Tomi Lahren tweeting out something ignorant is a “day that ends in Y” type of occasion, but today she’s getting extra heat for attacking college kids who are facing a lifetime of student loan debt that is currently weighing down our economy and dimming the futures of generations. Because something something Starbucks.
College kids around the nation are heading out on tropical spring break vacations with their AirPods, hundred dollar Lululemon leggings, and $6 Starbucks drinks all while complaining about student loans and demanding free education.https://t.co/wprKvlBuCG— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 9, 2019
It’s like her only perception of college students is what she’s seen in movies and footage from Fyre Festival.
Those of us trapped here in the realm of reality probably worked rather than traveled during their spring breaks. Even for those who were lucky enough to be able to do some traveling, all of those things listed don’t come close to the average cost of tuition for just a four-year degree. For students attending an in-state public college (the cheapest option), tuition alone runs up a bill of nearly $10,000 every year. And that does not include things like room and board or textbook costs.
As per usual, the right-wing line is that if only the poors were to save up every nickel they had drinking rainwater and eating only rice, then everything would be fine! Because if you’re poor, you don’t ever deserve the comfort of having something nice once in a while, and just because nearly every other Western nation has free college and student loan debt is choking the life out of our country doesn’t mean you should get to complain or demand anything.
Seeing as there are 45 million Americans with student loan debt dragging behind them like a giant ball and chain, Tomi was really asking for it with this tweet. And she got it.
I worked at a gas station, drank one dollar coffee, and never took a spring break trip. There were lots more like me then, and there still are now.— Mitch Sebourn (@mnsebourn) April 9, 2019
College costs are a serious problem that *will* catch up to us.
Ignorant generalizations about college students are not helpful.
You were such a vile dumdum at UNLV, you had to delete all of your college tweets.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 9, 2019
You sure you want to go there, Food Court Barbie? pic.twitter.com/yKKpp6Qdhe
What college kids, Tomi? I worked my way through college and could never afford a spring break trip. I guarantee you the kids that you just described won’t have a problem paying for their education. Your hyperbole and degradation of valid policy is just plain sad.— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) April 9, 2019
Sister, my 20 yr old son doesn't get to come home from school for spring break because he's working an unpaid internship while he eats in the student cafeteria that runs pb&j and cereal during spring break. Call me when you get off your parents health insurance.— Norrin Radd (@Dubroq) April 9, 2019
Except for the throngs of them who are taking advantage of no classes to get extra shifts at work.— Meghan (@meghanttucker) April 9, 2019
Air Pods, Lululemon yoga pants, and Starbucks equals $276 dollars.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 9, 2019
Four years in college is $80,000 or more.
Stop being a dumbass with your stupid comparisons.
“And their damn Zima, hula hoops, and pac-man vidjagames .”— Yossarian (@Dzigavertovv) April 9, 2019
But that's what she does...focus on the minority and raise it as some "elitist" majority so her undereducated followers "think" that what to she says us true for all of those darn pesky educated types.— johnny (@johnnysmacktard) April 9, 2019
Tami, from what I’ve heard you do not even pay for your own health insurance. How about you take a seat before you decide how other people should spend their money?— Professor Television (@PHDinTV) April 9, 2019
This shows how bitter and out of touch you are. My kids came home and applied for summer jobs. Get the chip off your shoulder on your own time.— amanda ☕?❤️ (@AHForte) April 9, 2019
Where did this happen? I ate ramen, stayed in my dorm over the break, and had basically no entertainment luxuries when I was in college.— William Land (@William48535228) April 9, 2019
You're combining the complaints of one group with the activities of another group.— #BearJew (@ChefChip) April 9, 2019
There are New Yorkers wearing thousand dollar suits and New Yorkers who don't have enough food to eat.
See I can do it too Tabitha
Not surprising you think all college students look, dress and consume the same stuff you do.— Andy Rattinger (@Rattinger) April 9, 2019
Ooh ooh, I know, I know...next you can complain about what types of food people with SNAP benefits buy. That’s a classic.— Mike Saurers (@mike_saurers) April 9, 2019
Keep building those scarecrows, Tammy. If your audience thinks college kids are the problem maybe they won't figure out who's actually robbing them. https://t.co/6RmM0Yhp1K— Evan Lahti (@ELahti) April 9, 2019
I had to quit college as my father died and I had to support my mother 2 jobs— mesotired (@munkeymind) April 9, 2019
Billionaires are heading to their private islands in their private jets and 100' yachts...— Kevin Dodson (@SonofdodAda) April 9, 2019
The Lululemon thing is waaaay too specific to NOT be projection— jon "has opinions" butter (@threecowboyhats) April 9, 2019
you're too young to be this out-of-touch.— Josh J-Raff Carrasco (@IAmJRaff) April 9, 2019
We can’t all get jobs selling our souls on camera, Tami. This woman probably gets paid more than most doctors.