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Star Parker

Founder & President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education

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Biden using taxpayer dollars to buy voters is indefensible

Apr 19

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In July 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned President Biden’s attempt to cancel more than $400 billion in student debt. Biden has since been exploring ways to bypass the ruling. Recently, he announced that over 270,000 individuals enrolled in his income-driven repayment plan (SAVE) will have $7.4 billion in debt canceled. This action brings the total debt relief approved by the Biden-Harris administration to $153 billion for 4.3 million Americans.

Straight Arrow News contributor Star Parker contends that President Biden’s actions amount to an attempt to buy votes for the upcoming November election. This approach, Parker asserts, is cultivating a culture of irresponsibility and undermining public trust in the government.

The driving force behind these actions is politics. Biden is using taxpayer dollars in a blatant attempt to buy the votes of college students and he is opening our border to millions of unvetted migrants in order to import millions of new voters. Biden has directed every federal agency to implement a voter registration campaign among people who receive their benefits. At the same time, Biden is granting legal status to millions of migrants and signing them up for government health and social welfare benefits.

Republicans in Congress are now seeking legislation to ensure that new voters verify that they are U.S. citizens, just as Americans must do in complying with the Real ID program. They’re also calling on states to ensure that non-citizens receiving these benefits have not been wrongly added to voter registration lists.

It is irresponsible to put taxpayer dollars, our nation’s border, and our election system at risk. The American people deserve better and they will soon have an opportunity to make their voices heard.

As President Biden continues to defy a U.S. Supreme Court decision on student loans, fails to secure our southern border, and undermines verification standards for voter registration, he is fostering a culture of irresponsibility, jeopardizing our national security and undermining trust in our government institutions.

Last June, the Supreme Court ruled that Biden overstepped his authority when he proposed to cancel $400 billion in student loans. Despite the Court’s decision, Biden has employed a variety of gimmicks to forgive tens of billions of dollars as we move closer to the presidential election.

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, says, “The Biden administration is trampling the rule of law, hurting borrowers, and abusing taxpayers to chase headlines.” Foxx says the administration’s “celebration of counting no payments as payments” is an “example of the ongoing delusion at the White House.”

Meanwhile, the incursion at our southern border continues as Biden wrings his hands and blames others for the chaos his policy has caused. In 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 27,000 pounds of illicit fentanyl at our borders – enough to kill millions of Americans. Tragically, enough fentanyl has still entered our country in the last four years to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans – a disproportionate number in our urban communities, especially among young people.

The driving force behind these actions is politics. Biden is using taxpayer dollars in a blatant attempt to buy the votes of college students and he is opening our border to millions of unvetted migrants in order to import millions of new voters.

Biden has directed every federal agency to implement a voter registration campaign among people who receive their benefits. At the same time, Biden is granting legal status to millions of migrants and signing them up for government health and social welfare benefits.

Republicans in Congress are now seeking legislation to ensure that new voters verify that they are U.S. citizens, just as Americans must do in complying with the

Real ID program. They’re also calling on states to ensure that non-citizens receiving these benefits have not been wrongly added to voter registration lists.

It is irresponsible to put taxpayer dollars, our nation’s border, and our election system at risk. The American people deserve better and they will soon have an opportunity to make their voices heard.

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