The White House keeps delivering hit after hit with regards to checks and balances, and one of the most galling violations of checks and balances of all includes the recent decision to clear student debt.
With zero Congressional approval.
It’s bad enough when the Biden administration decides to ignore the appropriate allocation of funds as approved by Congress previously, such as the funds for continuing the border wall.
Apparently empowered by its ability to cease border wall construction, despite having a legal obligation to do so, the White House has since sailed on arbitrarily relieving the debt of likely Democrat voters, despite having no Congressional authority to do so.
This move was promptly challenged by several Republican state attorneys, who issued a rather scathing commentary on the Biden regime’s perpetual disregard of checks and balances.
“In addition to being economically unwise and downright unfair, the Biden Administration’s Mass Debt Cancellation is yet another example in a long line of unlawful regulatory actions. No statute permits President Biden to unilaterally relieve millions of individuals from their obligation to pay loans they voluntarily assumed,” the Republican state attorneys asserted.
Needless to say, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other militant progressives are already yapping away about how Biden allegedly has the legal authority to do so, despite being unable to name a single statue that permits such an action.
Because those statues don’t exist.
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, however, decided to go with the feelings argument rather than the legal argument when pleading for the Supreme Court to basically ignore the law and allow the Biden administration to keep on shamelessly bribing voters.
“The Eighth Circuit’s erroneous injunction leaves millions of economically vulnerable borrowers in limbo, uncertain about the size of their debt and unable to make financial decisions with an accurate understanding of their future repayment obligations,” Prelogar pompously announced.
“Economically vulnerable borrowers” who make up to $125,000 per year. Right.
Guess that would be “economically vulnerable” for individuals like AOC, who fly first class and wear $35,000+ designer dresses, all while declaring that student debt should be unilaterally forgiven.
The Department of Education hasn’t even bothered to wait for the Supreme Court, as evidenced by the recent letter delivered by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.
“Beginning today, applicants and others seeking relief through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan will begin receiving updates. Don’t worry if you don’t get an email today – more are coming,” Cardona declared.
Translation: Forget legal precedent, the White House is going to keep shamelessly bribing voters anyway.
And what bribes they are, considering that much of the debt relif, ironically, may not even be going to pay off debt.
According to a survey from Intelligent, it does not appear that the debtors will be using the “loan forgiveness” to pay off debt. On the contrary, 73 percent of respondents indicated that they would spend the extra $10,000+ “on non-essentials, including vacations, smartphone, drugs/alcohol.”
Well, that’s nice. At least the economy may be allegedly stimulated … with other taxpayers’ funds.
In addition, 52 percent indicated they would spend money on new clothing and other items that cash-strapped, inflation-weary taxpayers may not be purchasing at this time.
“Economically vulnerable,” indeed.
Moreover, twice as many Democrats as Republicans claim that it’s just fine for American taxpayer money to go towards college-educated individuals’ “non-essential” entertainment habits.
Considering that Democrats oftentimes consider violent “smash and grab” robberies to be the equivalent of “corporate reparations,” it is no surprise at all that they feel zero compunctions about stealing taxpayer funds.
Author: Jane Jones