Said she can afford the loans, but others are not as ‘privileged’
A former New York state senator took to Twitter to complain about her $206,00 in student loan debt, only to be reminder about her new $1.14 million home.
“In 2012, I graduated from Fordham Law School with $180,000 is student loan debt. I’ve been paying loans for 11 years,” New York Democrat Alessandra Biaggi tweeted, presumably in response to the Supreme Court striking down President Joe Biden’s bailout of borrowers. “Even paid two of them off completely. In 2023, my balance is $206,000.”
Also crushing her family budget might be the million-dollar home in Bedford Park, New York which “sits on 4.3 acres of land, and comes complete with two wood burning [fireplaces] and an in-ground heated pool,” according to the New York Post.
“A master bedroom features a full walk in closet, and full bathroom with jacuzzi. A modern kitchen is adorned with Quartz countertops and a ‘copper farmer style sink,’” according to the listing,” the newspaper reported.
Her 2022 financial disclosures indicate her husband alone likely made half a million dollars.
Biaggi’s tweet drew criticism.
“You need Dave Ramsey, not Joe Biden,” Christopher Rufo tweeted, in reference to the personal finance expert.
You need Dave Ramsey, not Joe Biden.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) June 30, 2023
“Sorry your LA Law episode ended badly. My plumber buddy owes nobody and makes $150,000 annually as a local business owner,” former Donald Trump official Michael Caputo tweeted in response. “He liked LA Law too, but he knew it was fiction. Watch less TV. Pay your bills.”
Others pointed out that Biaggi’s account indicates she plans to attend Harvard in the future for another degree.
The following day, Biaggi appeared to respond to some criticism.
It may slightly upset the peanut gallery to learn that I don’t even qualify for loan forgiveness & can afford to pay these loans.
But many aren’t so privileged. So for those whose who qualify, may your loans be swiftly cancelled! https://t.co/y5AlKayDuV
— Alessandra Biaggi (@Biaggi4NY) July 1, 2023
“It may slightly upset the peanut gallery to learn that I don’t even qualify for loan forgiveness & can afford to pay these loans,” she tweeted. “But many aren’t so privileged. So for those whose who qualify, may your loans be swiftly cancelled!”
IMAGE: Alessandra Biaggi/Twitter