The West Virginia Senator is no fan of Biden’s student loan cancellation plan.
According to a report from Just The News, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) thinks Biden’s plan to cancel up to $10,000 in student loans ($20,000 for Pell Grant recipients) is “excessive.”
“I just thought that it was excessive. I just respectfully disagree on that,” Manchin said Tuesday, according to The Hill. “I just thought there was a better way to do it. You have to earn it. You have to earn it.”
Manchin added: “When people were calling me from back in West Virginia, I would give them all the options they had that would reduce their loan by going to work in the federal government.”
Both sides of the aisle have expressed concerns over Biden’s plan, many worrying that it will further fuel inflation and is just the latest example of poor economic policy from this administration.
“Let’s be clear – there is no way to ‘cancel’ student debt,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in a statement. “This will cost every taxpayer an average of $2100. Someone will pay the price for this policy and the price is likely to be felt by every American in the form of even higher inflation. This administration is exceeding its legal authority and illegally burdening hard-working Americans with debts they didn’t take on themselves.”
More over at Just The News:
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