Looks like the Supreme Court just smacked down Biden’s wanton disregard of checks and balances yet again.
As everyone recalls, Biden engaged in perhaps his most shameless vote bribery yet, with taxpayer dollars no less, when he declared over the summer that student debt would be forgiven to the tunes of hundreds of billions of dollars.
Notably, Biden had exactly zero approval from Congress to do so.
Which is precisely a federal appeals court issued a temporary block against the Biden administration’s efforts to “forgive” hundreds of billions of dollars of federal student loan debt in October.
Of course, the Biden administration decided to engage in its typical denial, actually advising debtors to ignore the courts.
Talk about disregarding checks and balances!
“Tonight’s temporary order does not prevent borrowers from applying for student debt relief at studentaid.gov – and we encourage eligible borrowers to join the nearly 22 million Americans whose information the Department of Education already has,” the White House intoned.
In other words: Screw the judicial system, screw the legislative system, and adhere solely to the executive branch’s directives.
Like a good, old-fashioned dictatorship that Biden has enjoyed bringing back in style.
The White House continued to double down in October, asserting that the courts cannot “prevent” them from doing what they want with shameless vote bribing.
“It also does not prevent us from reviewing these applications and preparing them for transmission to loan servicers. It is also important to note that the order does not reverse the trial court’s dismissal of the case, or suggest that the case has merit. It merely prevents debt from being discharged until the court makes a decision,” the White House boomed.
Well, guess what.
A court has made a decision all right: the Supreme Court.
The Biden administration had attempted to remove the October injunction from the program that resulted from the federal appeals court’s decision, insisting for the Supreme Court to take it on.
Unfortunately for the White House, the Supreme Court opted to uphold the ruling of the federal appeals court, which blocks Biden’s $400B student loan forgiveness program until at least February 2023.
Hopefully, that block will continue indefinitely, sending the likes of Senator Warren into a fit of rage, especially after she recently insisted that Biden somehow possesses the unilateral authority to circumvent Congress.
Warren boldly proclaimed that Biden absolutely had a legal means of engaging in his effective vote bribery, though what she fails to mention is that Biden’s “legal” moves are utterly unconscionable.
After all, the Biden administration is basing its blanket loan forgiveness on the HEROES Act, which was designed for actual veterans and other people who provide actual service to the nation.
Snowflake protests against Trump hardly count as services, by the way.
Per the HEROES Act, it is possible to “waive or modify any statutory or regulatory provision applicable to the student financial assistance programs … as the Secretary deems necessary in connection with a war or other military operation or national emergency.”
Right. Because all these indebted students are associated with military operations or national emergency assistance.
Little wonder that Ted Cruz, along with other conservatives, blasted some of the beneficiaries of the program “slackers,” which Biden promptly took issue with.
Biden, replying in his typically unifying action, became enraged in response.
“Who the hell do they think they are?” Biden raged.
The same could be asked of you, Mr. President …
Author: Jane Jones