Appearing on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show recently, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) slammed people with student loans (audio below). She also invoked the Declaration of Independence against financial aid.
Rep. Foxx seems to think that student loans, today, should not be more than student loans when she went to school in 1968 and 1972, even though tuition costs are far more expensive now.
Rep. Foxx sad: "I went through school, I worked my way through, it took me seven years, I never borrowed a dime of money. He borrowed a little bit because we both were totally on our own when we went to college."
"I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' You don’t have it dumped in your lap."