Laura Ingraham’s story about 73-yr-old mom waiting tables to pay her student debt, didn’t go as planned

In an attempt to argue against student loan forgiveness, Laura Ingraham, host of Fox News’s “Ingraham Angle,” shared a story about her hardworking mother on Twitter and inadvertently bolstered the Left’s argument that debts should be dismissed.

On the heels of an announcement earlier this month that the Biden administration will eliminate student debt for approximately 40,000 borrowers and provide at least some relief for 3.6 million more, Ingraham tweeted yesterday, “My mom worked as a waitress until she was 73 to help pay for our college, even helped with loan repayment. Loan forgiveness [is] just another insult to those who play by the rules.”

It’s almost as if she wanted to be terrifically trolled.

Libs crawled out of Twitter’s virtual woodwork to call Ingraham, whose mother, Anne Caroline Ingraham, passed away in 1999, a terrible daughter, and to thank her for making their point for them.

“How old was Laura when her mom was 73?” asked “Never-Trumper” Cheri Jacobus. “Because even if she gave birth to her at age 40, it meant Laura made her wait tables to pay her for her ivy league degree and a law degree that she never used when Laura was well into her 30’s and on TV.”

“All this tweet shows is that you are a truly a sh***y daughter,” replied writer Tony Posnanski.

“Your mom should not have had to go through this,” said civil rights attorney Scott Hechinger. “No one should have to.”

“Why wish this kind of struggle on anyone else?” Hechinger asked. “Why should your mother’s struggle be the ‘rule’? Your mother is an example of exactly why we need loan forgiveness. What’s at stake here.”

Many users were quick to point out Ingraham’s post-Dartmouth professional history and wondered why she needed her mom’s help to pay back her debt.

“You graduated Dartmouth in 1985,” wrote one user. “Your mother died in 1999. From 1985 to 1999 you worked as a presidential speechwriter, and editor, and, after law school in 1991, clerked for US circuit judge and was an associate for one of the largest law firms in the country.”

“In the 1990s, first year associate salaries in big law firms were at least $100,000 with bonuses of $15,000,” the user added in a follow-up tweet. “That’s about $190,000 in 2022 dollars.”

And human rights lawyer Qasim Rashid pointed out the difference in cost of that Dartmouth education in today’s world.

“You graduated from Dartmouth in 1985 when tuition was $10,000/year,” he wrote. “Now it’s $61,000/year.”

While we would normally want to present readers with reactions from both sides of the political aisle, support for the conservative anchor is scarce, as tweet after tweet depicts Ingraham as swimming in schadenfreude.

Still, there were a few brave voices who see the push to simply “forgive” student debt at the expense of American taxpayers for what it is: a “liberal tool.”

“I worked my way through school, when I was a kid, and graduated with no debt,” one user replied. “I had a student loan not too long ago from returning to school and paid it in full after I sold my house.”

“Loan forgiveness,” the user stated, “is just a liberal tool to buy votes and dependence on the government.”


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