Ilhan Omar: America Suffers from ‘Greed’

Monday at a joint press conference with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to present a plan to cancel all student debt without exceptions, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said the country was suffering “from greed.”

Omar said, “It cancels all of $1.6 trillion student loan debt. No exceptions, no questions asked, full cancellation.”

She continued, “You might ask why full cancellation? What about the people who can pay off their student debt? Well, let me say this. The children of Donald Trump aren’t asking or taking out student loans. Canceling student debt is a problem of the poor and the middle class, not of the rich. So rather than making exceptions, let’s end this crisis entirely, once and for all.”

She concluded, “America does not suffer from scarcity we suffer from greed. So we can ask speculators on Wall Street to pay small financial transaction tax which would fully fund the Student loan forgiveness over ten years. The American people bailed out Wall Street. It’s time for Wall Street to bail out the American people.”

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