Friday, June 30, 2023

Read before you opine

My favorite column about the Supreme Court's halting the Biden college loan scheme comes from Vox.
It's a lengthy rant about how Congress really intended a program that could waive past college loans.
It follows the path of the legislation and the update done in 2007.
Was the column's thesis correct?
Let's ask the Speaker of the House in 2007 - Nancy Pelosi. Chief Justice John Roberts remembered what she said about the program.
"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,’" Roberts quoted Pelosi’s July 28, 2021, press conference. "‘He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.’"
If only the columnist had checked the opinion before sending the column to be published.

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