February 26, 2021

Joe Biden dashes dreams of using executive power to forgive student debt

President-elect Joe Biden made a number of promises and proposals during his 2020 run for the presidency, with one of those being his focus on helping college students by canceling a portion of their student loan debt, which was a page taken straight out of the progressive playbook.

According to Marketwatch, Biden probably won over plenty of students with such a promise, but in a recent interview with the Washington Post, Biden backtracked to some degree, questioning the legality of using his executive power to magically erase such debts. 

“I’m going to get in trouble for saying this, [but] it’s arguable that the president may have the executive power to forgive up to $50,000 in student debt,” Biden said. “Well, I think that’s pretty questionable. I’m unsure of that. I’d be unlikely to do that.”

College students who voted for Biden — based on his promise to help them eliminate student loan debt — might be having a bit of buyer’s remorse by this point, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) both used the proposition of canceling student debt as a cornerstone of their campaigns, which ultimately fizzled out.

Attorneys from Harvard Law School’s project on Predatory Student Lending supported Warren’s student loan debt cancellation strategy at the time, arguing in a letter that the president has the ability to do so by directing the Secretary of Education to make the move.

“Congress has granted the Secretary a more specific and unrestricted authority to create and to cancel or modify debt owed under federal student loan programs in the Higher Education Act (HEA) itself,” the Harvard lawyers wrote at the time.

Critics of canceling debt argue that pulling the trigger on such an action would likely result in a number of lawsuits initiated by lending institutions, not to mention that it would likely be a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, which makes it illegal to spend money that a government agency doesn’t have.

If Biden doesn’t follow through on his promise to help college students, they might just have to resort to paying their student loan debt the old fashioned way, like the rest of us did — by working hard and/or joining the U.S. military.

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63 Responses

  1. At least Trump follows through on his promises (discounting schemes to obstruct them by the left). The wall would already be completed were it not for the left obstructing it….so when a loved one is killed, raped or robbed by an illegal, blame the left….not our President.

      1. YES… and this country is STONE BROKE ! No one is looking at the elephant in the room… DEFICIT ! And I figure IF Biden the cheater becomes the FIRST ILLEGAL POTUS it will bring this country to a DEPRESSION FAST. No one LIKES a corrupt LYING CHEATING person. And that is what he is !Along with that stinking FILTHY CORRUPT LYING TRASHY DEMONCRAP party.

    1. If we had true news reporting instead of the balderdash we get from Fake News run by the Oligarchs of Big Tech maybe we would have an informed public. As it is, we will go down the Road to Perdition with our eyes wide shut!!!

  2. stalin once ripped all the feathers of a live chicken as a lesson to his followers. he then set the chicken on the floor a short distance away. the chicken was bloodied and suffering immensely, yet when stalin began to toss bits of wheat toward the chicken it began to follow him around. he said to his followers,, he said this is how easy it is to govern stupid people. they will follow you no matter how much pain you cause then as long as you throw them a little worthless treat once and a while

  3. THE DEM ONLY WANT TO MAKE A WOMAN THE FIRST LADY TO BECOME PRESIDENT. THAT SUCKS AND ALL THE DEMS SUCK TOO.

      1. I am glad you didn’t say prostitute for they come by their career honestly this one Cameltoe lies cheats and steals her way up ladder on her back.
        Keep your powder Dry Boys

      2. Didn’t she screw her way to the top with the mayor of San Francisco ? What does that look like ?Can Wyatt be wrong knowing that ? It wasn’t hidden, who would vote for that conduct?

    1. Yes, I have heard Biden and Harris say……the Harris/Biden administration. Biden is only a front to get Harris in. Heaven help us!!

  4. I do not believe anything that comes out of his mind. Of course anything he says or does in his 9 months reign as president will be overturned by pres harris and vice-pres pelosi. So do not worry about what he says but beware of what the other two are doing and saying.

    1. I will say it again! Biden will never be President! His brain is getting WORST! And before he can be sworn in. Life over! Just as I believe God is going to stop Pelosi and Water heart before January 20!

  5. Democrat politicians will say/do anything to get elected! Once they’re in office, you, the person who voted for them no longer counts! These people have an agenda that includes as a priority of self enrichment & nothing will get in the way of that! Anyone who doesn’t get this, I don’t get it?! These are the facts of the matter!

    1. Dems have had years and years to figure out how the Democrat Party works. All the party has to do is throw a few promises that sound great and the Dems follow like a flock of sheep. They are really, really stupid and never bother to investigate is such actions are possible.

      What is the matter with these people??? The MSM promotes this garbage and the flock looks no further. You guys should wake up, but now it may be too late. Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it. In this case, you probably did.

      God, please help us.

      1. Made a grammatical error. Should say “investigate if” NOT “investigate is”. Didn’t catch it before posting.

  6. There shouldn’t be any “Pres”. Harris, and not even V.P. Harris! She is not a “natural born citizen”. “Citizen at birth” is NOT the same thing as a natural born citizen. One may be a “citizen at birth” through birth on U.S. soil OR birth to a U.S. citizen, but ONLY someone born on U.S. soil AND to parents (plural) who are themselves, citizens (again, plural) is a natural born citizen, key word, NATURAL:…”existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.” Soil and blood, not one or the other. Kamala was born in Oakland, CA, but both of her parents were foreign nationals, not citizens. Her only claim to citizenship is the 14th Amendment, which does not and cannot make anyone a “natural born citizen”. Obama was never eligible because his father was not a citizen. FRAUD and USURPER.
    Birth on U.S. soil + citizen father + citizen mother = natural born citizen.

    1. I did some fact checking, in one article it said if you were born here of parents who are not citizens, the kid meaning camela is a CITIZEN, but not a natural born citizen, HOWEVER SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO GO THRU THE NATURALIZTION PROCEEDINGS TO BECOME A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, LATER IN LIFE, so if she didn’t go thru the proceedings THEN SHE IS JUST A CITIZEN, therefore NOT eligable!!

      1. Citizen or not…. doesnt matter. Dems have a whole set of rules of there own. They can steal and never get arrested, murder and blame it on some poor sap, steal an election and say “nothing to see here!” Makes no matter if the illegal president elect’s son is a junkie who gives us top secret info to the enemy for money or sells his dad (who is in it knee deep)….he won’t be measured the same as president Trump’s

        1. Kids because there IS NO RULE BOOK FOR THE DEMOCRATS!!! They are not the democrats of our fathers generation. These guys are DANGEROUS!!! THEY WILL SLIT YOUR THROAT AS QUICK AS LIGHTING THERE CIGARETTE. JOE BIDEN RIGHT ON THE TOP OF THE HEAP TO HE IS A PANSY. HE WOULDNT MAKE 6 MONTHS AS PRESIDENT! THEIR PLANS INCLUDE OFFING HIM IMMEDIATELY AND GETTING ON WITH THEC REAL BUSINESS AT HAND. SCREWING AMERICA.

  7. PROMISES MADE – PROMISES BROKEN
    ALL U FOOLS WHO COTES FOR THIS IMBECILE – wake up folks this is just the beginning of his lies
    ILLEGITIMATE POTUS
    STOLE OUR VOTES STOLE
    STOLE OUR ELECTION
    STOLE OUR VOICES
    NEVER EVER EVER EVER WILL BE OUR PRESIDENT!!!
    Stealing an election does not make this Dufus our president!

  8. Big BAD Joe Biden runs will stay in the basement with Nasty Nancy and Satan the Satan Brew you will play and pay .

  9. You all voted for the fraudlent President now you pay. Watch them use the 25th against him and magicaily put K. Harris in charge wit h Pelosi as her V.P.

    1. only IF it happens AFTER he takes the oath….hopefully someone w/a sharp shot will end all this….mistakes were maken but only on behalf of George Soros….he is the one behind this and Bill Gates appears to be supporting him…”twitter idiots” think THIS IS ALL POTUS TRUMP’s Fault….where the He** do these idiots mfg. from???…TOOTHPASTE??????????

  10. just keep in mind IF Biden does even half of what he’s been TOLD to do….we WILL be in “CIVIL WAR” status by summer!!!

  11. I WILL NEVER VOTE AGAIN. MY VOTE WILL BE CHANGED BY THESE OUT OF CONTROL, VICIOUS, AND CRIMINAL DEMOCRATS. OUR SYSTEM HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED BY THE DEMOCRATS. POWER IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE “AMERICAN” PEOPLE. THEY WOULD RATHER TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DESTROYING US.

  12. Methinks if the 2 phonys get in they make get a real fuss from killery. OR maybe thats was the plan all along! Piggy can find some dirt and I heard there is a lot on K, get her out and walla she be or allow killery to be Pres. With demonrats, always plotting.

  13. don’t forget teh shadow government/leader/president obama that has been telling biden what to say and having it on the teleprompter. harris vp would be crazy she is also a liar, and evil person, as is biden. Pary for America and Jan 5 President Trump to be reelected.

    1. Agree! What other president settled in DC after their term in office?? They all went home, except Obama. Biden’s term will be Obama’s 3rd.

  14. it makes me sick to look atJOE BIDEN & KNOW HE IS INCAPABLE TO RUN THIS COUNTRY IN HIS DEMENTED STATE.SURELY HE COULD BE FORCED BY THE SENATE TO HAVE A MENTAL ACCUTITE TEST!!! IS ANY ONE IN AUTHORITY LISTENING. DO IT BEFORE HE IS INAUGERATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Why vote? No need to follow the law. All you need is Money!you can buy anything or anyone.I’ve a whole new outloook.The USAHas went to hell!

  16. Bait and switch. That is what the Dems are and will do. Promise whatever will get them the votes, then do whatever they want. The “whatever” will be devastating to those that believed him.

  17. He is just another Democrat liar and as long as his supporters think they are going to get more free stuff they will keep voting for him. They are to stupid to know that he is not going to honor his promises, that’s what dems do.

  18. What we need is a new election. This time make sure there is no cheating. We need to defund the supreme court’s judges. They pick and choose what and when. What do we pay them for. What a waste of taxpayer money. Plus why do we pay so many house members. Most of the are just puppets of the speaker. Stand up set down clap or don’t clap what has happened to our country.

  19. What we need is a Democratic that has the guts to admit to voter fraud. Poll worker. Some one that was involved. They had to know. That is where the FBI could have stepped up and did there job.

  20. All who voted for him had blinders on! From day one he hid in his basement when the virus came in from CHINA, which should have opened some eyes. (But didn’t) . When did he finally emerge? With a full mask and leather gloves on, to finally campaign. And the debate he had to be at least 12 feet apart. Collusion with China? They ALL knew about Hunter 2 months before we did. This deal the Biden’s had with China was his ticket to win. There was no evidence to support Trump with Russia, but they still crucified him. Biden will not last thru the investigation, they will hide him first.

  21. Those who believed this and voted for the fool should have their voting privileges revoked for ten years. The teachers who teach the lies should have their licenses revoked.
    Dance with the devil and you get the pitchfork up your a**.

  22. Obama should do like every other prez that let office moved on and lived their life and not had their nose in everything like Obama does go away Obama you had your time in office and made a mess out of that go back to Kenya we don’t want you here and take your man wife with you and that makes you a in my books

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