Rashida Tlaib is now a Congresswoman earning $174,000 per year, gets free medical benefits, an allowance. and still hasn’t been able to pay her student debt. Tlaib said she put herself into $200,000 of debt to get her law degree, working full time, and still owes $70,000.
“I worked full time, Monday through Friday, and took weekend classes to get my law degree. And still, close to $200,000 in debt. And I still owe over $70,000 and most of it was interest,” Tlaib said.
Twitter ripped her apart.
“I can’t wait to tell the 18 welders that work for me in the heat of summer and cold of winter to provide for their families that they have the privilege of repaying some lib politician’s student loan. They’ll be beyond excited,” one constituent responded.
“We just had a full year of ZERO interest and no penalties for lack of payment. On top of that, the government just handed us a bunch of cash. That was an amazing opportunity that I took advantage of. I made my last student loan payment yesterday. Stop whining and just pay it back,” said Chris Ford.
“When I knew that I would be paying for my law degree, I chose a state university over a private law school. I didn’t want to incur the debt of a private law school. This was a conscious decision I made. Maybe you should have done the same instead of asking taxpayers to fund you,” another said.
Tlaib gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wayne State University in 1998 and then graduated as a Juris Doctor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2004 passing the Michigan bar examination in 2007.
“I do not understand why borrowing money for college is somehow morally superior to borrowing money for something else. If someone borrows $100,000 to buy trucks to start a business no one calls for canceling that debt,” said Mike Infusino.
“Gotta love it. Here we have a lawyer trying to break a legal contract she entered into of her own free will because paying off her student loans is inconvenient to her. Yet she as a representative wants to pawn off her debt on taxpayers she represents,” said John Sweeney.