Marco Rubio campaign blasts Val Demings’ ‘screw you’ stance on student loan bailout

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'Nothing more than a radical rubber stamp for Biden's agenda.'

The re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is offering an unvarnished take on his Democratic opponent’s endorsement of student loan forgiveness.

Val Demings to Millions of Taxpayers: Screw You,” read a Thursday email from the Rubio camp, condemning Demings for supporting President Joe Biden’s “student loan bailout.”

“This is preposterous and proves without a shadow of a doubt that Val Demings will always stand with Joe Biden and her blue-state donors over the interests of Florida families,” said Elizabeth Gregory, Communications Director for Marco Rubio for Senate.

“Millions of Floridians either responsibly paid off their student loans or made the choice not to go to college, and yet the working class will now foot the bill for affluent Americans’ college and graduate degrees. Demings is once again showing Floridians that she’s nothing more than a radical rubber stamp for Biden’s agenda who can’t be counted on to represent their interests in Washington,” Gregory added.

“I’m the daughter of a maid and janitor and worked my way through college, and you should be able to do the same thing today,” Demings told the Miami Herald Wednesday. “Education is the ladder to the American Dream. Today’s relief is targeted to the middle class, has new reforms to make it easier to work off loans, and will expand opportunity for everyone.”

Rubio has attempted to capitalize on the controversy driven by Biden’s long-delayed decision on student loan forgiveness.

In a statement Tuesday, Rubio railed against the proposal as failing fundamental tests of fairness, while not offering substantial reform that would benefit borrowers.

“Forgiving student loan debt isn’t free. It means the 85% of Americans with no undergraduate debt from college will be carrying the burden for those that do. That is not a relief, it is an unfair burden to place on working families,” Rubio contended.

The President expects $10,000 in debt for federal debtors to be forgiven, with Pell Grant recipients eligible for $20,000, thus substantially fulfilling a campaign trail pledge.

“In keeping with my campaign promise, my Administration is announcing a plan to give working and middle class families breathing room as they prepare to resume federal student loan payments in January 2023,” Biden tweeted earlier this week.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


27 comments

  • PeterH

    August 25, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Did Rubio send a similar zinger to Americans when Trump irrationally gave American farmer conglomerates “free stuff money!”

    Did Rubio send a a similar zinger to Americans when Trump irrationally pilfered money allocated for military veterans to build his border wall that Mexico refused (anyone surprised?) to pay for?

    Who is more important to the future of advancing the American experience….. pandering to college graduates or Republicans pandering to January 6th coup terrorist?

  • Tom

    August 25, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Yes, Soros Manchurian mantra!
    Screw you! We know better.
    We are the elites. You don’t know anything.

    • Mr. Haney

      August 25, 2022 at 3:04 pm

      I’m sure that made sense to you.

      • NancyS

        August 25, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        LOL

    • Ocean Joe

      August 25, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste….

      • NancyS

        August 25, 2022 at 3:19 pm

        His comment reads like a teenager alcohol consumption before 6PM. LOL

      • Frankie M.

        August 25, 2022 at 6:41 pm

        I noticed Marco didn’t mention how much his tuition cost 30 years ago or the decreased funding from state governments to public universities in recent years which have led to skyrocketing college costs. No, much easier to play the class warfare “us vs them” game for the ol campaign coffers.

    • Charlie Crist

      August 25, 2022 at 3:18 pm

      You’ve become a zombie on far right propaganda. There are programs out there, there is medication out there, there is help out there.

      • NancyS

        August 25, 2022 at 3:22 pm

        Desperation and afternoon alcohol consumption encourages “screaming at the sky syndrome”

        • Tom

          August 25, 2022 at 3:54 pm

          Smug bastards. Facts are funny things for you.

          Totally understandable for those who don’t live in the MSDNC bubble.

          Getting your ass kicked by Gov and Marco makes life miserable for you.

          Enjoy it!

          • Don’t Look Up

            August 25, 2022 at 5:05 pm

            Democrats will promote, assist, encourage and PANDER to college graduates with high rent, low paying jobs, unreasonably long ‘volunteer’ internships

            ….. while selfish Republicans continue to PANDER, encourage, solicit and protect the planners of the January 6th attempted coup and the leaders involved with this ‘deplorable’ violence.

          • Charlie Crist

            August 25, 2022 at 6:52 pm

            You need Val Demings anchovy face sit, sardine face scrub, tuna rub…

  • marylou

    August 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Can’t locate who said this, but it’s true anyway: “If you have a problem with the student loan cancellation because you already paid off your loans, just pretend it’s another Republican tax cut for the rich that you also never got but mysteriously didn’t complain about.” Republicans think you’re stupid. Show them you’re not. Vote for Val Demings!

    • Tom

      August 25, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      Mary who and Dum Dem talking points. Incest corsin with his idiocy, non facts, just stupidity.
      Suck losers. No substance.

      • Bill

        August 26, 2022 at 7:39 am

        Thank you tommy day drinker for another insightful comment. As always, nobody know wtf you’re talking about.

        • Tom

          August 26, 2022 at 10:27 am

          Bill, I’ll educate you and others all day long as I enlighten all soros manchurians. That’s the price I pay as
          FP legend.

          You obviously failed elementary grade school reading at the trailer Pk classroom.

          But you do qualify for no substance as a suck hole loser! LMAO.

          • marylou

            August 26, 2022 at 3:31 pm

            “You obviously failed elementary grade school reading at the trailer Pk classroom”:
            Don’t worry Legend. By the time you finally pass Pre-K, deSatan will have elementary school so dumbed down that you’ll probably do ok……if there are any teachers left in Florida.

          • Tom

            August 27, 2022 at 9:19 am

            Moron Bill and abortionist blood hands Mary who. You both can’t take the heat.

            Mary who, just get your Soros Manchurian Dem talking points, it’s so easy to counter your garbage. Go abort a after birth baby.

            Bill, just go sit in mommy’s basement and watch video games.

            You both are clueless. Mary who, to say you are an extremist is a understatement.

            Amazingly, your moms didn’t abort either of you.

  • Tjb

    August 25, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Millions of Floridians will benefit from student loan forgiveness. Why aren’t we talking about how Rubio wants to dismantle Social Security and Medicare? Does he want to create a huge class of nearly homeless retirees living on insufficient fixed incomes?

  • Phil Morton

    August 26, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Dark Brandon is coming to Florida to campaign for Val Demings and Marco will regret his stance on this issue. The White House is not playing games.

    • Tom

      August 26, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Morton, you are the biggest joke.
      Sleepy Joe is at 39% approval in Florida. We welcome this half witted clown show.

  • rustic

    August 26, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Little Marco cheerleads for the uber rich not paying taxes and then has his winch blast Val for expressing support for giving a small break on student loan debt. Do the math, folks, loan forgiveness is a drop in the bucket. It’s little just like Marco. Val put her life on the line as a law enforcement officer- Little Marco doesn’t even show up in Congress to vote. Easy choice in November- Val!

    • Tom

      August 26, 2022 at 10:21 am

      Yes she lost her gun.
      That’s really showing skill.

  • marylou

    August 26, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Rube: “to Millions of Taxpayers: Screw You,” If anyone wants a real “Screw You”, look up the list of politicians, celebrities, and other assorted Living-off -the -Rest-of -Us who received PPP Loans that were forgiven with our taxes. Just a couple: Matt Gaetz $476,000; Vern Buchanan $2.8m; Kushner $5m; Tom Brady $1m; Marjorie t Green $183,505; Daily Caller $407,525; Project Veritas $524,044……Many, many, more. Just too much hypocrisy……

    • Tom

      August 26, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      Hardly, it was legally available.
      Save it you after birth abortionist.
      Grasping at straws.
      Biden will be impeached for multiple things, unlawful afghan surrender, unlawful Covid abuses, unlawful college tuition, Covid deaths, many others.

      Pelosi, Swawell, Schiff, Lofgren will be expelled from congress. Biden impeached, Harris too. Get Ready Soros Manchurians.

      • marylou

        August 27, 2022 at 4:23 pm

        Tuition-free colleges and universities existed prior to Reagan, and resulted in people from all socioeconomic groups earning degrees. But then Reagan’s education adviser said, “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat. … That’s dynamite! We have to be SELECTIVE on who we ALLOW [to go to college].”
        Republicans like Rube are still deciding who deserves an education.

  • Tjb

    August 31, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Teachers, nurses, doctors, and other individuals with student debt who are contributing to a better society are benefiting from this action along with millions of Floridians.
    I paid my way for college and I paid for my children’s college education. I am happy for those who are benefiting from this loan forgiveness program.
    Why isn’t Rubio standing up and supporting a program that helps Floridians

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