Few would disagree with the fact that if you reward bad behaviour you get more of it. But how often do we see Socialist-type politicians and governments doing that very thing? In our society, if you work hard and do the right thing, you own the government money. But if you don’t work at all, then the government owes you money.
The issue here isn’t that Socialist-types fail to understand this reality. They get it! Sometimes better than the vast majority of the public. They know that if they reward bad behaviour it will increase dependency upon the state. Increased dependency upon the state means the government has more power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives.
According to Forbes, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel student loan debt on her first day as president for more than 95% of borrowers, and would entirely cancel student loan debt for more than 75% of Americans with student loan debt.
“I will start to use existing laws on day one of my presidency to implement my student loan debt cancellation plan that offers relief to 42 million Americans,” Warren said in a statement on her website.
But what would that mean for responsible folks who worked the extra shift, took on additional work and did all they could to save, either for their own education, or their children’s? Well, one father put that very question to Elizabeth Warren on Monday at a campaign event in Grimes, Iowa.
“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?” he said.
“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,” the man said.
“No, you’re not going to get screwed,” Warren assured him.
“Of course we do. My buddy had fun, bought a car, went on vacations. I saved my money. He made more than I did. But I worked a double shift, worked extra — my daughter has worked since she was 10. So, you’re laughing.”
“No, I’m not,” Warren said.
“Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re doing,” he said. “We did the right thing, and we get screwed.”