(PresidentialHill.com)- Representative Ilhan Omar called Senator Ted Cruz a “miserable little weasel” after he has actively sought ways to block President Biden’s student debt relief program using the Supreme Court, according to Salon. Biden’s plan will cancel anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 for qualifying individuals.
Only those who have federal student loans and not considered to be high-income earners will be able to qualify, according to CNN. Individual borrowers making less than $125,000 a year and married couples or heads of households making less than $250,000 annually may see up to $10,000 of their federal student loan debt forgiven, the outlet reported.
Student loan debt forgiveness is reportedly popular with many voters, including those who have no debt or have already paid it back. The program would help 40 million students. Sen. Cruz is only of many Republicans seeking legal challenges to the program.
“What a miserable little weasel, no wonder they call him ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ Omar tweeted. “Fortunately, student debt cancellation is legally sound and should withstand legal scrutiny. Set your alerts for the application in October, if you qualify for relief and file before the end of Dec.”
What a miserable little weasel, no wonder they call him “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Fortunately, student debt cancellation is legally sound and should withstand legal scrutiny. Set your alerts for the application in October, if you qualify for relief and file before the end of Dec. https://t.co/TXUpWbr3Af
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 6, 2022
Cruz allegedly turned to student loan servicers to seek legal challenges, but they have not expressed any interest. The move caused progressives to criticize the senator even further, with one group writing, “Let’s put this in terms you can understand, Ted: for the working class, student loan servicers are what 87,000 IRS agents are for your rich friends.”
Student debt forgiveness is not the solution, however. It is merely a band-aid in a much larger problem that the country is facing. If the federal government continues to indiscriminately give students loans, totaling tens of thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, for degrees that will not guarantee them a sustainable job, colleges and universities will continue to gouge their tuition rates. Merely “cancelling” student¬ is not going to make the problem go away, but will rear its head again in a short time.