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In our country, the average American is a law-abiding person who works hard to pay his or her debts, including taxes and student loans. For this type of person, government bailouts are unnecessary. Sadly, presidential candidates do not seem to be interested in appealing to this type of voter.
For example, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has campaigned on a plan to eliminate student tuition debt. This has not pleased those students and their parents who worked hard, and maybe took on an extra job, to pay these burdensome debts.
On Monday, one of those fathers confronted Warren at a campaign event in Iowa. The video of their exchange went viral. He said to Warren, “My daughter is getting out of school. I saved all my money. She doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get any money back?” The Senator coldly responded, “Of course not!”
He continued, “So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money, and those of us who did the right thing get screwed…My buddy had fun, bought a car, went on vacations. I saved my money. He made more than I did. But I worked a double shift, worked extra — my daughter worked since she was 10.”
At that point, the responsible father became incensed when he realized that Warren was not taking his comments seriously. He said to her “So, you’re laughing.” Although she claimed “No, I’m not,” the outraged father was not convinced. He concluded his brief visit by telling her, “Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re doing. We did the right thing, and we get screwed.”
When he walked away, Warren immediately started talking to the next person in line, but the impact of their conversation will not fade away any time soon. It is reminiscent of the exchange at a 2008 Toledo, Ohio campaign event between then presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Samuel Wurzelbacher who became known as “Joe the Plumber.”
Wurzelbacher questioned Obama about his tax plan. He said, “your new tax plan is going to tax me more isn’t it?” Obama gave a long-winded answer about how higher taxes would benefit those at the bottom and give them more money to afford plumbing services. The future President said, “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeff Crouere