Indy posted the following on another topic thread:
Yes, I am aware of Biden’s latest lame excuse to not give students the debt relief he promised. Are you aware that one of the (unnecessary) “compromises” Biden gave his fellow Republicans during his debt ceiling giveaway was his promise that interest would not accrue on debt relief during the covid grace period for people who could not continue to pay? So he has not only chosen to not give students relief - his lie has cost them even more money. Not unlike his $2000 lie was actually only $1400 - costing everyone in America $600 they could have used during covid.
And no, I don’t think all Ds are corrupt. I know they are because I’m paying attention.
Yeah, people with student loans aren't happy about that happening after 3 years of paused payments which Biden and the Democrats enacted over objections by the Republican Party. The Vox article (link below) discusses this.
"As it stands, the Biden administration does not have any viable paths to provide student debt relief through Congress until after the 2024 presidential election. And the current Congress is actually hostile to any attempts.
A spokesperson for the president said on Thursday that Biden intends to veto the most recent attempt to block any loan relief: a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would annul the administration’s student loan forgiveness plan and reverse the extension of the student loan pause passed the Senate Thursday with the support of independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana.
Through the debt ceiling negotiations, Biden did manage to neutralize the threat House Republicans posed to his student loan forgiveness plan and preserved the power to enact moratoriums in future national emergencies, while codifying the existing plan to restart payments and interest at the end of the summer, Adam Minsky, an attorney who specializes in helping student loan borrowers, told me.
“Between that deal and vetoing the Congressional Review Act resolution, Biden halted the two paths that congressional Republicans were simultaneously using to try to repeal any student loan forgiveness. That resolution would have retroactively undone the extension of the current pause and could have resulted in the credit from forgiven public service loans being reinstated,” Minsky said.
But that threat for future action of student debt relief from future Congresses still exists, Taylor said, and heightens the imperative for the executive branch to act where the legislative branch won’t."
Biden and the Democrats are the only ones in Washington doing anything about student debt relief. You're venting your anger at the wrong party, Indy.
As for the Dems failure to codify Roe, (from second link below):
The Women's Health Protection Act passed the House by a vote of 218-211, with every Democrat except Henry Cuellar of Texas voting in favor and Republicans unanimously voting against it.
It has 48 co-sponsors in the Senate, facing opposition from Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, both of whom describe themselves as pro-life. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska say they favor abortion rights but do not support the Women's Health Protection Act.
Senate Republicans have also led a filibuster of the bill. It was blocked from being debated in February on a vote of 46-48, with six senators missing the vote.
So I don't know how you can seriously say that all Dems are corrupt, but I guess that's how it looks to the burn it all down people on the left, which IMO is a lazy take on what's actually happening.
The Dems have a majority of the votes, but don't have enough votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster. I'm all for killing the filibuster, though, but some Dems oppose it out of fear that doing so could backfire on them.