Biden Sued

Joe Biden

( – While the Democratic Party deteriorates quickly and Biden continues to damage the country in terms of the economy, Missouri and six other Republican states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration.

The lawsuit aims to block the administration’s latest plan to forgive billions of dollars in student debt, which they (Republican states) argue is illegal.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey led the lawsuit and targets Joe Biden’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment program, which is estimated to cost Americans $475 billion over the next decade.

This amount surpasses the $430 billion price tag attached to the White House’s previous student-loan forgiveness plan, which the Supreme Court struck down last June.

In Biden v. Nebraska, the Court ruled that Biden cannot “unilaterally alter large sections of the American economy” through the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act, as noted in the 6–3 opinion.

Missouri notably challenged the $430 billion forgiveness program in this case.

Despite the Court’s ruling, Biden proceeded with the creation of the SAVE program, openly acknowledging his defiance. “The Supreme Court blocked it, but that didn’t stop me,” Biden stated in February.

The 62-page lawsuit argued, “Yet again, the President is unilaterally trying to impose an extraordinarily expensive and controversial policy that he could not get through Congress.” It also criticized Biden’s pattern of relying on old statutes to enact drastic policy changes without congressional consent.

Biden announced his latest plan to eliminate student debt early this week, and according to the White House, he aimed to forgive the full amount for four million borrowers, eliminate accrued interest for 23 million Americans, and provide at least $5,000 in relief to ten million borrowers.

Since taking office, Biden has approved canceling $146 billion worth of federal student loans for around four million borrowers through executive actions.

Following through on his promise, Attorney General Bailey filed the lawsuit against Biden, the Department of Education, and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

This move came nearly two weeks after Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed a similar multistate lawsuit estimating that SAVE would eliminate at least $156 billion in student-loan debt.

In a statement accompanying the lawsuit, Bailey asserted, “With the stroke of his pen, Joe Biden is attempting to saddle working Missourians with a half trillion dollars in college debt.” He emphasized that the Democrat lacks the authority to cancel student loan debt without explicit permission from Congress.

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