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MA Dem Rep. Ayanna Pressley Says “Student Debt is Policy Violence”

MA Dem Rep. Ayanna Pressley Says “Student Debt is Policy Violence”

“We’ll keep fighting to relieve families across the country, to make sure our policies & budgets reflect their lived experiences”

This is just straight-up crazy talk from a member of Congress. Student loan debt is taken on voluntarily.

FOX News reports:

‘Squad’ member Rep. Pressley claims student debt is ‘violence’

There’s a new form of violence in Democrats’ vocabulary.

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts took to social media to push President Biden to universally cancel student debt for U.S. college students and graduates. Reporting on her own canvassing efforts, Pressley said allowing student debt to continue was a form of violence.

“Let’s make it plain: student debt is policy violence,” Pressley wrote. “We’ll keep fighting to relieve families across the country, to make sure our policies & budgets reflect their lived experiences & that we build this grassroots movement to #CancelStudentDebt together.”

Pressley, a member of the far-left “Squad,” explained that her team was involved in what she called “deep canvasing” – speaking with local constituents about student debt cancellation and their financial security.


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Liberal template: “Let’s make it plain (or let’s be honest or let me tell you the truth): “

She makes it plain that the privileged elite (who get to go to college) expect the non-privileged workers (who can’t go to college) to pay extra taxes so the elite won’t have to pay back the money they willingly borrowed.

“You keep using that word, violence. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Someone needs to give these people a nonverbal lesson in English.

I worked my way through college and did not take on loans. I did not get the option from a parents of getting money to help me. This was back in the mid-70s to 80s. It was not pleasant to work and go to school but I finally finished. My sons went to Trade School and are making better money then I was at their age and it was less cost and they also worked to pay for it. University cost have become a rip off and the teaching is not worth it.

Having to listen to your stupidity is violence, Rep. Kojak.

As usual, mindless leftist jargon does violence to common sense.

DeweyEyedMoonCalf | December 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm

Does she really believe that, or is she just saying stupid things to find out how they sound?

If expecting repayment of loans is “violence” yet it’s politically impossible to have it declared as such, then perhaps your strategy should be to end all government involvement in issuing student loans?

Of course that would logically apply to all loans. Is expecting repayment of mortgage debt “violence”? If so, forbid mortgage lending. Consumer installment debt? Loans to buy a car?

Better yet, just make it clear to lenders that they will have no recourse if the borrower defaults (for any reason or no reason) and watch how fast the “problem” gets solved. No credit? No debt problems!

e pluribus unum | December 18, 2021 at 6:09 pm

You, the student, are responsible for any and all loans you sign for. It’s called “being an adult”. You seem to want the benefits of adulthood but without the responsibilities. That is called “being childish”.

If you seek someone else to eliminate your debt, talk to the colleges with their bloated administrative salaries. That’s who took your money. Taxpayers-many who never went to college- are the last ones who you should beg for paying your debts.

If you students don’t think you are capable of repaying debts, perhaps you are not capable of casting votes either.

    Childish, immature and willfully ignorant are the trademarks of the leftist base.

    Who else would be dumb enough to be sucked into the black hole that is socialism/communism?

    If college is too expensive, and leftists run the colleges, then leftists are too expensive, individually and nationally.

    vinnymeyer in reply to e pluribus unum. | December 18, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    “Yes, but adulting is hard!” whine the students….

Anything they don’t like, they call violence. Anything they do like, such as riots, they call peaceful or, if really in a pinch, mostly peaceful. If it allows me to protect myself from people like her, she’ll probably call it violence.

to make sure our policies & budgets reflect their lived experiences

I have absolutely no idea what this is saying.

    Albigensian in reply to randian. | December 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I think it means, “Your claimed but unverifiable emotional distress will be our guide in making objective policy.”

    Before the loan is granted: “Of course I’d never default on my repayment obligation!”
    After: “It’s not fair that I should have to repay!”

    Has there ever been a debtor who did not wish the debt would just magically appear? Why should anyone have to accept a loan instead of an outright grant? Why isn’t everything free already!?

    BillBer in reply to randian. | December 20, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Subjectivist/relativist drivel

    or, as Norm put it, commie gobbledygook.

Antifundamentalist | December 19, 2021 at 8:31 pm

Apparently, asking anyone (other than a while male) under the age of 40 or any minority of any age to do take personal responsibility for ANYTHING is violence, according to leftist talking heads.