During a photo opportunity at a Grimes, Iowa campaign event for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an angry father confronted the Democratic 2020 presidential candidate with one question that she apparently didn’t have a great answer for.
According to The Washington Examiner, the man waited in the photo line and when he finally reached Warren, he confronted her with questions over her proposed student loan forgiveness program.
“I just wanted to ask one question. My daughter is getting out of school. I’ve saved all my money. She doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?” the man asked Warren.
The senator was obviously caught off-guard and simply replied, “of course not.”
The angry voter’s reply was blunt and to the point.
“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,” he asked. “My buddy had fun, bought a car, went on vacations. I saved my money,” he said. “He made more than I did. But I worked a double shift, worked extra — my daughter worked since she was 10. So, you’re laughing.”
“No, I’m not,” Warren replied.
The man shot back, saying “Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re doing. We did the right thing, and we get screwed.”
You can watch the full confrontation in the video clip below:
At a campaign event today in Grimes, Iowa, Sen. @ewarren took a question from a man who got testy about her college tuition plan.
— Annie Andersen (@Annie_Andersen) January 20, 2020
At issue is Warren’s plan to eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt for households currently making less than $100,000 per year. That number is wide, as it covers about 95 percent of those with outstanding student loans. On top of that, Warren has pledged to put the program into action via executive order and as soon as she would hypothetically win the White House.
Critics of the program raised flags over the sheer cost of such a plan, especially when combined with her proposed, government-run health care plan and other plans to give Americans “free” things.
Voters, like the one who confronted Warren, aren’t happy with the idea that they scratched and saved to put their children through school for years, while others just entering that phase in life will essentially have no worries whatsoever about student loan debt — which can often be crippling for the average, middle-class American family.