Opinion AOC paid her student loans on the congressional floor

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  1. PEB

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    She made a payment on her college loan during congressional hearings to make a point. She wanted to prove a point and to show how crippling student loan debt is for someone who's not making Congress kind of money.

    She showed that she currently had 20,200 in debt an it dropped to 19,000 dollars.

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    Ocasio-Cortez opened her remarks by telling the witnesses and audience that she had made a student loan payment while attending the hearing.

    "I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16," she said. "I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now."

    Student loan hearing: Hasan Minhaj calls student debt 'paywall to the middle class' during congressional testimony
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    She was happy to show her loan debt to everyone on the congressional floor.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/2276327001
     
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    Whoa.... so paying bills leaves you with less money? This really explains why I'm poor.
     
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    It is surprising a liberal paid their bills. Good job AOC! Way to set an example!!

    EDIT: LOL TS Changed his title from AOC did something surprising on the congressional floor
     
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    Holy shit I’m astonished
     
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    Sounds like the feds should stop facilitating student loans.
     
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    She has 20 grand in her account, so shes doing better than something like 95% of the country. If anything, that tells me people in congress make to much money.
     
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    Hold out long enough and you student-loan-debt slaves will get to wipe your hands clean of that mess.
     
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  9. Liquid Smoke

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    Economics major...
     
  10. Rational Poster

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    TFW you have more money than a sitting congresswoman.
     
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    wiping student debt is retarded. shouldnt encourage ppl to go to school to study something stupid. Join the work force and take charge.
     
  12. DrDune

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    $19k lmao.

    That should be reason enough to exclude her from giving economic advice on behalf of others.
     
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  13. Liquid Smoke

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    She's 29, never had a real job, makes more than the average person but lives in an expensive neighborhood.
    All in all this is about par for the course.
     
  14. High Plains Shifter

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    Learning a trade is where it's at. Or at least something in STEM. Of course, you'll probably never be rich, but there are more important things in life than material acquisition. Many more. It's like that line in Fight Club: the more you own, the more those things end up owning you.
     
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    She helped pay her way through college by working as a bartender. Isn't that a real job? It's certainly a shitty job, working at a tipped minimum likely. She then did what Americans used to aspire to, making her lot much better, and attaining office before 30.

    Why you guys are soooooo eager to poo poo her on this shows a lot. I guess it's not inspirational unless you're a fat crybaby with a rich dad.
     
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    Yeah she's doing great for herself and that's great, but I'm not exactly sure what this thread is supposed to prove. Yeah someone making 176k a year should be paying down their student debt.

    Actually why does someone making that much a year have 20k just sitting in a checking account? Why not pay off your debt or invest instead of having money doing nothing? Isn't she supposed to be an econ major?
    Or maybe she is making WAY more than 176k where 20k in a checking account is nothing to her now.
     
  17. Brodels

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    Yeah this oppressed brown woman has $19,000 more in her account than this privileged white male.

    I fucking hate this cunt
     
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    Lmao. Better figure out how to white male correctly bro.
     
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    <{poor?}>
     
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