“$10,000, money’s fake, I mean, I don’t see a problem,” a student told Young America’s Foundation Spokeswoman Kara Zupkus when asked for his thoughts on President Biden’s recently announced plan to forgive student loan debt.
Zupkus visited George Mason University earlier this week on a mission to find out what college students think of President Biden’s controversial proposal, under which tens of millions of Americans will receive a $10,000 dollar credit towards their student loan balances. Those who received a Pell Grant while in school will receive an additional $10,000 on top of that.
“It’s like a pretty small percentage of what I have out, so I guess some is good,” another student told Zupkus.
When the YAF spokeswoman followed up by asking the student what she’d say to those who criticize the plan, the student argued that “there’s like plenty of stuff that taxes pay for that not everyone uses, but we all kind of take advantage of that anyway so I don’t think it’s much different than any other public service.”
Analysis conducted by the National Taxpayers Union estimates that the per-taxpayer burden on the Biden Administration’s loan forgiveness plan will cost upwards of $2,000.
One student’s thoughts on the matter were particularly concerning. He suggested that those who have never attended college should “pity” college students, and “give [them] a helping hand”:
“What he did right now is just the first step. I feel like this should go further,” he told Zupkus when asked whether $10,000 is enough.“I feel like people who don’t go to college, and you know–sometimes they live like they either spend the rest of their lives in like retail or like these labor jobs and all that stuff–but, uh, people who do make it without college, I guess… pity us little people, I guess,” he added. “And like you know, give us a helping hand. Donate some money to people who are struggling to further [their] intelligence either to gratify their own lives or do what their parents want,” he suggested.
Unfortunately, this entitled attitude has become increasingly widespread among our nation’s youth. On college campuses across the country, leftist students whine and complain when they hear ideas they disagree with- and now, they think that taxpayers who have never had the privilege of attending college, or who paid off their own student loans through hard work and dedication, should bail them out.
“It seems these students have been hand-fed talking points from the liberal media regarding student loan forgiveness,” YAF Spokeswoman Kara Zupkus said. “Nearly every student we spoke with said the plan ‘is a start,’ but emphasized the need for increased forgiveness. This is the problem with the Left––when you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. No amount of ‘free’ money will ever be satisfying enough for them.”