Knights Party Press Release: May 27. 2024

Paying your way, is the American way! On Saturday May 26. 2024 Fox News ran this headline, “Kevin O’Leary torches Biden student loan handout as ‘unfair’ and ‘un-American’: ‘I really really hate this’.”

“Shark Tank” host and business leader Kevin O’Leary railed against the Biden administration’s latest round of student debt handouts after the White House announced it would relieve debt for more than 160,000 borrowers.

“I hate this, I really, really hate this,” O’Leary said Wednesday on “The Story.”

“This is a very difficult pill to swallow for people that understand when you borrow money you have to pay it back,” he added. “Particularly, for those who do not understand why a selected group of individuals in history get a free ride. This is so un-American, it is so unfair, it is so inconsistent with the values we made people for over 100 years understand.”

The Education Department announced that it will erase $7.7 billion in federal student loans, marking a total of $167 billion in student debt forgiveness for nearly 5 million Americans through several programs.

The “Mr. Wonderful” star said he finds it unfair that taxpayers are being forced to foot the bill for well-off college graduates while others have worked hard to pay off their loans.

“I am a taxpayer, I don’t like this,” O’Leary said. “I don’t think it is fair. It is un-American in a sense that there are many people who have already paid back their student loans and cohorts in the past, those in the future that still may not get this. People that never got to go to college because they figured they could not afford it, it is so unfair.”

“Self-worth is a thing of the past in America”, said Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally located in Harrison, Arkansas. “This is wrong in so many ways. Number one, it isn’t fair to everyone that worked 2 or 3 jobs to get themselves through college, or for the many parents who did the same to send their child to college. In my opinion, the biggest reason that I’m against this is because it lessens the value of earning a college degree. How much pride would a student have knowing that strangers paid their way through colleges? Yes, I’m sure there are many students that wouldn’t care that someone else carried them through college, but I’d bet in the long run that many students would look back and wish that they would’ve paid their own tuition. Why? Because that’s part of the pride in earning a degree, knowing that you did this on your own. Earning a degree shouldn’t be free. To make it free, that takes away the ‘earning’ part of a degree. You go from the pride of earning something, to knowing that others had to carry you along. White Americans need to get back to earning everything thing they have instead of being given everything they have. It’s like a car. Suppose you take on some extra shifts, or a second job to purchase a car that you really want. In time, you’ll have the money saved to purchase it. Then suppose the welfare system buys your neighbor the same exact car. You will have more pride looking at your car because you earned it. At least that’s how it should be in America. America wasn’t founded on handouts, it was founded on a lot of hard work.”