Now that it’s clear President Joe Biden will be announcing some form of student loan debt relief in the days ahead, conservatives have launched a full-scale attack on the plan, arguing that to forgive student loans would send the wrong message to young people and be a dangerous bailout.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham must have thought she had the perfect argument in opposition to the president’s plan, so she took to Twitter and used her own family to argue against forgiving student loan debt for anyone.
“My mom worked as a waitress until she was 73 to help pay for our college, even helped with loan repayment. Loan forgiveness just another insult to those who play by the rules.”
My mom worked as a waitress until she was 73 to help pay for our college, even helped with loan repayment. Loan forgiveness just another insult to those who play by the rules.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 28, 2022
Mediaite reports that Ingraham does indeed have spectacular academic credentials:
Ingraham attended Dartmouth College, where she earned her undergraduate degree in the mid-1980s. She then worked in the Reagan White House. Afterward, she graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991.
Sounds like Laura should have paid off her own loans, doesn’t it? And if the fact that her mother had to work until she was 73 just to pay off loans for her kids isn’t the perfect argument for student loan reform and debt relief, then what is?
It didn’t take long before Ingraham was shredded on social media.
how old was Laura when her mom was 73? Because even if she gave birth to her at age 40, it meant Laura made her wait tables to pay her for her ivy league degree and law degree that she never used when Laura was well into her 30’s and on TV. https://t.co/qeJVDG6Qky
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) April 28, 2022
“The rules” shouldn’t include working into your 70’s to pay for a child’s tuition. That’s dumb, and broken, and not at all normal.
Maybe we should stop shaming people who are buried under debt from a corrupt system, and instead reform the system that buried them. https://t.co/Gb7dPx7fGu
— Aaron Mahnke (@amahnke) April 28, 2022
Happy Mother’s Day! May we all work our moms into the grave!! https://t.co/nBolXbOgZq
— Brittany Knupper (@BrittanyKnupper) April 29, 2022
1) You let your mom work until she was 73 to pay your debts?
2) What a great argument for student loan forgiveness. https://t.co/O2MsNAQtjE
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) April 28, 2022
I bet Laura’s mom would want government to liberate her from waitressesing until she was 73. I bet Laura’s mom would want other moms to be liberated from that. Especially seeing as her hard work led to Laura using her as a political prop in selfish tweets like this one. https://t.co/OScjsF99hG
— Touré (@Toure) April 28, 2022
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