A man who said he worked “double shifts” to save for his daughter’s college education angrily confronted 2020 Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday over her plan to forgive student loan debt for most borrowers.
The father, getting increasingly angry, criticized the Massachusetts Democrat over her plan, but grew even more heated after she said he could not get back the money he spent for his daughter’s college tuition.
“My daughter is in school. I saved all my money. Am I gonna get my money back?” the dad asked.
“Of course not,” Warren replied.
“So you’re gonna pay for people who didn’t save any money, but those of us who did the right thing get screwed?” the man asked.
The man noted how hard he had worked to save for his daughter and accused Warren of mocking his life’s story.
“You’re laughing at me!” the man said.
Warren denied that she was laughing, but the dad was not buying her explanation.
“That’s exactly what you’re doing!” he said. “We did the right thing and we get screwed!”
Last year, Warren unveiled a $640 billion plan to forgive about 95 percent of all student loans up to $50,000. She claimed the plan would be financed with a new tax on wealthy Americans.
A Father confronts @SenWarren
Father : My daughter is in school, I saved all my money just to pay student loans Can I have my money back?
Warren: of course not
Father: so you want to help those who don't save any money and the ones that do the right thing get screwed? pic.twitter.com/EY8M57tj9F
— JiveBunny (@JiveBunnyMuzik) January 21, 2020