The Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s pet project, the student loan forgiveness plan, on Friday, and they used the words that came out of the mouth of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to back their ruling. If you listen closely you can hear Pelosi squawking and clucking in protest as she drinks herself into oblivion.
According to a report from TheBlaze, “In a 6–3 ruling, the court said the petitioner in Biden v. Nebraska had standing under Article III to bring the lawsuit and then applied the so-called ‘major questions doctrine’ to determine that student loans cannot be canceled under the the 2003 HEROES Act, the law Biden claimed gave the Education secretary statutory authority to wipe away $430 billion in student loans.”
A lot of lazy loafers out there with useless college degrees in majors like women’s studies are going to be super angry about this program being shot down, seeing as how they cannot afford to pay for their education due to a lack of demand in the job market for radicalized progressives who want their money for nothing. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If you were going to go college, you should have picked a major that would have made you competitive in the job market.
The good news is, it’s never been a better time to learn a trade. Lots of trade jobs are available and for those willing to work, they pay better than most white collar jobs. Oh. That’s right. I almost forgot. People who partake in stupid, useless majors never planned on working in the first place.
“In short, the court ruled that Biden cannot cancel $430 billion in student loans using the HEROES Act because Congress never intended the law to be used that way,” TheBlaze said.
Roberts then went on to quote former Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she stated back in 2021 that President Biden cannot unilaterally cancel student loans.
“As then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi explained: ‘People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness. He does not. He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress,'” Roberts wrote in the ruling.
"That has to be an act of Congress," Pelosi says. pic.twitter.com/2V7ALDDG3y
— Michael Stratford (@mstratford) July 28, 2021
One of the important questions the case raises, Roberts stated, is “not whether something should be done; it is who has the authority to do it.”
“The dissent is correct that this is a case about one branch of government arrogating to itself power belonging to another. But it is the Executive seizing the power of the Legislature,” he remarked in the opinion. “Among Congress’s most important authorities is its control of the purse. … It would be odd to think that separation of powers concerns evaporate simply because the Government is providing monetary benefits rather than imposing obligations.”
This ruling doesn’t mean that canceling debt is unconstitutional. If Congress wants to cancel student loan debt through passing legislation to do so, as long as they go through the usual process they most certainly can. However, the decision does make it crystal clear that sort of action requires a lot of authorization from the branch of our government that has been given the power of the purse, which is the House of Representatives in the legislative branch.
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