Rep. Crenshaw Gives Epic Response to Elizabeth Warren Over ‘Free Stuff’
For many, the long journey to achieve a college degree includes a sizable student loan. Realizing this reality, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat – Massachusetts, is pushing a radical, progressive proposal that will cancel student loan debt.
Yes, that’s right. Those pesky student loans will completely vanish into thin air.
Of course, any sane American knows that isn’t the case. According to TheBlaze, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender’s liberal proposal would burden taxpayers with more than a trillion dollars of student loan debt.
On April 22, 2019, Warren tweeted in part, “Student loan debt is crushing millions of families.
That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational: Universal free college and the cancellation of debt for more than 95% of Americans with student loan debt.”
In a tweet of his own, U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, Republican – Texas, blasted the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful’s policy calling it unfair and “terribly clumsy.”
Linking to Warren’s tweet, the freshman Representative responded, “Loan forgiveness for people making up to $250k?”
He went on to add, “This plan effectively asks all Americans, many of whom never got a degree, to give their tax dollars to people who CHOSE to take out a student loan so that they COULD get a job paying $250k a year.”
Unfortunately for conservatives, canceling student debt isn’t the only socialistic policy idea on Warren’s agenda.
The Massachusetts Senator is also in favor of reparations for slavery, Medicare-for-all, and the Green New Deal.
Regarding reparations for African American descendants of slaves, the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful told the New York Times, “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations. We need systemic, structural changes to address that” according to Fox News.
Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent – Vermont, who is also running in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, unveiled his Medicare-for-all plan. Warren and other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Kristen Gillibrand – Democrat – New York, Cory Booker, Democrat – New Jersey, and Kamala Harris, Democrat – California, endorsed the proposal according to Fox News.
Fox News reported that “Such plans would abolish almost all private coverage.”
Reportedly, some estimates of the of the 10-year cost of the proposal are more than $32 trillion.
On a recent broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Administrator Seema Verma maintained the initiative would lead to longer wait times and diminished care.
The country’s top Medicare official remarked, “I’ve been saying that Medicare-for-all is the biggest threat to the American health care system. What we’re talking about is stripping people of their private health insurance, forcing them into a government-run program.” Verma added, “And if we look at other socialized countries that have tried this approach, what do we see there? Long wait times, poor quality health care and that’s why those people are flying to the United States to get their health care.”
If Verma’s instincts on Medicare-for-all are correct, all Americans, especially those with serious, chronic health conditions, would likely suffer.
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposal, which Warren also enthusiastically supports, is estimated to cost as much as $93 trillion according to a study conducted earlier this year and co-authored by a previous director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
This amounts to roughly $600,000 per American household. At a CNN town hall in March of 2019, Warren said the Green New Deal represents a way for the nation to move forward according to Fox News. Referring to the progressive legislation, Warren stated, “That’s how we build a future.
And I’ll add one little piece to it and say when you take a look at the Green New Deal, understand this is about building the infrastructure for the 21st century, for a sustainable world.”
Warren went on to say, “We do these things together because you can’t start a little business and at the same time try to build the road out front of your house. … What’s happened in America is we have cut back on those infrastructure investments.
Right now, we are spending about six-tenths of one percent on our infrastructure. China, by comparison, is spending about five percent of its GDP on infrastructure.”
If Warren is elected president in 2020, expect the already gigantic national debt to balloon further.
And, plan for much higher taxes in the future.
After all, someone will eventually have to pay for all this “free” stuff.