamboNiner) April 16, 2016
— Keith Rose (@EmpiricalKeith) April 16, 2016
— Ted Tidwell (@tedtidwell) April 16, 2016
— Mad Max Plisskin (@callmesnake_16) April 16, 2016
@samuelharden that’s… that’s a lot of student loan debt not to be a doctor…
— Holden Page ∆ (@HoldenthePage) April 17, 2016
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