Loan Forgiveness Fallout
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 180 comments
The link for the above quote: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/24/biden-student-loan-forgiveness-mistake/
Joe Biden and his party are pulling out all the stops to get out their base in the upcoming midterm elections. The leftist media is their front man and has been trying to sell a very unconvincing narrative that clueless Joe has turned things around. Among the things that are now being hailed as "achievements" are the following: We had the secret deal between Schumer and Manchin to provide a miniature green new deal for their radical voters. The other motivator for the left was the obvious nonsense promoted as a prime time drama known as the Jan 6th Committee. The Committee will be back next month to provide us with shocking information that they are going to sit on until Americans start thinking about the midterms. Here on NT we can't even get one to admit that Pelosi broke all norms by not allowing the minority to seat two well respected Republicans on the committee. Most recent was the Merrick Garland fiasco over "national security documents." You know the ones the DOJ does not comment on but steadily leaks to their operatives in the media.
All of the above wasn't enough for Joe Biden's handlers. There was concern about the democratic party's most important constituency - white college grads. Those are the people who actually vote for woke policy. As far as I'm concerned the rest of the democrat voters simply vote on party affiliation. So Wednesday we got the Cherry on top. They say that democrats usually go over the top and shoot themselves in the foot. So it may be with Biden's Loan Forgiveness edict. I don't even know what to call it since it defies the American Republic's separation of powers. Biden (or Susan Rice, more than likely) is claiming that he alone has the right to write off debt for 43 Million Americans because of the emergency powers he gets to use because of "covid." That might be the most egregious part of it. Those who seem to believe the president should be empowered to write off existing loans by fiat, citing “national emergency” proclamations, are defending a dictatorship. The other issue was fairness.
We have heard all the arguments against doing it, most notable was the one coming from the left's own Washington Post Editorial Board:
"The board goes on to call the policy “expensive” and likely “inflationary,” arguing that the $300 billion price tag for student debt relief wipes away any long-term gains made by the Inflation Reduction Act in terms of combatting the deficit."
Mike Noble, who is involved in polling doesn't get it:
“It doesn’t make strategic sense. They were in a good position. All the momentum was going in their favor,” Noble said of Democrats. Noble said debt forgiveness tends to be most popular with younger voters, while a far older electorate votes most consistently in midterm elections.
“Why forgive debt on a group that never turns out to vote in the first place? The people who vote are the ones who paid their loans back or never had loans to begin with.”
"A federal magistrate Thursday ordered the release of a redacted version of the Justice Department's affidavit that supported the unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate . U.S. Magistrate Bruce Reinhart said the edited document would be made public by noon Friday."
In other words by noon Friday we should have a heavily redacted affidavit that tells us nothing. In the meantime Garland's office will continue to leak what it wants us to know. Garland says we should trust him. In the case of the DOJ and FBI, they are going to have to earn it and right now they look very corrupt to the American public. So far we got to see a warrant that might be considered a violation of the 4th Amendment. A truly general warrant that allowed the taking of any box containing any document with any classification of any kind as well as all boxes stored with that box. After 2 weeks there is no explanation of why such a warrant was issued.
Green Energy Madness: "California plans to require all new cars, trucks and SUVs to run on electricity or hydrogen by 2035 under a policy approved Thursday by regulators that seeks a dramatic cut in carbon emissions and an eventual end to gasoline-powered vehicles. The decision by the California Air Resources Board came two years after Gov. Gavin Newsom first directed regulators to consider such a policy. If the goal is reached, California would cut emissions from cars in half by 2040."
What are they going to do about California's unreliable power grid?
"California has the least reliable electrical power system in the US. It isn’t even close. According to data by Eaton Corporation, the state leads the US in power outages every year, with more than double the outages of any other state over the last decade."
What about the average price of an electric car? Many can't afford them.
And this is supposed to solve the climate problem, as China and India build coal plants.
Universities becoming more radical: "Universities are increasingly relying on “diversity statements” for faculty hiring and promotion, according to a new report from the Oregon Association of Scholars. These statements have strong ties to liberal ideology, such as the assumption of group victimization and claims for group-based entitlements, effectively making them “partisan litmus tests” to “weed out non-left wing scholars,” the association states in its report . The association notes that many schools now link to articles explaining how to craft a diversity statement, which include affirmations that a professor will “keep the white students from dominating all classroom discussions,” or “reflect a commitment to queer visibility,” or teach students “not to thoughtlessly reproduce the standard white and Western model of legitimate knowledge.”
As George Orwell might point out: Their "diversity" = non-diversity of thought.
Hopefully, one day soon we will have a President who will cut off all federal funding to any university that even has one leftist teaching or on the faculty.
Judicial activism is still with us: "An appeals court this week ruled that "gender dysphoria" is covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, a decision which could significantly expand protections for transgender-identifying individuals throughout the United States. Gender dysphoria is a medical condition in which individuals feel an incongruence between their sex and their self-perceived "gender identity." The classification of the syndrome has gone through several revisions within the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A panel at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., earlier this month became the country's first federal appellate court to rule that the condition is covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act, a 1990 law that dictates protections and privileges for disabled Americans around the country.
Maybe it's another right of "privacy?"
What have we learned?
First we learned that after 18 months of radical policies that caused inflation, high gas prices, crime and open borders, Biden's handlers added insult to injury with Wednesday's illegal transfer of student loan debt from existing borrowers to the rest of the American public. Even willfully ignorant democrats have begun to realize that such an obvious transfer of wealth from the muscular class to the pampered elite will cost democrats in the fall more than it gains. The NAACP said it didn't go far enough. The narrative that has been created can be found on Twitter. It uses what I have to believe are Twitter bots to come out and say "I struggled to pay off my student loan and I'm so glad these people don't have to go through what I went through." Believe it or not they are going with that!
Second we heard Mark Zuckerberg admit that the FBI told him that the Hunter Laptop story was disinformation. Joe Rogan provided the interview.
Stunning isn't it? Who needs Russian disinformation when we have the FBI disseminating the American left's propaganda 24/7. How does the American people view the current FBI? The events of the last decade tell us that the FBI has become an instrument of the left which cannot be trusted. Most memorable where the FBI's investigation of Trump and his campaign. According to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, not one of the four FISA warrants obtained by the FBI was legally justified. Later a Federal Judge would declare two of them to be blatantly illegal. Despite the overt abuse of the nation’s surveillance apparatus to spy on all things & people related to Donald Trump, only one FBI official has faced criminal conviction for his role in the probe.
It has recently been alleged by FBI whistleblowers that Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, conspired to amplify defamatory information against former President Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden. Zuckerberg's admission adds further evidence to the claim. As for the most damning piece of evidence against Hunter Biden - the laptop, the FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran told us back in March that the FBI somehow lost it.
There is another FBI incident in the recent news. That would be the so-called " Gretchen Whitmer Plot." We were told by our untrustworthy media that a group of far-right extremists conspired to kidnap the leftist loon governor of Wisconsin. In July of last year Buzzfeed revealed that the group was infiltrated by no less than 12 FBI undercover agents. Tucker Carlson made it a regular feature of his show. It turns out that this extremist group was a bunch of trash talking, weed smoking, wannabes who never would have attempted such a thing on their own. The FBI all but funded & trained the group, hatched the plot and as members of the group got cold feet, the FBI's chief informant became leader of the group and advanced the plot to the point of possible action. After a trial in which the Judge clearly did all he could for the prosecution, we had 14 defendants charged. Two were found not guilty and another two took plea deals. And we are left to sadly conclude that none of them, left to their own devices, would have attempted such a heinous crime. On the other hand, it did make a few FBI officials eligible for promotion and gave a strange type of credibility (for willing believers) to the FBI narrative that the greatest threat to America comes from the right.
And of course we shall never forget who spied on journalist James Rosen for Barack Obama.
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