Joe Biden doesn’t have many of what even Democrats would consider positive accomplishments to hang his hat on as President of the United States.
And now a recent court decision is keeping one of his “signature policies” on ice for the time being.
But the Biden Administration is finding ways to skirt the court order and do what it wants.
Biden’s big bailout
One of President Joe Biden’s biggest usurpations of power in the first half of his first term in the White House came this past August when, with a stroke of the pen, Biden attempted to wipe several hundreds of billions of dollars off the books without the consent of Congress.
Through an executive order, Joe Biden tried to initiate one of the largest transfers of wealth in world history.
His decision would’ve stolen upwards of a trillion dollars from American workers who didn’t go to college, or who had sacrificed and worked hard to pay off their student debt – and handed it on a silver platter to partying college students and grads with useless degrees who had no intentions of paying off their obligations.
The President of the United States does have the power to pause student loan payments, as Biden has done since he first stepped foot in the Oval Office – but outright canceling loans would effectively be a budgetary move, requiring an act of Congress.
Take it from Nancy Pelosi from last year.
“People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness,” Speaker Pelosi said about a year before Biden’s historic abuse of power. “He does not. He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.”
Biden’s unConstitutional executive order
And that’s why Biden’s shameless, unprecedented attempt to purchase votes ahead of the 2022 Midterms is being challenged in the courts.
One of those challenges came up in the U.S. District Court in north Texas.
Federal judge Mark Pittman blocked Biden’s executive order, calling it “illegal” in his 26-page decision.
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In his ruling, Pittman called Biden’s $10,000-$20,000 handout to his voter base, “unconstitutional.”
But the Biden Administration was just handed a major setback.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, also based in Texas, declined to revive President Joe Biden’s student debt-relief program while lawsuits proceed.
Biden’s Justice Department has requested the Supreme Court of the United States step in and allow Biden’s student loan bailout to continue while court wranglings are figured out.
However, the White House is taking a more proactive approach.
Since his student loan handout has been put on pause, the President is once again allowing borrowers to defer payments penalty-free.
Now, grads won’t be forced to make a student loan payment until the end of next June at the earliest.
So far during his Presidency, Biden has not once asked students to make a single student loan payment.