'All talk, no action': Mike Johnson slammed for accusing Joe Biden of 'trying to buy votes' with student debt relief plan

'All talk, no action': Mike Johnson slammed for accusing Joe Biden of 'trying to buy votes' with student debt relief plan
Mike Johnson expressed his dissatisfaction with Joe Biden's new student loan bailout plan on X on April 8, 2024 (@POTUS/X, Speaker Mike Johnson/YouTube)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: House Speaker Mike Johnson took to X (formerly Twitter) to call out President Joe Biden and his administration over their new plan to cancel student loan debt on Monday, April 8.

Speaking at a small gathering in Madison, Wisconsin, Biden announced his program on the same day. It aims to reduce the debt of 25 million borrowers while wiping away the entire amount for more than 4 million. Collectively, 10 million borrowers would see debt relief of $5,000 or more, shared White House officials.

"While a college degree still is a ticket to the middle class, that ticket is becoming much too expensive. Today, too many Americans, especially young people, are saddled with too much debt... We’re giving people a chance to make it. Not a guarantee. Just a chance to make it," said the incumbent.

While administrative officials are confident that the program abides by the guidelines laid out by the justices of the US Supreme Court, those in opposition were quick to point out that debt waiver is unfair to those who have paid back the entirety of their loans already, or never took one in the first place.

Speaker Mike Johnson's tweet

Retweeting the post from the White House announcing Biden's student debt relief plan, Johnson wrote, "The Supreme Court has already determined that the White House does not have the authority to ‘cancel’ student loan debt, and yet the administration is once again trying to buy votes by supposedly ‘forgiving’ millions of dollars in loan debt."

He referred to the initial plan of the Biden administration, which sought to wipe out $400 billion in student loan debt and was blocked by SCOTUS back in 2022.

"The reality is that these debts are not ‘forgiven,’ they are merely transferred to American taxpayers, many of whom made sacrifices to get an education they could afford," continued Johnson. "It is only just and fair for borrowers, not the American people, to be responsible for paying off their own debts."



 

Internet reacts to Mike Johnson's tweet

"Hey Mike..... are you ever going to do something besides Tweet," commented a user responding to the Speaker's post on X.



 

"All talk, no action," jibed another.



 

"We would like our border closed please. Nothing is more important," wrote a third.



 

"Why do you have to oppose initiatives that help Americans you little sh*t?" inquired a fourth.



 

"You don't get to lecture us on bad spending if you send more money to Ukraine traitor," slammed a fifth user.



 

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