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Biden may cancel up to $50,000 in student
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Posted By: OhioNick, 3/16/2021 10:58:54 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with other Senate Dems, are urging the president to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt by using executive authority. Senators Schumer and Elizabeth Warren revealed a legal review on the use of executive authority is underway by the U.S. Department of Justice. Executive action has already been used by Biden to continue the suspension of student loan payments until the end of September 2021. Warren spoke to reporters on Monday and slammed student loan debt for "crushing millions of Americans."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou 3/16/2021 11:07:10 PM (No. 725989)
This is so wrong. Families that paid for their kids to go to college. Kids that worked to put themselves thru college. These are people that didn't expect the government to pay for their education, they did it themselves. Yet the people that took the easy way out by borrowing will get their debt forgiven? Just another way to use the money working people pay in taxes, to buy votes. Any person that has a job should never vote for a democrat ever again. Of course with voter fraud it probably doesn't matter if they vote or not.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 3/16/2021 11:09:52 PM (No. 725996)
And, hence, another whole generation of useless lie-berals that have learned the easy way that it's a lot easier to vote for a living than it is to work for a living!!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: a man over thirty 3/16/2021 11:43:18 PM (No. 726024)
Hey, Pocahontas, my mortgage is crushing me. It's a debt I willingly took on and am legally obligated to re-pay but it's keeping me from greater things. Please cancel $50,000 of my mortgage. Thank you.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hisself 3/16/2021 11:54:02 PM (No. 726035)
Doesn't that constitute a taking? If he plans for the gummint to pay it, he is not cancelling it, he is paying it off.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: leonardo 3/17/2021 12:17:00 AM (No. 726051)
Socialism: Everything FREE, traditional standards of behavior nullified, eat the rich. THEN they will come for YOU if you rise above their mandatory MISERY index or if you cannot prove your 5 COVID vaccinations. The cancelled debt funds will go to BLUE cities which have flushed their moneys down the toilet of social welfare by totally incompetent management - so they will be rewarded.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: aasilver 3/17/2021 12:50:27 AM (No. 726066)
soooo Biden can cancel a trillion dollars of debt but Trump couldn't spend a few hundred billion to build the wall???? I thought only the house could spend money like that.
38 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/17/2021 1:48:32 AM (No. 726084)
At this point, I visualize him in a fetal position most of the day until they come in 'demanding' and beat him with a big stick. Gawd save US all. It's not even 90 days.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/17/2021 2:30:19 AM (No. 726089)
Wait....what?! Up to $50,000 in loan debt PER STUDENT?!?!?!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 3/17/2021 3:22:34 AM (No. 726095)
We all know who these "democrats" are, substandard party-hearty morons who could not pass STEM classes so they took womyns' studies, diversity and sexual perversion classes that could not land them a paying job after they "earned" their useless degree. The country is full of them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/17/2021 3:24:13 AM (No. 726096)
Hey, it's FREE money! Brought to American taxpayers via election fraud. How's that 1.5T going to be paid for? Downgrade the military again? Tax everyone to the hilt?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/17/2021 4:53:09 AM (No. 726116)
I'm with #6, he can't just cancel debt. Something is very wrong here.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/17/2021 5:03:25 AM (No. 726122)
How about cancelling my mortgage debt while you're at it?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: OBX Pete 3/17/2021 5:23:17 AM (No. 726129)
What the hell is going on here? I never got my $600 and am wondering if I will ever get my $1.400. Of course I'm not a minority or a democrat or one who is in debt or a left wing crazy or a fan of Biden or whatever. Maybe I'm not eligible for any of the slush fund and will just have to keep paying my own way. Oh well !!!!!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq 3/17/2021 5:42:32 AM (No. 726133)
Puts me in mind of the Antichrist. "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time." Daniel 7:25
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Reply 15 - Posted by: mifla 3/17/2021 6:05:43 AM (No. 726142)
Just so I am clear. After I paid off my student loans, I now get to pay off other people's student loans? Are they going to at least wash my car?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum 3/17/2021 6:29:41 AM (No. 726151)
#6, Why is not ONE Republican asking this question? We are not being represented in our government. It is now a matter of taxation without representation and that didn’t go over very well in times past. As Biden proceeds down this disastrous pathway, the Republicans are being revealed for what they are. Sure, we do not have the majority, but the last time I looked they could still use their voices. How about it, you fools? Can you please manage to at the very least make some noise? Or are you all just about getting a paycheck, great health care, perks, that awe inspiring pension and keeping your heads down? It’s as if you want the country to go down in flames. If you can’t see down the road very far, let me assure you when the democrats are finished, you will be destroyed too. They are using you. You are being played. Ultimately, you will be held accountable. You begged for the trust of the American people and you have betrayed that trust. Your apathy will be your downfall. You will forever be remembered by the Patriots in this country as cowards who gave up the fight.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: skacmar 3/17/2021 6:33:56 AM (No. 726153)
Warren and Democrats in Congress want Biden to do what they are too cowardly to try to do themselves. While canceling student loan debt sounds great, it is not popular with responsible adults who pay their debts! Democrats know it would never pass in Congress and want to take the easy way out where they will have no accountability.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/17/2021 6:51:44 AM (No. 726165)
No such thing as "cancelling" in the world of finance. Either it's a court ordered bankruptcy or somehow the credit agencies were paid off. So what will it be Joe? Stroke of the pen, law of the land? Demonrats don't balance checkbooks. They just spend and spend.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MSUDoc 3/17/2021 7:03:46 AM (No. 726177)
Any loan cancellation should have to be financed by the disgustingly greedy colleges and universities. Next to borrowers, they are the cause of all this.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/17/2021 7:14:06 AM (No. 726186)
What’s owed the Government is never’s just moved over to a different column.......usually labeled you and me.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jigzsaw 3/17/2021 7:16:12 AM (No. 726188)
Just think of all the New Democrat voters they’ll gain! Isn’t this all the point?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Fosterdad 3/17/2021 7:17:38 AM (No. 726190)
I repaid my $15,000 student loan, with interest. That was a lot of money back in the '90s. Do I get a refund?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: rayscain 3/17/2021 7:26:28 AM (No. 726194)
How about cancelling my MEDICAL Bills! Education is a CHOICE - CANCER is NOT!!!!!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable 3/17/2021 7:41:14 AM (No. 726203)
These Twerps with a Doctorate in Gender Studies will then be subsidized in Gumment employment through the Office of Correct Thinking, and eligible for a sweet pension when they “retire” at 55.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Muguy 3/17/2021 7:59:30 AM (No. 726216)
Will republican families also be part of this presumed GIVEAWAY???? Barrack JoeBama must think he is the representative from Publisher's Clearing House going on a Prize Patrol??? Had enough of this yet, America?? In less than 60 days, we have become a police state from Big Tech, and a 3rd-world dictatorship
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bluefindad 3/17/2021 8:33:51 AM (No. 726241)
What should really be done is to make the colleges and universities co-sign on the loans.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: udanja99 3/17/2021 8:43:35 AM (No. 726248)
Does that mean that the colleges and universities where the kiddies attended will be forfeiting all that cash? Oh, silly me! They’ll just up the tuition by $50,000.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 3/17/2021 9:17:20 AM (No. 726289)
This is a very bad idea. This punishes the good people and rewards the bad.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Kafka2 3/17/2021 9:36:22 AM (No. 726312)
Biden, and the Democrats, just love to spend other people's money. They will get the money by taxing productive members of this country. A lot of these productive taxpayers, who never went to college, are now to be stuck with the bill. A big part of the problem is that most of the people in default are going for degrees that will never qualify them for jobs that will pay enough to repay the loans. A large part of this problem is that colleges help the students to get loans knowing full well that the degree that the college will award is nearly worthless for getting a decent paying job. If the colleges were required to repay the defaulted loan, it would do much to end this practice. And, I have no sympathy for the student that parties for four years to get a B.A. in Art Appreciation without any intention of repaying the loan.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 3/17/2021 9:40:30 AM (No. 726321)
I am not defending cancelling the debt. That money will be taxable as income. I also see it another way. This debt is mainly the fault of the high schools pushing everybody to go to college instead of promoting the trades when they know full well, many are not college material. The "not college material" enroll in universities around the country because "the government" is backing the student loans and the loans are easy to take. The universities are salivating about having more money to spend and convince the "not college material" to major in basket weaving, gender studies, transgenderism and the like to support the laving administration buildings and their own bureaucracy. The "not college material" flunks college and quits. The university got the money, they don't have to spend it educating the flunkies and the "not college material" get stuck with the student loan. It is all a fraud.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/17/2021 9:40:58 AM (No. 726322)
Why not? It's only funny money. I paid for my schooling, every cent. I don't feel sorry for myself for doing so. We're all socialists's only numbers. Hear the BRRRRrrrrrrrr? That's the government's presses making more.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Right Time 3/17/2021 10:12:19 AM (No. 726368)
Do it, Dementia Joe. But do it before April 15th, because I no longer intend to pay any federal income tax. As if stealing an election, a $3-trillion payoff to your pals, and tearing down the borders wasn't enough. Now I have to pay taxes to pay for college loan debt relief for Millennials? You can forget about any more of my income tax
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Strike3 3/17/2021 10:15:59 AM (No. 726370)
For those still unclear, the new democrat definition of debt cancellation is the process of forcing US taxpayers to pay for the wasted education of the deadbeat kid next door who is probably a member of Antifa because he spent the entire past year with no job. With fair elections, democrats will never put a POTUS into office again. With the current election process, no other party will ever put a POTUS into office again. November, 2020 was a HUGE turning point for America and the GOP made it all possible.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zigrid 3/17/2021 10:37:28 AM (No. 726400)
I'm at a loss... how do democrats expect to get votes from hard working Americans that put themselves through college and are working hard to provide for their families now...or... is this just another feel good idea to placate the looney socialists in the democratic some point... the democrats will run out of OUR money...
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Reply 35 - Posted by: coldborezero 3/17/2021 10:53:37 AM (No. 726418)
Someone please help my understand this as I dodged the bullet of a college "education". By what LEGITIMATE authority does a occupant of the oval office cancel private debts?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Sully 3/17/2021 11:37:12 AM (No. 726455)
two young people I know w/ the most student debt are a doctor and a lawyer who are world travelers. Future millionaires. We gotta forgive their debt first?
3 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: MissileMan742 3/17/2021 11:42:01 AM (No. 726462)
I sweat blood to win an Air Force scholarship, served twelve years to pay it back, and worked hundreds of hours after classes to pay for room, board, and incidentals. Now these freeloading clowns get a TAX-FREE $50,000 gift? Thanks a lot, Joe. You are really doing a GREAT job of reinforcing the American Work Ethic...NOT!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Norway 3/17/2021 11:42:27 AM (No. 726463)
Then I want a retroactive refund on all the loans I paid off for my BA and master's degrees.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Lucky5 3/17/2021 11:46:15 AM (No. 726465)
I paid for 6 years of college for one kid, and several years for the others. No loans, straight out of Roth's I started when they were young. 60k. We do not do debt like that in my family. My kids all worked while they went to college and paid for their books and other expenses. This is an insult to people like us.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: downnout 3/17/2021 12:01:32 PM (No. 726480)
I’ve always wanted a Maserati. If I go buy one, can I get the government to forgive my debt?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: udanja99 3/17/2021 12:32:13 PM (No. 726509)
#28, except for the truly disabled, that’s what ALL entitlements do.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: stanwoodpb 3/17/2021 12:54:26 PM (No. 726540)
So the kid that's working at McDonalds without a college degree is going to pay the debt of the kid that went to college and is working on Wall St. How progressive!
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Reply 43 - Posted by: little guy 3/17/2021 1:06:39 PM (No. 726544)
This is not a laughing matter ... it is deadly serious. This action ... like reparations ... will tear the country apart. The blue collar, trade school crowd and all those who have a skill instead of a "liberal arts" degree are about to be robbed. Instead of cracking jokes, we need to sue! Yes sue! A class action law suit that points out the separate and unequal treatment by the government. It is outrageous that anyone who paid ... or couldn't afford to go in the first place ... gets to foot the bill of some pot-smoking, military avoiding jerk who took "woman's studies", "folklore" or "modern dance interpretation" and now works at Costco or driving Uber. Or more likely, unemployed, and living above dad's garage or in mom's basement! Where the heck is the GOP!! Get restraining orders against Biden. Tie him in legal knots the way they did to Trump. Do SOMETHING.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Miceal 3/17/2021 2:45:18 PM (No. 726602)
Not NO...but HELL NO! Worthless Socialist Asshats.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: jerrodmason 3/17/2021 4:13:34 PM (No. 726695)
The debt would not be canceled; it would be transferred to you and me. This sucks.
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California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.The new rules take effect Saturday but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier. Corrections officials say the goal is
Fox News officially announces split with host
who had disappeared from the air after Capitol
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Posted by Imright 5/1/2021 3:37:46 PM Post Reply
Fox News anchor Leland Vittert, who has been with the network for more than a decade, has mysteriously parted ways with Fox News with no explanation after being off the air for months following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Fox News was contacted by multiple news outlets concerning Vittert’s departure and they made a brief, terse statement: “We have mutually and amicably parted ways with Leland Vittert.” They did not indicate when the anchor stopped working for the network or why. The rumor mill has been in overdrive for months regarding the status of Vittert and his professional future. He has not been on Twitter since Jan. 13,
Will We Keep Our Republic? 21 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/1/2021 11:47:58 AM Post Reply
Ben Franklin famously said, "You've got a republic, if you can keep it." That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it — not from foreign invasion, not from revolution, but because we stopped caring about it. America was founded on the principles of individual liberty and equal treatment under the law. These are the foundational principles required for equality and prosperity. Yet we've been creeping away from those principles for many years. In the last 12 years, that creep has become a sprint. The world's beacon of freedom is dying,
Revealed: Violent crime has surged in
Minneapolis in the year since George
Floyd's death, with the second highest
number of homicides EVER as the pandemic
and protests devastated the city
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Posted by Imright 5/1/2021 4:59:21 PM Post Reply
Violent crime is surging in Minneapolis with homicides last year spiking to the second highest levels ever as the COVID-19 pandemic and protests in the wake of George Floyd's death devastated the city. Of the 5,426 violent crimes recorded in Minneapolis last year, 83 of them were homicides, according to the city's police crime statistic data. It is only the second highest number of homicides since 1995 when a record 97 homicides were recorded. That record 1995 figure resulted in the city being branded 'Murderapolis' by national media. Violent crime was already trending upward in the first half of last year but it really
Mark Zuckerberg DOUBLES size of his
Hawaii property empire after spending
$53m on 600 acres of beachfront land
despite million-person petition calling
for a ban on his 'colonization' of
paradise island
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Posted by Ribicon 5/1/2021 9:56:27 AM Post Reply
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have almost doubled the size of their estate in Hawaii, purchasing a neighboring 600 acre plot for $53 million in a move likely to further enrage his island critics. The Facebook founder, who began buying up chunks of the island in September 2014, added the additional land on March 19, according to Pacific Business News. Kauai is the fourth largest of Hawaii's eight main islands, and home to 67,000 people. The north shore land, which includes the spectacular Larsen's Beach, was bought from a nonprofit organization established by a local family, whose roots, the paper reported,
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