Kamala Harris' bizarre response when asked who is 'footing the bill' for student loans | Daily Mail Online

  

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Kamala Harris' bizarre response when asked who is 'footing the bill' for student loans | Daily Mail Online
Vice President Kamala Harris stuck to the script when asked Monday who was 'footing the bill' for President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

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Vice President Kamala Harris stuck to the script when asked Monday who was 'footing the bill' for President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

Instead of answering the question, she pivoted to a talking point previously delivered by the president.

'Well, let's start with this: First of all, a lot of the same people who are criticizing what we rightly did in following through on a commitment that we made to forgive student loan debt are the same people who voted for a tax cut for the richest Americans,' Harris told reporters before boarding Air Force Two to return to Washington.

Vice President Kamala Harris pivoted to a White House talking point about student loans Monday when asked by a reporter in Florida who was 'footing the bill' for President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

A reporter on the tarmac pointed out to the vice president that the administration hasn't given a 'concrete answer' on who will pay for Biden's decision to forgive $10,000 and $20,000 in Americans' student loans.

'So when we look at who is benefiting from this, 90 percent of the people who are going to benefit from student loan forgiveness make under $75,000 a year, and that debt has been the reason that they're unable to start a family, buy a home, and pursue their piece of the American Dream,' Harris also pointed out.

The White House has played up a similar response given by Biden during Wednesday's student loan announcement - featuring it in a video and tweet.

The White House played up a response that President Joe Biden gave when asked Wednesday if his student loan plan was unfair to Americans who already paid off their loans. Harris gave a similar answer when asked about the student loan forgiveness plan Monday in Florida

Biden responded: 'Is it fair to people who in fact do not own multibillion-dollar businesses to see one of these guys getting all the tax credits? Is that fair? What do you think?' Biden said, referencing the 2017 Trump tax package that largely benefited corporations

After announcing the plan to cancel chunks of student debt, Biden was exiting the Roosevelt Room, when he was asked if the plan was unfair to Americans who had already paid off their loans.

'Is it fair to people who in fact do not own multibillion-dollar businesses to see one of these guys getting all the tax credits? Is that fair? What do you think?' Biden said, referencing the 2017 tax package signed by former President Donald Trump that cut taxes for corporations.

The White House also went after a group of House Republicans for complaining about the student loan plan while benefiting from having Paycheck Protection Program loans cancelled.

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice and Deputy Director of the National Economic Countil Bharat Ramamurti struggled last week with questions about how the plan would be paid for and what it would cost.

Returning to the briefing room Friday, Ramamurti estimated that the student loan program will cost about $240 billion, if 75 percent of borrowers take advantage.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    one month ago

While she did duck the question and deflected, I am encouraged by this from the Vice President.

Beats the living hell out of her usual word salads, but perhaps she just memorized the talking points?

 
 
 
GregTx
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1.1  GregTx  replied to  Texan1211 @1    one month ago

Pretty sure it was the focus group that suggested cackling is inappropriate at this time that saved the day....

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @1.1    one month ago
Pretty sure it was the focus group that suggested cackling is inappropriate at this time that saved the day....

Oh, hell, and I had such high hopes for her, too.

Way to ruin my day...........

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Texan1211 @1    one month ago

She must not be up to date on the latest talking point.  In a briefing today, 

White House Council of Economic Advisers member Jared Bernstein cited the HEROES Act, a post-September 11 law authored by then-Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., which empowered the Education Department to waive student loan requirements for military members, Americans living in a disaster area or through a national emergency.

The emergency, Bernstein said, is coronavirus.

"It's obviously not 9/11. It's the pandemic. So what the legislation allows us to do as long as the pandemic emergency is still upon the land, based on the type of financial hardship that we believe will be invoked, particularly by restarting payments that haven't been made for a couple of years under the debt pause," he said, adding once the artificial pausing of loan payments subsides at the end of the year, the risk of default among borrowers will increase.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Kamala Harris' bizarre response to (fill in the blank) .... could be a daily seed. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3  Jack_TX    one month ago
'Well, let's start with this: First of all, a lot of the same people who are criticizing what we rightly did in following through on a commitment that we made to forgive student loan debt are the same people who voted for a tax cut for the richest Americans,' Harris told reporters before boarding Air Force Two to return to Washington.

Only Democrats confuse the money they fail to seize with the money they distribute.

'So when we look at who is benefiting from this, 90 percent of the people who are going to benefit from student loan forgiveness make under $75,000 a year,

I've seen no statistics whatever to support this.  Given how freely she slings other erroneous numbers, it seems unlikely this is true.

The White House also went after a group of House Republicans for complaining about the student loan plan while benefiting from having Paycheck Protection Program loans cancelled.

If you think PPP loans and student loans are comparable, you don't understand either....which is disappointing but not wholly surprising given the source.

 
 
 
squiggy
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4  squiggy    one month ago

"...and that debt has been the reason that they're unable to..."

It wasn't when they took the loans. Two years' forbearance is what they get.

 
 

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