More problems for President Biden’s student loan handout as a federal judge in Texas struck it down again in a Nov. 10 evening ruling.
Biden’s plan aims to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients in college and up to $10,000 for others who borrowed using federal student loans.
Good Public Policy?
“Whether the Program constitutes good public policy is not the role of this Court to determine. Still, no one can plausibly deny that it is either one of the largest delegations of legislative power to the executive branch or one of the most extensive exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the
United States,” United States District Judge Mark Pittman wrote, according to a news article on Fox.
“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone. Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government … The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country. But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved. And having interpreted the HEROES Act, the Court holds that it does not provide ‘clear congressional authorization for the Program proposed by the Secretary,”
Reaction After Ruling
Elaine Parker, president of the Job Creators Network Foundation, brought the lawsuit, commented after the ruling: “The court has correctly ruled in favor of our motion and deemed the Biden student loan program illegal. The judge criticized the Biden Administration program, calling it ‘one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States.’ This ruling protects the rule of law which requires all Americans to have their voices heard by their federal government,” Parker said in the Fox article.
“This attempted illegal student loan bailout would have done nothing to address the root cause of unaffordable tuition: greedy and bloated colleges that raise tuition far more than inflation year after year while sitting on $700 billion in endowments. We hope the court’s decision today will lay the groundwork for real solutions to the student loan crisis.”
Source: Fox News