The average student loan borrower has around $37,000 in debt. That's a fact. A really crushing, stressful, and anxiety-inducing fact. 😭
Recently, Hasan Minhaj was invited to testify at the House Committee on Financial Services's first ever (!) hearing on the student loan crisis. And he held nothing back.
In the clip posted to Minhaj's Twitter account, Congressman Bill Posey (R) starts by asking Minhaj, "What are your thoughts on the role of the U.S. Department of Education in managing its loans?"
Minhaj begins his response with a light reference to Lil Uzi Vert: "Are you familiar with the rapper Lil Uzi Vert?"
He continues, "I think it's a huge problem that the youth of America have to bombard their favorite rapper or pop musician and ask them to pay back their student loans," he says. "They're not even asking for selfies anymore."
*S C R E A M I N G*
And then to further emphasize his point, he asks, "Are you a Swiftie? Cuz even her fans have gone up to her and said, 'Will you please pay back my student loans?'"
But the burning does not stop there.
When Congressman Sean Duffy (R) tries to make a point about low-achieving students going to lesser ranked schools (and accruing more debt as a result? idk), Minhaj fires back with, "Or if your mom's Aunt Becky, you can just pay your way into USC."
Thank you, Hasan Minhaj, for explaining the sheer magnitude of this problem in the most relatable possible terms.
Hasan Minhaj for prez?