Sen. Elizabeth Warren came face-to-face with an angry voter who challenged her plan on student loans.
The man confronting the Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate on her plan to cancel student loan debt said he was the father of a college student.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is confronted by a father who worked double shifts to pay for his daughters education and wants to know if he will get his money back. pic.twitter.com/t2GGbAnG08
— Eddie Donovan (@EddieDonovan) January 21, 2020
He appeared to get more angry as Warren told him he could not get back the money he saved to pay for his daughter to go to college.
“I just wanted to ask one question. My daughter is getting out of school. I saved all my money. Am I gonna get my money back?” he asked.
“Of course not,” Warren responded.
“So you’re gonna pay for people who didn’t save any money, but those of us who did the right thing get screwed?” the father asked, referring to Warren’s proposal to cancel some or all student loan debts for those who borrowed money.
“No, you’re not going to get screwed,” Warren insisted.
The father didn’t wait for Warren to elaborate and went on to inform her that he worked hard to save his money for years to save the funds for his daughter’s college as he tried to point out the unfairness of a plan that would reward those who were financially irresponsible and buried under loans while others who did not rack up debt will not be given a refund.
“My buddy had fun, bought a car, went on vacation,” the man said. “I saved my money. He made more than I did. But I worked a double shift, worked extra — my daughter has worked since she was 10. So, you’re laughing.”
The 2020 hopeful shook her head to indicate she was not mocking him or his story.
“That’s exactly what you’re doing!” the angry father said. “We did the right thing and we get screwed!”
Apparently exasperated with the Democrat, the man abruptly walked away as Warren put on a smile and greeted someone else at the Grimes, Iowa campaign event.
Warren unveiled her progressive plan to abolish student loan debt for 42 million Americans last year, cancelling $50,000 in student loan debt for everyone with household income under $100,000. Those households earning more than $250,000 would not, however, see any student loan debt cancellation.
Warren’s overly ambitious student loan forgiveness plan and universal free college plan would be funded with an Ultra-Millionaire Tax which would be imposed on families with at least $50 million in net worth. Last week, Warren declared that she would bypass Congress and pass he proposal with an executive action if she is elected president.
That father is not the only one balking at Warren’s radical plan, as Twitter users reacted to the video of the confrontation and agreed with the angry man’s argument.
That’s exactly how millions of us that paid our student debt and now we have to pay for everyone elses. #Screwed
— Catherine (@Catheri71000729) January 23, 2020
This is EPIC!!! My husband and I have asked this question multiple times!! Who all gets their money back for doing the right thing and paying for our college and our children’s college!!?? Of course @SenWarren had no answer!!
— Kim ?? #MAGA ? #KAG2020 (@godisgood1961) January 23, 2020
Shes such a socialist that she doesnt understand the point the guy was making …
— David Francis (@Dfran1000David) January 21, 2020
What about the kids who used their loan money to pay for things other than education? I know someone who used it to finance a spring break trip. We wouldn’t be cancelling just “tuition” debt, believe me.
— StuckintheMiddle (@Stuckin83084986) January 23, 2020
Annd BOOM ?
He’s only saying what every other sane, logical person is thinking.
— Ann ? (@Doodisgirl) January 22, 2020
The entire Dem platform, in one tweet.
This is why i oppose the entire idea, its unfairly benefit their direct constituency and screws over everyone else.
They want to buy the votes thru pandering and tell the rest of us who worked for it we don’t count.
— Roger C (@floplag) January 23, 2020
This father is EXACTLY right. Why should hardworking tax payers, who honor their debt, pay for deadbeats who don’t?
— AnnaV (@perchance99) January 23, 2020
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