President Joe Biden remains mysteriously silent on the campaign trail about his decision to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt.
The president spoke in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on Monday to celebrate American workers, but did not mention his decision to bail out Americans who are in college loan debt.
In Wisconsin, Biden bragged about fighting for a “more just and decent America” where “everyone gets a fair share, where every American is treated with — as my father would say — with dignity.”
But he didn’t mention he was offering handouts to Americans who failed to repay student loan debt, ignoring those who chose not to further their education and entered the workforce instead.
Biden also falsely claimed he was cutting the federal deficit as president even after spending billions since taking office.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business estimates that Biden’s decision to write off student debt could cost more than $1 trillion over the next decade.
While a slim majority of Americans support the idea of canceling student debt in recent polls, 59% of Americans fear that canceling student loans will worsen inflation, according to a CNBC/Momentive poll.
During a Tuesday cabinet meeting at the White House, Biden made only passing mention of his decision to write off student debt, but highlighted his administration’s successes, which he described as ” the proof that democracy can bring to the people”.