GOP Senator Blunt: Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation ‘Monumentally Unfair,’ Will Have ‘Long-Term Devastating Effect’ | Eastern North Carolina Now | Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) blasted the Biden administration’s decision to cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers.

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    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) blasted the Biden administration's decision to cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers.

    Appearing on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Sunday, Blunt said the unilateral decision to forgive the loans was "monumentally unfair" and also slammed the "bad economics" and the impact the policy would have on already sky-high inflation.

    "I just thought it was monumentally unfair, unfair to people who didn't go to college because they didn't think they could afford it," Blunt said. "Unfair to people who paid their loans back, unfair to people who got higher education in an area that the government didn't make loans and just bad economics in addition to that. I think it's going to have a long-term devastating effect on a student loan program that worked pretty effectively until about ten years ago when the federal government assumed responsibility for that program."

    Two former economists for the Obama administration slammed the plan on Twitter earlier this week. Former Treasury Secretary and National Economic Council director Larry Summers said Monday, "[s]tudent loan debt relief is spending that raises demand and increases inflation." Former Obama White House chief economist Jason Furman added, "[p]ouring roughly half trillion dollars of gasoline on the inflationary fire that is already burning is reckless." Furman also said that debt relief could create more problems by encouraging higher tuition, greater borrowing, and creating expectations of future debt forgiveness.

    Blunt agreed.

    "You can't forgive that much debt and assume people won't spend the money for other things," he said. "It's certainly going to take about $24 billion that should have been coming into the federal government every year in payments and make that available for more spending."

    Blunt also said that the move was likely a ploy to drum up voter enthusiasm before the midterms while ignoring the long-term consequences.

    "The administration had been very hesitant to do this and here they are doing it right before the election and I think people know they got their debt forgiven," he said. "Other people won't know the impact that has on them or their taxes between now and Election Day."

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Are you in favor of the Joe Biden Executive Order, just weeks before the midterm elections, to shift the Higher Education debt, of up to $10,000.00 per individual, to the taxpayers of this Republic (estimated at 1/2 trillion)?
  Yes, it costs so much to go to college, and the right job is so hard to find in my focus of study.
  No, one's individual debt should be born by the beneficiary of that debt; certainly NOT by others that work to support their own families and pay their own debts, and their taxes.
  I am bereft of knowledge, so who cares?
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
841 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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