Warren defends student loan plan after confrontation at campaign event

Fox Business | 1/24/2020 | Megan Henney
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Elizabeth Warren defended her plan to cancel student loan debt for most Americans after a man confronted her during an Iowa campaign event, venting his frustration that her proposal would not reimburse him for tuition he’d already paid.

“Look, we build a future going forward by making it better,” she said on CBS News. “By that same logic, what would we have done? Not started Social Security because we didn’t start it last week?”

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Conservatives began circulating the video on Thursday, which appears to show Warren speaking to supporters after a town hall in Grimes, Iowa, on Monday.

"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 father asked Warren.

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“Of course not,” Warren said.

"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 responded.

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The man went on to say he had a friend who “bought a car and went on all the vacations,” while he worked a double shift.

“You’re laughing at me,” the man said, which Warren denied. “Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re doing. We did the right thing and we get screwed.”

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“I appreciate your time,” Warren said.

Warren’s plan, the Student Loan Debt Relief Act, would cancel $50,000 in student loan debt for every household with a gross income less than $100,000, representing roughly 42 million Americans, or about three out of four borrowers. It would also partly eliminate debt for those who make as much as $250,000.

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“Our kids have taken on $1.5 trillion,” she said on Friday. “We have got to back that up and say we’re doing better going forward, we’re not going to make the...
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