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Twitter Drags Right-Wing Rag For Attacking Warren's Game-Changing Proposal

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | April 22, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | April 22, 2019 |


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Elizabeth Warren has sparked excitement among liberals with her proposal to create a wealth tax to expunge student loan debt and make public 2-4 year colleges free. Dustin broke down some of the ways this could be a wonderful game-changer for the US economy. Now, for the conservative counterpoint, we turn to executive editor of the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein.

The above is a quote from the Klein-penned op-ed, in which he suggests Warren’s plan is a naked plea to attract Millenial voters. He writes:

Right now, more than a third of millennials have student loan debt, and studies have shown that the debt is leading them to delay major life decisions including purchasing a house, saving for retirement, and even getting married and having kids. Total student loan debt is now at $1.6 trillion in the United States, making the money owed high [sic] than auto loans and credit card debt and trailing only mortgages in terms of the value of various forms of consumer credit. Unlike other forms of debt that are spread across the whole population, student loan debt is concentrated mostly among younger Americans.

Klein deftly establishes how student loans are prohibiting Millenials for participating in the economy like those who came before them have. He notes Warren’s plan would potentially help “42 million people, or 95% of those with debt.” Nonetheless, he derides Warren’s plan as “the worst sort of pander from an increasingly desperate politician.” The crux of his argument against this proposal is “it will be a slap in the face to those who have already struggled to pay off their student loans without government assistance.”

K. Well, that’s the “slap” comment heard ‘round the world wide web. And Twitter was quick to clap back.

But beyond schooling Klein for his astoundingly poor argument, Twitter users also voiced how their own experiences with student loans impacted their thoughts on Warren’s plan.

In summation, Mr. Klein:



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.




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