After a Texas Federal Judge blocked President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, describing it as “unconstitutional,” conservatives took to social media to express their skepticism, saying Biden only announced the move to garner votes from those under 30.
On Thursday (November 10), U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman ruled Biden’s student loan forgiveness program was unconstitutional, noting that such action required approval from Congress.
In Thursday’s ruling, Pittman described Biden’s student loan forgiveness as the “largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States.”
The President’s plan, welcomed by many graduates as shunned by conservatives, would cost taxpayers $400 billion, according to data from the Congressional Budget Office.
Hours after news about Pittman’s ruling broke, Twitter was ablaze with comments about the ruling — with thousands of users expressing opposing opinions about the ruling.
Conservatives expressed joy taxpayers wouldn’t have to fork over nearly half a trillion to pay for Biden’s plan while conveying their belief Biden only followed through on the plan to “buy votes.”
Skepticism of Biden’s plan was evident in Sean Davis’, co-founder of The Federalist, tweet, writing that the ruling blocking student loan forgiveness “Doesn’t matter to Biden,” adding, “Its only purpose was to buy votes for last Tuesday.”
Ned Ryun, a Senior Fellow at American Greatness, called the ruling “Fascinating.”
Ryun explained Biden got what he wanted by motivating, “under 30s to come out and vote,” saying they “got played for fools.”
Liberals were disappointed but expressed hope the Biden administration would appeal.
Kyle Kulinski, a liberal commentator, tweeted, “92% of student loan debt is owned by the federal” but questioned why the “federal government doesn’t have the right to reduce it?”
Kulinski added, “Conservative judges are judicial activists who make sh– up to f— over poor people. Thankfully this will be appealed.”