More lawlessness from the White House

More lawlessness from the White House

More lawlessness from the White House

In encouraging student loan borrowers to continue applying for so-called debt forgiveness, even after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the program, an attorney says the Biden administration continues to display its disregard for the law.

In August, President Biden said he would cancel $10,000 in debt for individuals earning less than $125,000 ($250,000 for married couples) and $20,000 for those who had received Pell grants.

Late Friday, a federal appeals court issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking the bailout plan while it considers a motion from six Republican-led states to block the program. The stay ordered the Biden administration not to act on the program while it considers the appeal.

Even so, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has encouraged borrowers to continue to apply for the relief, saying the court order does not prevent applications or the review of applications.

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Noting the CDC-imposed moratorium against homeowners collecting rent for their properties in the height of the pandemic, Abraham Hamilton III, General Counsel for American Family Association (AFA), says this is another indication of the Biden administration's lawlessness.

Biden later made headlines for saying that moratorium was "probably illegal, but worth it."

"Look at the unconstitutional imposition of a shot, an injection mandate on 181 million American people in violation of our constitutional rights," Hamilton continues. "It took the Supreme Court yet again to stop the Biden administration from doing it."

As for the student loan forgiveness, Hamilton points out that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is on record as saying it would require congressional action, and now the Biden administration is going forward.

The Congressional Budget Office has said the program will cost about $400 billion over the next three decades, and even many Democratic lawmakers facing tough reelection contests have distanced themselves from the plan.

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