Now Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC aka a big pain in Donald Trump’s butt has suggested perhaps the US could take a brief leave from its arch-capitalism and cut people a little slack by suspending collection on student loan debt.
She also threw in some mortgage relief, as a treat!
We should also consider measures on mortgage relief.
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has proposed wiping out all student debt if elected president, while rival Joe Biden wants to make it easier for people to repay the loan.
As for Donald Trump… he’s supported legislation that would make it more difficult for struggling students to have their debts "forgiven". Plus his administration just called a Democrat-led coronavirus response bill a "radical left" agenda because it wants to give people things like free testing and extended unemployment insurance.
It's not just student loan debt, either. If coronavirus stops Americans from being able to keep up with medical bills or any owed payments, millions could be at risk of bankruptcy.
59 per cent of Americans live paycheque to paycheque, and coronavirus poses a significant risk to their financial security if there's no safety net or emergency measures.
This is what Donald Trump just called a “radical left” agenda:
- free coronavirus testing
- paid emergency medica… https://t.co/zc1JPRHvYn