Rep. Virginia Foxx is overseeing the bill that will determine whether or not students with subsidized Stafford loans will see their interest rate double to 6.8%. She’s also the woman who, on a recent radio interview, stated “I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that.” Foxx displays complete ignorance about the reality of student loan debt in 2012.
“We need someone who will understand the struggles of the majority of the college students in this country. Not someone who lives in the clouds.” Ligia, CT
“This is a critical issue facing our nation, and for a person of her position to display such ignorance and arrogance is appalling.” Deidre, CO
“Her ignorance disqualifies her for her position.” Amanda, LA
“Either she needs to come up to speed on the realities of the issue, or be stripped of her position on this committee.” Bruce, TX
Stand with your fellow Rebuild the Dream members and help us make this the biggest Rebuild the Dream petition yet. Sign here to tell Speaker Boehner and Congress: Rep. Foxx’s comments are unacceptable.
Together, we can show Foxx that student loans are a major problem affecting America.
Molly and the Rebuild the Dream team