This past Tuesday, Greg Gutfeld, a well-known host for Fox News, made his stance crystal clear that he was not at all interested in talking about any possibility of the cancellation of student loan debt.
Gutfeld issued these statements as part of a discussion on “The Five,” the network’s main panel show, stating that stopping the plans to cancel all student loan debt was he would “go to war for.”
Sean Duffy, Co-host and former Congressman, started the talks with some data about college graduates.
“While Democrats push to cancel student debt, no parents are debating if college is worth the cost,” stated Duffy. “More than half of graduates over the age of 25 don’t actually work in the field of study they got a degree in. And while people play buckets of money for the campus experience they’re getting nearly nothing in return. And the report says 25 percent of grads earn less than $30,000 a year. So Greg, is college worth it?”
“It doesn’t matter if it’s worth it if it’s required in life,” answered Gutfeld. “I mean, a college degree is not meant to give you any knowledge. It’s so — It’s a signal that gets you into the club, it’s a six-figure cover charge to get you into the bar of life.”
“It’s a virtue signal, and it always has been a virtue signal,” continued the news host. “But now the virtue signal of a BA — a bachelors degree — is not enough, so then it’s like, well, this person has a masters, well, this person has a Ph.D. You’re now in an arms race of degrees. And the hangover is you pay it off later.”
Gutfeld went on to argue that the most important thing was to force people to change their mindset, stating that trade schools and going into the military should be made to be seen as comparable and viable alternatives instead of being considered 2nd or 3rd tier options.
“There’s ways to gain experience in life, so you don’t end up six, seven figures in debt,” continued Gutfeld. “And by the way, nobody’s paying for it. You’re paying for it. That’s something I would go to war for. Cancel debt? No, no, no, no, no. And everybody who paid their debts would be on my side.”
He found agreement from co-host Judge Jeanine Pirro, stating that she was solidly in Gutfeld’s corner already.
This is most certainly not the first time we have seen Gutfeld fly off the handle at those in favor of student debt cancellation, most notably Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) back in December.
“You know what? Screw you! No one has to pay your damn debt! That’s on you! It is not a moral obligation on anybody for the decisions that you made,” stated Gutfeld at that time, seemingly suggesting that the cancellation of other debts would end up having a greater effect.
“Why don’t we do car loan debt?…that’s more for the working class than for these overeducated, overcaffeinated idiots,” he stated, making sure to highlight that if he would only even think of supporting it if the cancellation was being underwritten by the colleges themselves, or their banks.
“But you put that on taxpayers, I will join the Army because you ain’t making me pay for your stupid [debt],” he exclaimed.