That’s ultramega bigot and, apparently, illiterate Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) blathering about college debt, and explaining why she has “very little tolerance” for people who have even $80,000 in student loans on their back when they graduate. Why doesn’t Foxx tolerate it? Because everyone can just work their way through school (taking up to seven years) like she did!
That’s leaving aside the fact that Foxx’s seven years were at a public university, the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where taxpayers subsidize tuition, enabling student costs to be held down. We’ll also leave aside the fact that Foxx’s seven years were 1954 - 1961, when tuition was assuredly not more than $20,000 per year for North Carolina residents. And yes, that’s subsidized.
What’s most terrifying is that Foxx was, once upon a time, president of a community college, someone who should’ve recognized the increasing cost of higher education (even during her tenure which was ‘87 - ‘94) considering that community colleges have long sold themselves on their value in holding college costs down because that’s a known issue.
Virginia Foxx, for your ignorance, for your intolerance, for your ongoing habit of opening up your mouth and letting completely counterfactual crap fall out (usually in places where you won’t be challenged, like this gem which was on the G. Gordon Liddy show, of all places) you are heartily welcomed to STFU. All weekend long.