PJ Media posted an article today about some recent statements by Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The article reports:
Waters is the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee — the committee that regulates the banks.
During a hearing examining the practices of some of the nation’s biggest banks, Waters complained to a panel of seven bank CEOs that there are more than 44 million Americans that owe … $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.”
She added, “Last year, one million student loan borrowers defaulted, which is on top of the one million borrowers who defaulted the year before.”
She then demanded to know what they intended to do about this massive problem. “What are you guys doing to help us with this student loan debt?” she asked. “Who would like to answer first? Mr. Monahan, big bank.”
I guess she wasn’t paying attention when the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) which put the government in charge of all student loans. The band CEO’s she was questioning both stated that they had stopped making student loans long before 2010.
The article also states:
Waters then quickly changed the subject to small businesses.
The Obama administration put the federal government in charge of student lending in 2010, with the intention of saving taxpayer dollars by “cutting out the middleman,” as President Barack Obama put it.
According to the Washington Times, “student loan debt exploded from $154.9 billion in 2009 to $1.1 trillion at the end of 2017” with current student debt “estimated at more than $1.5 trillion.”
Earlier in the hearing, Waters grilled the bank execs about their interactions with Russia.
This woman serves in Congress. She continues to be re-elected. That is beyond sad.