Since Biden got into office, there’s been a lot of chatter about student loan debt. However, it’s not at the forefront of political conversation like other topics are.
The gist of things is that many Americans believe Joe Biden needs to do away with student loan debt. It isn’t just coming from left-wing activists, either. Elected Democrats like Sens. Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren believe the 46th president should end student debt.
In fact, according to House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Biden has the power to absolve millions upon millions of people who owe student loans with the stroke of his pen. Of course, this belief the congresswoman has is false.
Despite the claims coming from Democrats who were elected into office, Biden does not have the power to wipe away student loan debt unilaterally. Congress would have to do something like that.
What Biden can do, however, is delay and postpone mandatory payment periods. The 46th president has done. But the payments owed to student loan servicers will resume on January 31, 2022.
As Fox News reports, many people who owe student loans aren’t happy about this and make their views known.
Chasten Buttigieg, the husband to the US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, complained about his Instagram story about having to resume student loan payments next month.
After sharing a screengrab of an alert reminding him that bills for student loan payments will recommence soon, Buttigieg captioned the image with “LOL no thank you” before wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas” and saying “Next.”
On social media, the comments from Buttigieg renewed calls from individuals who believe that the Biden administration should cancel student loan debt altogether, rather than just putting off the timeframe of which payments must be made.
Quite frankly, it is unfortunate that the husband of the Transportation Secretary doesn’t want to be responsible and pay back the money he borrowed.
Time and time again, leftists call for the government to “forgive” individuals who owe student loans to the government. It means that leftists want the debts they owe to be passed onto taxpayers rather than paying their bills.
No one is required to take out student loans. Furthermore, when one applies for loans, they are told they will have to pay back the money. It is what Chasten Buttigieg and anyone else with student loans needs to do.
No one in America is responsible for covering anyone else’s student loans. Likewise, the folks waiting for Biden to do away with student loans altogether should get real and understand this is never going to happen.