'It's extremely unfair': Kansas AG Kris Kobach opposes Joe Biden's student loan debt cancellation efforts on 'Fox & Friends'

'It's extremely unfair': Kansas AG Kris Kobach opposes Joe Biden's student loan debt cancellation efforts on 'Fox & Friends'
Joe Jones and Kris Kobach discuss Joe Biden writing off student loan debts on the March 30, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Kris Kobach, the Attorney General for Kansas appeared alongside co-host Joey Jones to talk about opposing President Joe Biden's attempts to remove student loan debts on Saturday, March 30 episode of 'Fox & Friends.'

Jones shared that Kobach filed a lawsuit against Biden's SAVE plan, which has canceled the loans of 153,000 students amounting to $1.2 billion and has been joined by 10 other states in his effort.

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"It's hurting everyone because the money doesn't come out of thin air," stated Kobach when asked by the co-host to explain his decision to oppose the cancellation of student loan debts.

He claimed that the Biden administration was "forgiving student loans of people who ran a huge debt, maybe went on to graduate school. And they are paying for it with taxpayer dollars provided by people who didn't go to college, because it was too expensive, or people who worked their way through college, or families ... scraping to save money to send kids to college."

"So they are transferring wealth from lower-income and middle-income people to people (with) higher income. It is extremely unfair," he continued.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08:  U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House
US President Joe Biden has written off a total of $143.6 billion in student loan debt (Getty Images)

Calling graduate degrees 'useless'

Jones brought up the fact that Kansas has a major part of its population involved in agriculture who may opt for gaining their skills in other modes than through college. "Why are they not getting some form of debt forgiveness (instead of) these liberal studies majors?" he asked.

The Kansa AG said that it was important to ask if we would prefer to transfer debt from someone who "decided to forego college and got a two-year technical degree" to someone "who got a useless graduate degree and is sitting on a ton of debt," and proceeded to argue against it.

"Regardless of the discussion ... it's not the bureaucrats' job to make the decision, it's the Congress' job, and that's what the Supreme Court said in 2023," he mentioned.

"... And the Biden Administration just turned around and said, 'Well we are going to do it anyway, We're going to slap a different name tag on it and go ahead with it.' And it is outrageous that a President would defy the United States Supreme Court. We haven't seen this since the Civil War era," he added.



 

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