As we approach the first Democratic presidential candidate debates for 2020, the burden of student debt on young generations (who are rapidly becoming the largest voting bloc) continues to be a high-priority issue. After years of thinkpieces wondering why Millennials aren’t buying things, we’ve finally moved on (mostly) to determining that student debt is indeed a massive problem and, at least in the case of Elizabeth Warren, offering solutions.
If you’re getting crushed by student loan debt, there’s a good chance our new bill will help. Use my calculator to see how much of your debt would get canceled under the Warren-Clyburn proposal: https://t.co/5ii8O6kr2U #CancelMyDebt— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 18, 2019
Until and unless we can get ourselves a debt cancellation deal, however, young people will have to keep talking about how much their student loans are crushing their lives, and they are happy to do so.
I graduated from law school 6 years ago with $250,000 of student loan debt. But after years of hard work and tens of thousands of dollars of payments, I can officially say that I now owe $315,000.— Matt Lane (@MattLaneWrites) September 18, 2018
This is what a monthly participation fee for the American workforce looks like when you didn’t have any way to pay for your education up front. You are expected to pay this every month until that $40.47 in principal adds up to $200,000. If you don’t, your wages will be garnished. pic.twitter.com/q9M56fjAyD
— feminist next door (@emrazz) June 15, 2019
I graduated with a masters of Architecture in 2011 with $65k in student debt. I have paid $48k, but still have $50k of debt left.— Architects for Pete (@architects4pete) April 25, 2019
This country needs Architects, doctors, lawyers and engineers, but we are punished for success. Our education system is broke. #StudentDebtCrisis
Every cigarette you smoke takes 7 minutes off your student loan debt— Mortal Wombat (@msuae98) June 11, 2019
I graduated undergrad with $38,200 in loans.— Idalin Bobé - ????????????✊???????????????????? (@IdalinBobe) April 22, 2018
To date I've paid $20,763.
My balance is: $37,615.
Dear Media: Tell me again how I can't afford a house because of an avocado toast trend instead of saying how #StudentLoans are a fucking trap that keeps ppl in debt.
Reminder: a civil warrant for my arrest was issued over student loan debt I purportedly owe to Boston University.— Matthew Cortland, esq (@mattbc) June 11, 2019
Warrant. For. My. Arrest. https://t.co/pUVi0pmzr5
Want to know just how big our #studentdebtcrisis is?— Abdul El-Sayed (@AbdulElSayed) May 11, 2019
US college grads have $1.56 TRILLION in student debt. The GDP of Australia is $1.4 trillion.
It’s F’ing massive. Our young people deserve better from us — they deserve free college.
First 3 when playing “21 Questions”— Kyle Queiro (@Kyles_Style) June 18, 2019
1. What’s your favorite color?
2. When’s your birthday?
3. How much student loan debt do you have?
I just want to start a non-profit and improve reading/writing comprehension around the world for everyone but the reality is that I’m suffocating under student loan debt and I think about death on the daily @BillGates pls help lol— Amanda Marie (@AllAmandican) June 19, 2019
I’ve paid $33,685.71 towards my $50K in student loans. That bitch is still at $48,000. Fuck interest. Fuck FedLoan. Fuck this education system. Fuck everything.— targaryen loyalist (@KingBeysQueen) July 5, 2018
Me in 40 years when I pay off my student loan debt https://t.co/RP9eH2EBfh— Samantha Mershon (@MershonSamantha) June 19, 2019
My balance when I left school was $58,000.00. I have been paying for 6 years and my loans have only increased due to the insane interest rates. This is ABHORRENT and a scam. #studentloandebt #ElizabethWarren help me please. pic.twitter.com/d16wcDiYMw— Roxana Karimi (@ontherox87) June 14, 2019
If my #studentloans were cancelled I could:— Shaylamee (@Shaleemae) April 22, 2019
I don't regret going to college, but I don't think I made an informed decision. How could a poor, first gen college student do that at 18 years old?
$50,000 is a prison.
Fun millennial party icebreaker: let’s go around the room and everyone say how much student loan debt they have ????— Jennifer (@jenniferpetts) June 19, 2019
Since graduating, I've paid off more than $110K in #StudentLoans & interest. It has slowed down my ability to chase dreams, accrue wealth, plan for retirement, and provide for my son.— Steve Bramucci (@stevebram) April 22, 2019
It's still not a slap in the face to cancel student loan debt. It's the right thing to do.
When you hear a loud noise downstairs but then remember you don’t need to pay off student loan debt if the intruder kills you in your sleep pic.twitter.com/H1gp09Dkff— Demi (@edmchicago11) June 19, 2019
when I die just put the amount of student loan debt I owe on my tombstone bc that will be the death of me— bailey (@bailey_amos17) June 19, 2019
Nearly 20 years after beginning college, I paid off my #studentloans today.— Dr. Paige Harden (@kph3k) January 14, 2019
“What’re you gonna do about your student loan debt?”— Hobie Milliron (@H_Mill1521) June 10, 2019
College grad: https://t.co/xsqdxpFUFI
I have officially paid off my #studentloans! So that only took 22 years. Now what? I feel like this means I should go back to school.— SFWP (@SFWP) July 2, 2018
I just paid off all of my student loans, which seemed like it would never, ever happen. Feeling both bitter and relieved about it. Broke people shouldn't have to get into debt for an education.— Erika L. Sánchez (@ErikaLSanchez) June 10, 2019
I have to put off therapy because I can’t afford it and my student loan payments. I’m not sure what I want to complain about first, the cost of living, teacher pay, or rising student debt...— Emily Grace (@marmalyanderson) June 19, 2019
After 12 years, I need to announce that my relationship has come to an end..... thank you @SallieMae for your monthly CONSISTENT commitment. We are done! FINALLY!— Shevrin Jones (@ShevrinJones) June 12, 2019
Let’s talk about the student loan debt in America.
Tornado warning? Man fuck it i’m already in debt these student loans gotta go, I don’t got anything to lose ????????????— rico suave???? (@Rauuuul__) June 14, 2019
When people are hoping to be murdered, either by intruders or natural disasters, so that they don’t have to worry about their student loan debt anymore, that’s when you have a serious problem.