Even though Congress has not yet voted on the much-hyped student loan bailout package, President Joe Biden falsely claimed that it was approved by a “vote or two.”
BIDEN on his student loan debt bailout: "It's passed. I got it passed by a vote or two."
What is he talking about? Congress never voted on it. pic.twitter.com/62Ov7znOfZ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2022
At a Now This News forum covering a range of topics, the president made his bizarre remarks while outlining the specifics of his student loan forgiveness program.
According to President Biden’s proposal, Americans earning less than $125,000 annually would effectively receive up to $20,000 in student loan cancellation if they received Pell Grants, and up to $10,000 in cancellation if they did not. In the upcoming midterm elections, most Americans said they would not support candidates who support the plan, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group poll.
According to a recent The Economist/YouGov poll, roughly 50% of Americans believe that forgiving student loans would be unfair to those who did not attend college, and even more believe that it would be unfair to those who had already paid off their debt.