President Biden has once again shown his true colors by vetoing a bill that aimed to put an end to his reckless $400 billion student loan handout. In a video posted on Twitter, Biden defiantly declared, “I’m not going to back down on my efforts to help tens of millions of working and middle-class families. That’s why I’m going to veto this bill.”
The bill, which had gained support from Republican lawmakers in Congress, sought to block Biden’s plan to provide up to $10,000 in student debt relief and up to $20,000 for borrowers who received a Pell Grant. Despite the fact that nearly 90% of the relief dollars go to individuals making less than $75,000 a year, Biden remains obstinate in his pursuit of an irresponsible policy.
What is truly astonishing is that Biden conveniently failed to mention the Democrats who also supported the bill. Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester of Montana, and even independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona all voted in favor of advancing the bill. In the House of Representatives, Representatives Jared Golden of Maine and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington, both Democrats, joined Republicans in voting for the bill. It’s clear that there are members within Biden’s own party who recognize the flaws in his plan.
Instead of acknowledging the support from Democrats, Biden resorted to attacking those who opposed his bill, accusing them of receiving loans to support their small businesses during the pandemic and supporting tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. This is nothing more than a diversion tactic to avoid addressing the real concerns raised by responsible lawmakers.
It is important to note that Biden’s veto of this bill marks the fifth veto since taking office. This demonstrates a concerning pattern of disregarding the concerns and opinions of those who disagree with his policies.
The program announced by Biden last year promised to cancel student loans up to $10,000 for individuals making less than $125,000 and up to $20,000 for students who received Pell Grants. However, this program was put on hold after a court blocked it, citing the excessive cost to the government, estimated to be over $400 billion in lost debt repayment.
The bill that Biden vetoed was brought forward under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to reject executive branch policies by passing a resolution disapproving of them. Unfortunately, due to the partisan nature of the votes, it is unlikely that Congress will be able to find the two-thirds majority required to override Biden’s veto.
Once again, Biden has shown his commitment to pushing through his radical agenda, disregarding the concerns of responsible lawmakers and the American people. It is clear that he is more interested in appeasing his progressive base than in finding reasonable solutions that benefit all Americans. The fight against Biden’s reckless policies continues, and Republicans must stand strong in defending fiscal responsibility and common sense.
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