Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Reporter Asks Biden if Student Debt Relief is Fair to People Who Already Paid, and His Response Gets Instant Backlash; Fox News Reporter Gets Education Secretary to Make Telling Admission About Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

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Reporter asks Biden if student debt relief is fair to people who already paid, and his response gets instant backlash:
President Joe Biden was challenged by a reporter about the fairness of his student debt relief order, and his answer was immediately lambasted by many on social media.
Biden was speaking about the student debt program he ordered Wednesday when a reporter asked him to comment on the challenge that the policy was unfair to those borrowers who worked hard to pay off their loans.
"Is this unfair to people who paid their student loans or chose not to take out loans?" asked Karen Travers of ABC News.
"Is it fair to people who, in fact, do not own multibillion-dollar businesses if they see one of these guys getting all the tax breaks? Is that fair? What do you think?" Biden responded.
"What about people who paid their loans, though, struggled to pay their loans, and now others don't have to?" asked another reporter.
Biden simply walked out of the room. --->READ MORE HERE
Fox News reporter gets education secretary to make telling admission about student loan debt forgiveness:
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona openly admitted Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan will not benefit Americans who already paid off their debt or never used debt to pay for college.
The admission underscores what millions of Americans — those who paid off their loans already — believe is an unfair plan.
What happened?
Speaking with Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy outside the White House, Cardona addressed criticism that says the plan is not fair.
According to Cardona, the aim of the plan is to “address the effects of the pandemic.” He claimed his responsibility as education secretary is to ensure that people are not worse off now than they were before the pandemic hit. The claim is confusing, because Americans who hold student loan debt have had a pause on repaying loans for 2.5 years.
“But to the fairness question, the people that are sitting at home having just paid off their student loans or having paid them off years ago, what’s in it for them?” Doocy pushed back.
The secretary, however, completely dodged the question. --->READ MORE HERE
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