Clear Majority Of Americans Worried About More Inflation As Biden Mulls Canceling Student Debt | Eastern North Carolina Now | A clear majority of Americans believe that a reported plan from President Joe Biden to cancel thousands of dollars in student loans per borrower would increase inflationary pressures.

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    A clear majority of Americans believe that a reported plan from President Joe Biden to cancel thousands of dollars in student loans per borrower would increase inflationary pressures.

    White House officials are weighing a move to cancel $10,000 of student debt per borrower earning under $125,000, according to a report from CNN. The decision, which is slated to be made public on Wednesday, occurs as the White House also considers whether to extend the present pause on federal student loan payments, which is currently poised to expire on August 31.

    However, 59% of Americans are concerned that student debt cancellation "will make inflation worse," according to a new survey from CNBC. While 30% said that no student debt cancellation should occur, only 19% of adults between 18 and 34 years old maintain such a position.

    The results reflect earlier polling that shows Americans are generally distrustful of the Biden administration's economic policies. In a survey conducted earlier this summer by CNN and SSRS, 68% of respondents disapproved of Biden's performance, while a slim 25% supported his efforts to combat inflation.

    Meanwhile, 34% of respondents to the CNBC poll believe that "only those in need" should have loans canceled - a slightly higher level of affirmative responses than the 32% who are in favor of student debt cancellation for all borrowers. Indeed, a report from the Brookings Institution explained that one-third of student debt is owed by the wealthiest 20% of households, while only 8% is owned by the bottom 20% - partly because graduate degrees are often necessary for the most lucrative professions.

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) - who believes that "all President Biden has to do is flick his pen" to erase up to $50,000 in debt per borrower - also rejects the notion that student loan cancellation is not particularly helpful to lower-income Americans.

    "Let's dispel one awful myth right here: This is not a problem that concerns the wealthy or the Ivy League," Schumer contended. "All of these fat cats, and people who never want to see help for working people and poor people come up with these myths."

    However, Lawrence Summers - who served as Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton and National Economic Council Director under President Barack Obama - argued on Monday that funds for loan cancellation could be better allocated elsewhere.

    "The worst idea would be a continuation of the current moratorium that benefits among others highly paid surgeons, lawyers and investment bankers," Summers noted. "If relief is to be given it should not set any precedent, it should only be given for the first few thousand dollars of debt, and for those with genuinely middle class incomes."

    Summers concurred with respondents to the CNBC survey that student loan cancellation would raise the cost of college and contribute to overall inflation.

    "Every dollar spent on student loan relief is a dollar that could have gone to support those who don't get the opportunity to go to college," Summers explained. "Student loan debt relief is spending that raises demand and increases inflation. It consumes resources that could be better used helping those who did not, for whatever reason, have the chance to attend college. It will also tend to be inflationary by raising tuitions."

poll#160
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?
240 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#154
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.
834 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#145
After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
  Yes
  No
  Unsure
651 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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