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Student loan debt is crushing an entire generation. That’s why Rep. James Clyburn—who has always been a leader on economic justice issues—and I are introducing a truly transformational bill to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans. #CancelMyDebt
Our bill will cancel student loan debt for more than 95% of Americans who carry it, and wipe out student loan debt entirely for more than 75% of Americans with that debt.
We'll free up an entire generation so that they can buy homes, launch businesses, and start their families. And our bill will also provide an enormous middle-class stimulus and reduce the racial wealth gap.
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1. #News ~ President Donald Trump: I am an ‘Extremely Stable Genius’ and ‘Crazy’ Nancy Pelosi Is a ‘MESS’ breitbart.com/politics/2019/…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
2. #News ~ Don Trump Jr. on Pelosi Saying She’s Praying for President Trump:
‘I Don’t Think the Party of Infanticide Is Exactly Praying for Anyone’

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
3. #News ~ Nadler: Mueller ‘Wants to Testify in Private’ ut is willing to make a public opening statement & have transcript of his testimony released to the public. breitbart.com/clips/2019/05/…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #TickTock
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1. With all this #CancelMyDebt madness, I'd like to talk about how I came to make an easy six figures without a degree, and with a shamefully lazy work ethic, after a lifetime of failure due primarily to procrastination and a shitty attention span.
2. I had a high (ALMOST perfect, damnit) SAT score. I had a perfect GPA. I took several AP classes and got 4s and 5s on all the tests. It looked like I was headed for great things! Not so fast. I was a lazy little shit who got through high school expending near-zero effort.
3. I was accepted to many schools - including a few VERY prestigious ones - but my father had no interest in paying one cent for my education despite this potential. This was actually wise (though I didn't know it at the time). So I took a full ride to a state school instead.
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My #CancelMyDebt story starts when I was 16. I graduated 2nd in my class a year early & wanted to pursue a degree in journalism.

There was just one little hitch. My parents wouldn't help me.
I'd been working part-time throughout high school, but I didn't have enough.
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(2) I'd applied to some pretty incredible schools and been accepted at all of them. Marist. Bryant. Even my last choice- The Naval Academy at Annapolis. A few even awarded me scholarships. Marist was my first choice.
But there was one tiny problem.
(3) Even with Marist awarding me a generous partial scholarship, work study, and maxing out my federal loan eligibility, I couldn't figure out how to pay for even the first year. I was still thousands of dollars short and at 16, no one was going to give me a loan.
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I borrowed $180K to go to law school:
•After 7 years of never missing a single payment—my law school debt is now $200K😳
•Students are forced to take high debt & borrow at 7-8%😑
•I’m running for office to fight this injustice secure.actblue.com/donate/rashidf…
#CancelMyDebt
Education should NOT be a capitalistic enterprise to make the rich richer

Private law school tuition:
•1985: $7,526
•2018: $47,754 (2.73X as expensive after inflation)

Public law school tuition:
•1985: $2,006
•2018: $27,160 (5.82X as expensive after inflation)
#CancelMyDebt
Farmers get $15B bailout
•GOP: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Banks & Corps get $900B bailout
•GOP: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Billionaires get $1.5T tax cut
•GOP: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Students: A little help here?
•GOP: No way, Socialist scum! Learn fiscal responsibility.

🤔
#CancelMyDebt
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The thing is, I was careful. I did all those things people say you should do so you don't end up in debt. I worked full time on the overnight shift while going to school during the day #CancelMyDebt
My car is 21 years old. I have no children. When my wedding came up as an unavoidable expense, I bought a $20 white dress from a thrift store, skipped the reception, the guests, everything but the actual exchanging of the vows.
My husband and I took our vacations the least expensive way we could. Driving instead of flying. Tenting instead of renting hotel rooms. We bought the cheapest house we could find on the market.
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