I’m so excited to see the end of your political career.
You know what makes you #heartlesshartzler is when you tweet crap like this. How many Missouri small businesses could have benefited from the $450,000+ you took in PPP loans?!? You’re a multimillionaire, you didn’t need the $$$, you took it, checks notes, “because you could”!
just a reminder that Vicky Hartzler has received millions in government handouts she has not had to repay to help support her supposedly businesses.
I didn’t get any benefit for the Trump Tax Cut. You grifted over $450,000 on a PPP loan, so when are you paying it back? Oh yeah, it was FORGIVEN.
Replace “student loans” with “PPP loans” and you wouldn’t send that tweet.
I don’t have a farm but, evidently, I had to pay for yours.
The 330 million Americans who do not have a farm should not have to pay for those who do.
It is inherently unfair and will be challenged in court.
That’s what you sound like.
You should pay back the government loan you received. That sounds fair to me.
I’m not a farmer, why should I pay for crop subsidies? I don’t have kids in schools, why should I pay school taxes?
I didn’t file for PPP loan forgiveness for almost non-existence companies, why should I pay to forgive those loans?
Why are you a hater and a liar?
I’m not a member of Congress who got a free PPP loan that they didn’t have to pay back, and I should not have to pay for the ones that did.
What about the members of Congress who received PPP loans and didn’t pay them back? Can you talk about the fairness of that for a moment, as you appear to have first-hand knowledge of it.
Blah blah blah.
Hmmmm…. wall street bailouts? Tax breaks for the top 1%? PPP loans? Airline bailouts? The list goes on and on. Crazy how when funds go to help everyday people instead of “trickling down”, it’s a big problem.
You voted for Trump’s 2017 tax giveaway to the 1%.
You have no talking room about making people pay for others’ financial responsibilities.
Vicki Hartzler (R-MO) $451,200
Almost ALL of us are not billionaires. So why should we pay for their tax cuts? Talk about “inherently unfair”.
What a hypocrite
Why is it that the professional victims of the Republican Party get to bail out on their loans, bail out their businesses and their friends (that sweet campaign money)- but help actual struggling citizens and “oh woe is us”.
Explain you PPP of $451,200.
I’d rather my tax money went to help people than subsidize corporations.
And, your talking point is getting stale already. [….]
Oh, lord, lady, I pay for a lot of things through the government that I will never receive any benefits from. I don’t have a business that got PPP loans that were forgiven either.
Glad I’m not your neighbor. Are you a “christian” too? It’s not “unfair”. It’s not “illegal”. You are showing what kind of a representative you really are. For the rich!
I remember that time well.
My friends and neighbors were making small but important personal sacrifices for each other’s welfare.
And you were screaming “you can’t make me!”
I don’t vote for toddlers.
You have nothing to be proud of, you fought against parents, kids, & common sense. “Shame” that is the word for what you are feeling, it is the opposite of pride.
You have never lived under nor suffered real tyranny, though you try to invoke it over others. #JustMoreBullSchmitt
So explain to us how your logic works here Eric, because it doesn’t track in the real world where the rest of us are. @buschvalentine was not in office at the time of TFG’s lockdowns, but you were. You sued public schools while purposely omitting private schools. Why is that?
You’re part of the reason why one million Americans have died from COVID, when we could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
My friend was one of those you helped kill. Go to hell.
COVID tyranny is funny way of saying “public health.”
I will support @buschvalentine all day and every day.
So many propaganda buzzwords in here!
You missed “woke” and “cancel culture,” though.
If you hit all six in one tweet, you earn a free swastika tattoo.
Eric Schmitt: making frivolous lawsuits great again
Does your disinformation campaign ever get old for you? It does for us [….]
You sued elementary schools to prevent kids from wearing masks, even as students were either dying from COVID, or getting long-covid symptoms. Not gonna elect a guy who sues kindergartners
Do… Do you mean public health?
Unlike you, she may actually care about the health of Missourians.
Yet you didn’t sue your children’s private school.
Do you know who the winner in the fight against “Covid tyranny” is? Death. And crippling illness. And grief. And loss. You are a ghoul.
7th highest Covid deaths per capita in the country, and that is for numbers actually reported. Some would argue your fight against public health was a failure. Not to mention the divisive politicization of a health emergency.
Lockdown Queen? What the f are you even talking about? You are the Wasteful Losing Lawsuit King
Do you know how many people I know that have died because of Covid-19? Too freaking many! I blame you and the other MAGA Republican fascists for those deaths! Are you going to waste Missouri taxpayer money to sue me for saying the truth?
So you wish more people had died from COVID19? Almost 22,000 Missourians dead wasn’t enough for you?
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
The Biden administration’s student loan plan is a one-two punch for hardworking Americans. It’s a handout for high-income college & advanced degree graduates paid for by taxpayers who had no part in taking out the loans. 1:24 PM · Aug 24, 2022
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
And, it will drive inflation up even further when families are already struggling w/ skyrocketing costs. The plan will also increase the cost of higher education, making it harder to pursue a degree. 1:24 PM · Aug 24, 2022
Some of the responses:
You didn’t complain when the very wealthy & corporations got a big tax cut under TFG or when Wall Street got bailed out. It’s not a student’s entire debt but also encourages those who benefit to go into public service ex. Help the teacher shortage!
Go cry somewhere else.
Roy, I’m an old woman who’s paid taxes for well over half a century. In recent years that money has subsidized Red states, farmers, PPP loans, a failed wall on the southern border, and paid your salary. I’m delighted with some going to student loan forgiveness.
Wrong and you know it, it’s lies.
It’s always interesting to me how republicans are very quick to criticize & blame but excruciatingly slow /inept/incapable at actually coming up with sensible viable plans to help the American people.
Unless there’s $$$ I it for you you could give a rats ass.
Trump declared bankruptcy 6 times. But OK Roy, you just keep being you.
This is a lie and you know it – cancelling debt means loans are not repaid. It does not change taxpayer payments. Your “handout”tax cuts for the rich and corporations cost more ($2.3 TRILLION vs $298 billion). Show me some truth!
I don’t know what universe you are in when those whose incomes are less than $125K are considered wealthy. Of course forgiving PPP ‘loans’ is totally cool. Then giving $2 trillion in tax breaks to the truly wealthy. Corporate bailouts? Sure. We can surely forgive student loans.
Pell Grant recipients and those earning under $125,000. a year are the only ones that will qualify for the program. If you had funded the Pell Grant program years ago, this program would not be necessary. Republicans don’t like to help the average Americans. Just the rich ones.
Most of the benefit will go to people earning under $75k/year.
You could retire with some dignity, you know. You don’t _have_ to exit the stage with dishonest attempts to make the lives of everyday Americans worse.
Heh. We talkin’ about the same Roy Blunt (r)?
You were totally against PPP loan forgiveness, right?
So misleading. Wish you had the courage to be honest with your constituents now that you aren’t running again. Surely, honesty isn’t going to cost you that high-powered lobbying job waiting for you in DC.
You’re describing when you gave the richest people in the country massive tax cuts and the poorest got service cuts to balance it.
Do you not hear yourself talking anymore?
Go away Roy, you gave billions to you and your rich friends. I can’t wait until you are as irrelevant as John Danforth! #Missouri #GOPTaxScam #GOPHypocrisy
That one left a mark.
High income people who go to college don’t take out loans.
Roy: We all know if this were really and handout to those with high incomes you’d be claiming it was your idea.
And how many tax cuts for billionaires and corporations that pay zero taxes have you voted for over the years? Go away to your high paying lobbying jobs. You don’t care about working people.
I’m a teacher. In Missouri. I’m not “high income”
You’re just angry it’s not more tax cuts for billionaires which is the only thing you ever vote for
Roy what did you call the tax cut ghat you voted for and signed by Trump giving corporations and millionaires like yourself a tax cut without paying for it.
The tax cut of the last administration mainly benefitted the wealthiest. You supported that and that was monumentally unfair. As is your plans to dismantle social security. Too oft it seems your party ONLY caters to the rich and powerful and undercuts the poor and needy.
“The government is only allowed to forgive the debts of rich people. Everyone knows this. The GOP is dedicated to ensuring governmental relief only goes to people that don’t need it, and the plebes can go die in a ditch where they belong!”
— Roy Blunt, 2022
I’m surprised you took the time to remove your lips from trump’s a$$ to comment on this subject.
That’s a lie, and you know it, but you don’t care do you?
He never has.
Yet trump gave a massive and permanent tax cut to corporations and the super rich. Hypocrite much?
“Pay off your own debt!” says a generation of pundits that went to school when classes were $100 and the minimum wage could finance a mortgage on a 2-bedroom home.
For the love of Pete, who the hell do you think took out the loans trying to get better paying jobs, if not taxpayers, Roy?
A waitress working double shifts had to pay for Republican’s wealthy donors’ tax breaks.
donald trump’s America:
Republicans taking PPP money and having their loans forgiven at the expense of the American taxpayer.
I mean… first off, you’re wrong about how this all works (which is scary considering you want to represent us in Congress) and even if you were right…
I’d rather do that than pay Missouri taxes for you to fritter away propping up your campaign with frivolous vanity lawsuits.
My taxes pay for the fire department that put out my neighbors house fire, I’m grateful; my taxes pay for the upkeep on widening our local roads and paving them, I’m grateful. You waste our tax dollars suing public schools while intentionally avoiding private schools, I’m pissed!
Better paying the professor than your frivolous lawsuits
If you gave a damn about the waitress you’d vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 and support her right to join a union. You’d guarantee affordable healthcare, child care and higher ed so she could enroll in the professor’s class and still afford basic necessities.
Now there you messed up Eric. See I was the kid working doubles to pay for college & afterwards paying down my student loans. If someone today gets a little farther ahead because of this great! Working folks aren’t against working folks, we’re against millionaire bigots like you!
Who knows? The waitress could be working double shifts to pay off student loans. Why should she have to work double shifts? The wages are too low. Also, why should she pay more in taxes when the donor class are receiving $2 trillion in tax breaks?
I don’t get your point.
Eric would rather have Chloe Kardashian get the $$ instead of the working class
The waitress working double shifts already bailed out GM, Chrysler, Citigroup, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, etc. Corporate welfare is fine with you but helping the 40% of student loan holders who didn’t even graduate you’re against?
Or maybe…that waitress is working double shifts to pay off her student loans in order to make a better life for herself. Did that cross your mind?
Donald Trump’s America:
A waitress working double shifts now has to pay for the salaries of giant corporation executives.
We also pay your salary and that irks me greatly. You’re also not telling the truth, but we already know that about you.
Curious that you omit the fact that the waitress is working double shifts because she is not paid a living wage or we’re still suffering from TFG’s botched idea of a tax plan for the middle class [….]
How about what she had to kick in for for your frivolous lawsuits?
Lemme tell ya something.
I returned to school to be a teacher- and have tons of loans b/c of it. My 1st teaching job pd less than bartending F/T. And get this! Teacher pay is so low I had to CONTINUE bartending 2xs a wk for 10 yrs while teaching full time. TO PAY MY LOANS.
Says the guy who used our tax dollars to sue China for COVID and hoarding “life saving masks,” and then sued our school districts for having mask mandates.
Eric Schmitt’s Missouri. A waitress working double shifts has to pay TWICE for Eric Schmitt’s frivolous lawsuits: once for the AG’s office legal fees, and a second time for the legal fees of the school districts and local governments who have to defend against the suits.
Tax payers aren’t paying for this.
Most people affected have already paid tens of thousands in just interest payments toward their loans, the rest will still have years worth of interest to finish paying off.
Oh, and it’s likely the waitress was one who got that forgiveness.
What have you done to raise wages so that waitress doesn’t have to work double shifts?
A tenured college professor has already paid off their loans Eric. The waitress probably has student loans and no degree!
What’s yr policy for improving constituents lives. More frivolous lawsuits? Big Corp trickle drown?
CAFA farms for china? Yr state salary wasnt enuff?
Salus populi suprema lex esto.
Remember that you wanted to end the ACA and guarantee that waitress would never have health insurance.
No, her tax rates aren’t going up one cent. The real crime is that Billionaires got a tax cut under Trump, they should be paying more.
87% of debt cancellation benefits people who make less than $75k per year. The other 13% who will benefit make less than $125k per year.
Your party voted for a $1.9 trillion dollar tax cut for billionaires and corporations in 2017. Shut up.
So…. You’re not bothered by teachers being paid horrible wages or a waitress having ti work double shifts to make ends meet.
Just someone other than Rich people getting tax dollars???
Republican America: A waitress cannot have bodily autonomy and pays for tax breaks for the wealthy, PPP loan forgiveness and farmer subsides. She likely has student debt and is excited to not be anchored down to them anymore.
What did you do sir during your time in the Missouri legislature? Did you make sure Missouri Universities were funded to keep tuition low? Did you support higher minimum wages so students could help pay for school? As AG did you protect students from predatory loan servers?
But Republicans like Eric are just fine with that same waitress working double shifts to pay for forgiving PPP loan debt, or more tax cuts for corporations.
Lol. You are so embarrassing.
… just like the tenured professor had to pay for the double shift waitress’ public education. Unbelievable [….]
I was a single mother waitress working double shifts to try to avoid the unavoidable loans that are crippling and now I owe more than I took out despite 15+ years working in public service and years of $600 payments. Would love to explain how life works to you sometime
A retired teacher in MO has to pay for tax cuts for billionaires. Unreal.
Kind of like how my taxes pay the salaries of politicians who were okay with Trump trying to overthrow democracy. That’s how taxes work.
I imagine it must be fun to have no real plan, no real clue, no sense of empathy, and to just go through life #makingschmittup
As if you care about working people…
What makes you think that waitress doesn’t have student loans and is working double shifts to try to pay them off. My husband worked in restaurant for decades and he and many of his co-workers had college degrees, Mr. Man of the People.
that tenured professor just might be paying more federal taxes than that waitress and that waitress might be benefiting from some the professor’s tax dollars too. crazy how that works.
Eric, I’m sorry college didn’t work out for you. I can’t wait to save that money though and invest it into Chinese stocks.
OR , Joe Biden’s America:
A waitress working double shifts now has her student loans paid for.
Win for America
Lazy and vapid, even by your standards.
And that waitress working double shifts might actually have student loans but didn’t finish school. And that waitress working double shifts has to pay to make up for the taxes the richest 1% don’t pay.
Missourians have to pay for our Attorney General’s political stunt lawsuits, which are just taxpayer-funded ads for his U.S. Senate campaign.
Unethical, but definitely very real.
But you didn’t care about the Trump tax cuts and corporate bailouts now, did ya?
Shut up, you fascist traitor.
No, they are paying the PPP loans for your rich buddies
If you actually cared about that waitress working a double shift, you’d vote to increase the minimum wage.
Only an elitist like you would assume the waitress didn’t have any student debt.
Is this your whole campaign strategy? Take queues from the media environment and stand for nothing?
Yes. This has been another edition of Short answers to simple questions.
My niece is a waitress. She has a BA and $24k in student loans and was a Pell grant recipient. She’s saving up to get her MA and become a teacher. Forgiveness of that $20k is life-changing for her. There are millions of others in similar positions.
Why do you hate education and educators SO MUCH? This tweet insinuates that professors are wealthy elites sponging off of the working class. Your transparent desire to villainize educators is sickening, especially since you benefitted from a good deal of high-quality education.
And you want to keep her pay low.
Waitresses go to college, you classist bozo.
“…Now I know he went to Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones…”Claire McCaskill (D) – August 17, 2017
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Joe Biden at it again, abusing his power to put working people on the hook for billions in college debt. It’s unfair to millions who played by the rules – and to millions more who don’t want to subsidize wacky professors teaching men can get pregnant 3:50 PM · Aug 24, 2022
As always with Josh Hawley (r) there is much hilarity in the responses:
This applies to you, @HawleyMO [sic] :
“You literally canceled $1,900,000,000,000
in tax cuts for the rich.
You should sit this one out.”
We see what you did there.
You mean the working people…who went to college? Are we pretending people who went to college don’t now work? How stupid are you?
Dude. You went to Stanford. I went to Stanford. Every student from a family earning less than $150K gets a full ride. What the actual fvck are you talking about?
Josh Hawley, I paid off my student loans, and I’m really happy to see that Biden will forgive $10,000 of student loans. It won’t help me, but it’s a smart investment in the future of the country.
Your own constituents struggle with college debt: educators, nurses, and social workers.
Do you not care about those of us who want to better our communities, but require college education to do so?
How much was your college debt?
How many wacky professors are teaching men can get pregnant?
How many U.S. Senators claim Joe Biden’s election was the result of not playing by the rules?
Oh dear, young man.
Why are you so angry?
You DO NOT speak for my middle class values.
But you were ok with trump putting all Americans on the hook to pay for the tax cuts to the 1% right?
You had no problem with taxpayers paying for Trump’s golf trips to his own properties, charging the USSS for the rooms they used, the food they ate, and use of golf carts at a higher rate than other guests. Hypocrite.
Did… did you actually read this before you posted it? I thought you were college educated….
Of course, many students have this debt because your party has been defunding public universities for quite some time.
How about all the corporations who get tax breaks? Is it fair to the ones that don’t, or to the people that subsidize it? I eagerly await your response.
What’s not fair are usurious student loans that compound monthly, making them virtually impossible to pay off. If Republicans in Congress would stop blocking banking reform, we could change this. Until then, forgiving these loans for people earning less than $125K/year is fair.
Nonsense anybody older than 50 went to school when the government subsidized 75% of tuition costs. Ronald Reagan eliminated that and he also cut back on how easy it was to get Pell Grants and cut back on getting direct government loans pushing people into banks if they wanted to
Josh, your private high school costs $15,000/year. Did your family take out loans to pay for that? What’s that? No? Ahh, I see how it is.
Did your family take out loans for Stanford ($56k/year)?
How about Yale Law School ($60k/year)? Did you incur any debt at all?
Oh just stop. I paid mine off… but the interest rate was low (1.5%). It’s not the same thing. These kids are making their payments, paying back more than they borrowed and end up with a balance that is 2x what they borrowed. This isn’t a loan, it’s indentured servitude.
How pathetic of you. It’s hard out there for people. The predatory terms of these loans traps people in poverty. Keep running your mouth just like you run for your life down the halls of the Capitol.
Why do you assume that this isn’t helping working people, Josh? Is it because you spend so much time making sure rich people & corporations get all the breaks that you’re out of touch with working class people in the state you “represent” but can’t be bothered to live in?
You are a laughingstock.
I am thrilled if some of my taxes go to cancelling student debt. I feel I’ve been blessed, and I should share the wealth with those NOT so blessed. Why don’t YOU feel that way?
Why do Republicans hate higher education so much?
The people with student loan debt did, “play by the rules” – they worked hard and went to college. They probably worked summers and part times jobs during the school year, too. This is something coming from a YALE and STANFORD graduate.
No rich guy, this is going to help working folks. Perhaps a better investment than the $1.5 trillion in breaks you gave corporate America.
Surprised you can text and run at the same time.
Hey Josh. Missouri voter here. I’ve never voted for you and I never will. My son & d-in-law will benefit from this. Do you know what will happen to the money they save from this? Build a home, buy a car, pay for their child’s education. It all gets reinvested into the economy.
Is this where I get to decide which government programs I don’t want to pay for because they don’t benefit me personally? Cuz I got a list.
by rules you mean wealthy parents? a trust fund? good enough mental and physical health to work 2 jobs? willingness to forgo healthcare to pay for school? No need for childcare? Because those are the rules that allow people to get higher education and not go into debt.
I’m a parent who helped 3 children get through college w/no loans. Our family made choices and sacrifices to do that. I LOVE this! I wish Biden’s plans went further. What happened to our sense of community? Is your entire philosophy, “What’s in it for me?”
Missourian here. Next tweet about how working people are on the hook for billionaire tax breaks.