The White House has receipts, lots of them. On August 25, the White House Twitter account fired back at Republican members of Congress who criticized President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan in the most outspoken way. The typically nonchalant White House Twitter surprised everyone by dragging GOP lawmakers into a thread exposing the six- and seven-figure Paycheck Protection Program loans they were relieved of, highlighting the hypocrisy of their opposition to Biden’s plan. The PPP was a lockdown-focused loan, started in March 2020 and ending in May 2021, given to businesses to keep their workforce employed. Although their loans were canceled, the White House was not so lenient in these tweets.
After Biden announced his new plan to cancel multiple student loans on August 24, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene vehemently opposed the plan by an interview on Newsmax. “Taxpayers across the country…they shouldn’t have to pay off the big debt of a student who has racked up massive debt to go to an Ivy League school, that’s not fair,” Greene said. . But as the White House Twitter account pointed out, she had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven, so her opposition to student loan forgiveness seems hypocritical. Also on the cutting board was Rep. Vern Buchanan who called Biden’s plan a “Reckless and unilateral student loan” on Twitter, but had over $2.3 million in canceled PPP loans. Big yuck.
Y’all, don’t get on the wrong side of the White House, because they’re coming for you. Congressmen Markwayne Mullin, Kevin Hern, Mike Kelly and Matt Gaetz faced the same smackdown as the Twitter thread continued.
Move over to the Kardashians, you’re not the only ones who can spark a feud on Twitter. The very the public humiliation of Republican congressmen basically told them to sit down. Even Biden cheered, calling out Republicans who voted for former President Donald Trump’s nearly $2 trillion deficit-funded tax cut that benefited the wealthy and corporations.
The GOP can complain all it wants, but the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan is on its way whether it likes it or not. Borrowers who earn less than $125,000 per year are eligible for debt forgiveness of up to $10,000, and Pell Grant recipients are eligible for up to $20,000. If you’re a borrower, here’s how to get your student debt cancelled. If you needed anything to smile about today other than the brutal White House burnings, these reactions from people after hearing their student loans will be forgiven will make you feel hopeful.