Biden Falsely Says His Student Debt Plan Passed But That Never Happened


Even though Congress has not yet voted on the much-ballyhooed student loan rescue deal, President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed that he passed it by one or two votes.

At a Now This News event covering a range of topics, the president made his unusual remarks while detailing the specifics of his student loan forgiveness program.

According to President Biden’s proposal, Americans earning less than $125,000 annually would effectively get up to $20,000 in student loan cancellation if they earned Pell Grants, and up to $10,000 in cancellation if they did not. In the next midterm elections, most Americans said they would not support candidates who favor the idea, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group poll.

55.6 percent of respondents said they are less likely to choose a candidate who backs Biden’s strategy. 49 percent said they are “much less likely” to vote for a candidate who backs Biden’s idea, and 6.6 percent said they are “somewhat less likely,” while 44.4 percent said they are more inclined to lend their support to a candidate who backs the proposal.

Views vary by political party, with 89.4 percent of Democrats saying they are more likely to support a candidate who backs Biden’s idea. However, 88.5 percent of Republicans and 53.9 percent of independents believe they are less likely.

According to a recent The Economist/YouGov poll, nearly 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 unjust to those who had already paid off their debt.