Ted Cruz mocked for blasting ‘lazy baristas’ after Biden wrote off student loan debt

texas senator Ted Cruz was mocked for punching so-called ‘lazy baristas’ after the president Joe Biden canceled part of student loan debt for millions of borrowers.

The Republican lawmaker – who sadly abandoned his state in the middle of a deadly winter storm to vacation in Cancun – lashed out at the president’s student loan repayment plan on his Verdict with Ted Cruz podcast this week.

In his rant, he called the millions of Americans who stand to get some student loan repayment relief ‘lazy people’ and suggested that if they ‘stopped the bang for a minute’ they could become voters. democrats.

“There’s a real risk that if you’re this lazy barista who’s wasted seven years in college studying completely useless things, now has loans and can’t find a job, Joe Biden just gave you 20,000 “, did he declare.

“Like, holy cow! $20,000. You know, maybe you weren’t going to vote in November, and suddenly you just got $20,000.

Mr Cruz expressed concern that the plan to reduce the debt of millions of Americans could pose “a real risk” to Republicans midway through November.

“And you know, if you can get off the bong for a minute and head to the polling station,” he said.

“Or just mail in your mail-in ballot that the Democrats have kindly mailed to you, that could increase turnout, especially among young people.”

Mr. Cruz was quickly made aware of the student debt issue by Democrats and social media users.

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders posted a video on Twitter where nurses spoke about the crippling debt they face due to the education they needed to enter the profession.

“Senator Cruz, let me introduce you to a group of nurses and working class Americans who in many cases work two jobs and over 40 hours a week just to pay off student debt and pay for necessities. basics of life,” he tweeted.

“No, they’re not lazy. They deserve to be relieved.

In the video, a nurse revealed that 120 nurses in her union had a combined student debt of $7 million.

“You have to have a college degree to be a nurse and we are struggling in the hospital, we need more nurses,” she said.

Another worker is seen telling the senator that she pays $1,100 in student loan repayments every month and is therefore forced to work two jobs to make ends meet.

“That’s going to be my future for a while,” she said.

Others also condemned Mr. Cruz for his comments, with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner unfavorably comparing Mr. Cruz’s work ethic to those of the baristas he criticized.

“Baristas work harder in a single shift than Ted Cruz has ever worked in his life,” she tweeted.

Brandon Friedman, who worked as a former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, also tweeted, “Since Ted Cruz knows baristas have been spitting in his coffee for years, technically this is not effective.”

Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced a new student loan forgiveness plan that will write off thousands of dollars in debt for millions of Americans.

Under the plan, up to $20,000 of debt will be forgiven for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 a year and who have received Pell Grants – scholarships for students from low-income families and medium.

Borrowers who earn less than $125,000 a year but have not received a Pell Grant can have up to $10,000 of their loans forgiven.

While Democrats hailed the move — with Progressives saying more needs to be done — Republicans immediately lambasted the decision, saying other taxpayers without debt or a college education would lose out.

But the hypocrisy of some of those complaining was exposed when the White House launched a series of tweets pointing out that they had personally benefited from their own loan forgiveness during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Several Republican lawmakers, including Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mike Kelly and Markwayne Mullin, have been exposed as having canceled six- and seven-figure Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans.

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