An elected member of Congress is paid $ 174,000 per year. That’s $ 14,500 per month and $ 3,346 per week. For most people, that’s a lot of money. It doesn’t even include all the expenses that are paid for them.
Detroit-area MP Rashida Tlaib, who has been receiving this kind of salary for three years now, is asking the US taxpayer to repay his student debt. On the floor of the House of Representatives in a speech supporting a bill that would require the U.S. taxpayer to repay student debt, including hers, she said:
“I worked full time, Monday through Friday, and took classes on weekends to get my law degree. And again, almost $ 200,000 in debt. And I still owe over $ 70. $ 000 and most of it was interest. “
In an article published in Townhall, they said the following:
“It’s not just the poor who take out loans. Students from families earning more than $ 114,000 a year borrow at the same rate as students with the lowest incomes – and they take out loans almost twice as much. Students with graduate degrees – lawyers, doctors and others – account for 40% of all student debt.
And the top 25% of households hold nearly half of student loan debt, according to the Urban Institute. The forgiveness of the students would in large part be a helping hand for the better-off. “
A constituent of her tweeted what follows:
“I can’t wait to tell the 18 welders who work for me in the heat of summer and cold of winter to support their families that they have the privilege of paying off a politician’s student loan. liberal. They will be more than excited.
“I have to love him. Here we have a lawyer who is trying to break a legal contract that she made of her own free will because paying off her student loans is not right for her. However, as a representative, she wants to pledge her debt to the taxpayers she represents ”
I couldn’t have said it better.
If Democrats passed a bill exempting people from their contractual obligations, what about us who did the responsible thing and paid our student loan debt and honored our contractual obligations?
If the Democrats passed this bill, it would cost the American taxpayer more than $ 1.6 trillion or $ 1.6 trillion.
Rashida, you signed the contract and gladly took the money. You should be an adult, learn from your contract law classes, and meet your contractual obligations to pay off your debt.
I suggest that you use some of the $ 174,000 per year that US taxpayers are already giving you to pay off your student loan debt.