Mike Rowe Blasts Biden's 'Forgiveness' Agenda
First off, a lot of us have or have had student loan debt, and no doubt, it would have been nice if it just vanished but the idea that Biden's 'student loan forgiveness program is free is just propaganda. It's not free, taxpayers will foot the bill and that's the part the Democrats aren't telling you.
Right now, Biden is chewing on the idea of 'forgiving' $10,000 of student loans per debt-ower. They haven't settled on a number yet but I can only imagine that it's catastrophic.
"I'm happy to forgive the loan. Yes. You still have to pay it back," Mike Rowe joked.
"No, this makes me crazy," he continued. "My foundation focuses on work ethic scholarships, and we award those scholarships to people who affirmatively don't want to purchase a four-year degree. They want to be trained plumbers, steamfitters, pipefitters, electricians, so forth. We've assisted 1,400 people. We've given away about $7 million in work ethic scholarships. And when I hear this story and when I see it framed out, what I hear is the government asking those people to pay specifically for the degrees that have been purchased at an incredible multiple with impunity," Rowe explained.
"I mean, it's breathtaking to me," Rowe continued. "These people, many of them have work trucks and they have $40-$50,000 worth of tools that they borrowed to get. And nobody anywhere ever talks about forgiving that, including me. Because personally, look, you bought it; figure it out. And so it gets real personal, real fast. And I always come back to the same question, which is: Is forgiving the loans going to do anything to inspire, motivate or otherwise nudge the universities to drop the cost of tuition?"
Teachers have to get paid. Institutions have to get paid. The person sweeping up after college kids throw a random protest has to get paid. That money has to come from somewhere. Why shouldn't it be the person who took out the loan? Why is this administration so hellbent on crushing the working class by forcing taxpayers to cover unnecessary expenses?