President Joe Biden turned down attempts to extend student loan payments, meaning currently suspended payments will resume in February.
The pandemic student loan payment pause helped approximately 41 million people. Some Democrats argued the extensions must continue, or payments be ended completely.
Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib recently argued Biden should end student loan payments, citing her own story of student debt.
She currently makes at least $175,000 per year as a congresswoman.
Rashida Tlaib (“She’s a perfect example of why we shouldn’t forgive student loans. She makes 175,000 a year and wants the tax payer to assume her debts? No, pay your bills you deadbeat. Student loan forgiveness is upper class welfare.” —Matt Walsh)https://t.co/SUykhLhbBk
— patrickhenry2022 (@patrickhenry204) December 8, 2021
Yet, Tlaib is not alone in her call for student loan forgiveness. Democrats like New York’s Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have continued to call out Biden to end student loans through executive order.
The pause on student loan payments is set to lift at the end of September, but not if Senators Warren and Schumer have anything to say about it: https://t.co/F7Z2qN9aW3
— FutureForumFndn (@FutureForumFndn) July 7, 2021
The current student loan pause is ended for now, but the push will continue from many on the left to end student loan repayment.