Why Joe Biden does NOT have the constitutional authority to cancel student debt
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wednesday, President Joe Biden detailed a plan to provide $300,000,000,000 of federal student loan relief to Americans in debt.
The amount each individual receives can get complicated but the basic numbers are up to $10,000 for those making less than $125,000 per year, or families making less than $250,000 per year.
After Biden’s speech detailing the plan, he was asked if it is fair to Americans who have already paid off their loans, which Biden responded to with a jumbled, mumbling answer that didn’t make any sense.
Critics of the plan, mainly Republicans, point out that many low-income Americans chose not to go to college, so they wouldn’t have to take out student loans. Adding that these Americans may have debt for other things needed to do their jobs, but they aren’t receiving any relief at all.
Furthermore, the Biden Administration may not have the constitutional powers to do this at all.
KUSI Legal Analyst Dan Eaton explained the problems with the Biden Administration using the Heroes Act to justify their action.
Eaton pointed out Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself even adamantly admitted the President of the United States has no authority to relieve Americans of student debt.