I'm willing to bet $1000 that she's wrong

For the record, I think Lenore Hawkins is quite a good guest for Tucker Carlson. She's quite good explaining a lot of financial information. But she made a (literally) incredible claim on Friday's show:


Here's my tweet in reaction to the claim:


And Lenore's response soon thereafter: 


I know it's easy to be cynical of members of Congress, but doing what Lenore claimed they did would be unbelievably egregious even for them. So egregious, that I think pretty much no member of Congress would vote for it, knowing it would likely cost them their next elections.

I believe this is an urban legend perhaps based on a wild extrapolation of some plans available for government employees to have their student loans paid off over time. I'm not saying I like those plans...but that's a far different thing from saying that children of members of Congress -- and only them -- can discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy.

If something seems like it almost certainly can't be true, then it probably isn't. This falls easily into that category. I'm willing to make the bet with Lenore, and if she's not willing to make it I hope she'll offer a correction.

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