VIDEO: Students want debt canceled and admit taxpayers would foot the bill

  • Campus Reform asked students if they agreed with a recent Democratic proposal to cancel student loan debt in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Most students agreed and said the “rich” should pay for debt cancellations, but admitted that taxpayers would likely foot the bill.

As Democrats have introduced a new plan to cancel student loan debt during the coronavirus pandemic, Campus Reform asked students to weigh in. Did they agree with measures to cancel student loan debt, and if so, who would pay for it?

Most agreed with canceling student loan debt.

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students on why they oppose loan debt forgiveness pushed by Dems in coronavirus aid package]

“I have a feeling it’s probably going to come from taxpayers"   

“I definitely think it’s a good idea,” one student said.

“A lot of students right now, they’re struggling [to] balance work out with school,” another student added.



Campus Reform also asked students who should pay to cancel student loan debt. Many students said the “rich” and “wealthy” Americans.

“The top one percent,” one student said. “They have accumulated more wealth during the last like three months than anyone else and it’s a little bit ridiculous in my opinion how much money the top one percent has accumulated.”

“Taxes for like the richer people,” another student answered when asked who should pay.

[RELATED: 'The Squad' members call to erase $30k student loan debt per person as part of coronavirus aid bill]

Ultimately when pressed on who would pay, many admitted that taxpayers would foot the bill.

“I have a feeling it’s probably going to come from taxpayers,” one student admitted.

“I feel like at the end of the day it would be put on the taxpayers,” another added.

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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