Biden Slapped With Massive Lawsuit

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Last Tuesday, seven additional states announced that they would be filing a lawsuit against the Department of Education In relation to President Biden’s SAVE income-driven repayment student loan plan. 

Missouri is spearheading the lawsuit where they argue that the plan was unconstitutional and it would lead to taxpayers needing to pay $475 billion.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) has argued that Biden was attempting to get Missourians to pay half a trillion dollars in college debt. As he points out it is clear in the Constitution that the President cannot unilaterally “cancel” student loan debt for millions of Americans. As he pointed out, such a cancellation would require Congress to provide express permission. 

Bailey pointed out that the U.S. president does not just get to use the Constitution as is suited to his political agenda. He added that this was why they were filing suit to block Biden’s attempt to gain the support of some citizens, by forcing the student loan debt burden on the shoulders of other Americans. 

The seven states included in the lawsuit include Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Ohio. The states have argued that the SAVE plan is the equivalent to Biden’s previous student loan debt forgiveness program which had been struck down by the Supreme Court. 

In the lawsuit, they point out that the Supreme Court had previously struck down Biden’s attempt to have $430 billion of student loans paid by everyday Americans. They added that by striking down the previous plan the Court had clearly shown that the President did not have the right to unilaterally make such decisions. 

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