Open Thread | President Biden Presents His Student Loan Forgiveness Program

President Biden stepped up to the podium and explained his new Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

It chokes me up..

the consistent and persistent dedication to 46 and His Administration..

to put into place Good Government that targets ‘ the least of these’.

EVEN IF, he hadn’t announced anything today, I was thrilled about the Student Loan Forgiveness so far.

The disabled.

The swindled, targeted and hustled by scamming for-profit colleges

Looking out for these folks would have been enough.

But, the Pell Grant ‘extra help’….going to those who had the very least when going to college. …

Yeah…that’s President Joe Biden. …and his Administration.

If you need to see the FACT SHEET that the White House put out about this plan:

The income threshold of $125,000 for Individual and $250,000 per couple. That’s very generous.

IF you are still whining after the presentation today of the President’s Program, then you are an OP. You are not a serious person in the least.




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17 Responses to Open Thread | President Biden Presents His Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  1. rikyrah says:

    uh huh
    uh huh

    🐝⚖️ Mary Peltola for AK-01 (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 7:20 AM on Fri, Aug 26, 2022:
    Bernie populism has a small percentage of white Zoomer & younger Millennial LGBTQ feeling their white-people confidence so strongly that they feel motivated to talk trash to Black people here on Twitter.

    I have to keep reminding them at the fascists will target them next.

    🐝⚖️ Mary Peltola for AK-01 (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 7:28 AM on Fri, Aug 26, 2022:
    The bigoted group “Moms for Liberty” has a very large Millennial contingent, and twentysomething LGBTQ will find to their horror how many of their young cishet white counterparts wanna go back to a bad old 20th century that none of them have ever seen, but can only dare imagine.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Leslie Streeter (@LeslieStreeter) tweeted at 8:09 AM on Fri, Aug 26, 2022:
    Black Americans paid taxes during segregation for pools they weren’t allowed to swim in, fountains they couldn’t drink from and buses they had to ride in the back of. So…miss me with this “Why am I paying for school I didn’t go to?” At least this is about uplift, not hate.

  3. eliihass says:

    It was only a matter of time before the astroturf ‘influencers’ and the ‘allies’ driving the ‘hive/squad’ digital ‘armies’ turned on each other.. tearing each other apart in the very same public space they’ve used to tear down and take out perceived competition to their ‘faves’ ..and perceived common ‘enemies’ ..

    Everyone trying to out-hustle and out-‘stan’ the other..

    It was always a glaringly sad racket ..set up to inorganically force-feed the masses ho-hum faves that can’t cut it on their own.. and clearly, still can’t seem to cut it even with the endless raucous fights and gaslighting on their behalf by the astroturf ‘influencers’ assembled and sent out to ‘hype’, ‘amplify’ and most of all, to shut down and strong-arm folks into submission..

    Most thinking people see right through all this crap..

    And the off-the-charts toxicity, dysfunction, messiness, pedestrian attempts at gaslighting, manipulation and exploitation by every last one of these folks and the ‘army/hive/squad’ they are part of, incredibly toxic and beyond cringe..

    And the long-term damage they’ve done in their short-term, and shortsighted attempts at ‘boosting’ and propping up their lame faves, cannot be overstated..

    ‘Saving grace’ has to be that the right-wingers have completely gone off the rails..

    • eliihass says:

      “…For most of these raucous so-called ‘influencers’, this is also really about their own hustle.. it’s all about riding in on their fave’s adjacency to the president, nabbing a future White House gig, or at a minimum, being on the cocktail list.. access.. it’s really all about their own hustle, self-aggrandizement..

      This has precious little to do with looking out for poor folks or black folks.. or, that much bandied about ‘representation’..

      That dubiously aggrandizing hustle is already playing out on the smaller gigs circuit..”

  4. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😡😡😡

    Tim Scott 🙄🙄🙄

    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) tweeted at 1:57 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    Didn’t say a mumbling word when Massah Trump gave away $2 trillion to his white billionaire donors under the #GOPTaxScam.

    Starts crying like a baby when Dark Brandon cancels up to $20K in student loans for people making less than $125,000 a year.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Great answer and on point

    Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) tweeted at 3:42 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    How did a criminal, immoral shitweasel like donald trump scam his way into being worshiped—even deified—by millions and millions of poor&middle class Americans?! Many of whom are our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members…who we thought had good got damn sense!

    Lauri Smalls (@LauriSmalls) tweeted at 6:34 AM on Thu, Aug 25, 2022:
    I am convinced they worship him because his actions represent everything they wish they could do. Lie cheat steal with impunity. You worship what you want to emulate

    • eliihass says:

      Lest we forget..

      “..Former President Bill Clinton called Donald Trump around the time the businessman was making a final decision about jumping into the 2016 Republican presidential race, The Washington Post reports.

      Trump spoke with Clinton from his office in New York, and the former president encouraged the celebrity real estate developer to play a larger role in the GOP, four Trump allies told the Post.

      While the call was one of “many” the pair have had over the years, the Post said, it reportedly came weeks after Hillary Clinton declared her own White House, becoming the Democratic frontrunner.

      “Mr. Trump reached out to President Clinton a few times. President Clinton returned his call in late May,” an employee for Bill Clinton told the Post.

      “While we don’t make it a practice to discuss the president’s private conversations, we can tell you that the presidential race was not discussed.”

      A spokeswoman for Trump’s campaign declined to comment for the Post report, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign did not immediately offer a statement for it.

      Some Republicans have voiced frustration with Trump entering the GOP race, noting his previous associations with the Clintons and donations to the Clinton Foundation, which have come under fire..”

    • eliihass says:

      From August 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm..

      One never knows what to believe when megalomaniacs collide – even on supposedly ‘friendly’ terms…

      It’s fair to say that the Trump/Clinton alliance has always been of the mercenary sort…There’s always been something to be gained materially for both sides…

      I don’t believe for one minute that Trump would ‘voluntarily’ act as a troll for, nor run interference on behalf of the Clintons…His ego is too ‘huge’ for that..

      Clinton probably thought he could tweak Trump’s well-documented ego, and egg him on to throw his hat in (and without letting on to Trump, hope that Trump served to disrupt the GOP and set the stage for Hillary)…While Trump was probably looking to boost his ‘political’ bona fides /’savvy’ with his Clinton ‘connection’…

      What I don’t think Bill foresaw, was a situation where Trump would not only become the front-runner – and having lost his t.v show and ruined business relationships, decide to actually go all out for the prize, and even begin to attack and discredit Hillary to stay ahead of the pack…

      Whatever the deal here, dubious alliances such as these always come back to bite the participants – and worse, implode all around them…

      It’s like entering into a deal with the devil; except in this case both are reflective of the devil..

      And if we think the Clintons are vindictive and messy, Trump is just as bad… And truth be told, has so much less to lose…Bill Clinton needs to retain a semblance of faux-decency to continue to garner attention and rake in speaking fees and other monies in his role as former president and ‘statesman’ – and for his foundation…Trump has no such encumbrances…

  6. rikyrah says:

    More good news👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Reecie @BlackWomenViews (@ReecieColbert) tweeted at 11:16 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    PS- I reviewed the transcript of the WH press call I participated in so I can confirm Parent PLUS loans held by the Ed Dept are included in the cancellation policy, another area disproportionately impacting Black households. This cancelation has a multi-generational impact.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Lindy Li (@lindyli) tweeted at 7:49 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    Forgiven PPP loans

    Marjorie Taylor Greene: $183,504

    Boebert: $233,305

    Catholic Church: $3.5 billion

    Joel Osteen: $4.4 million

    Tom Brady: $960,855

    GOP should slink away in shame for attacking Biden for forgiving $10,000 of student debt

    But they won’t cuz they have no shame

  8. rikyrah says:

    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 1:58 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    90 PERCENT of the benefits of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan go to those making under $75,000. These are the working class Americans that Republicans are mad are getting some relief.

  9. rikyrah says:

    No difference between the parties?


    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    ~90 percent of Biden’s student loan forgiveness is going to those making under $75K.

    By contrast, only 15 percent of Republicans’ tax handouts went to those making under $75K.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) tweeted at 2:00 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    Biden says the Education Department will in the coming weeks release a “short and simple” form for borrowers to apply for student loan relief of $10K (& $20K for Pell Grant recipients)

  11. rikyrah says:


    Building Back Together (@BuildingBack_US) tweeted at 8:21 AM on Thu, Aug 25, 2022:
    NEW AD: Before @POTUS took office, almost 3.9 million Black Americans were uninsured. Now the insured rate has reached historic highs.

    The Inflation Reduction Act protects this coverage, ensuring over half a million more Black Americans have the affordable health care they need.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Excellent thread 

    Anna Gifty is happy for her debt free friends! (@itsafronomics) tweeted at 8:02 AM on Thu, Aug 25, 2022:
    Yes, perspective matters, but the question is WHOSE perspective matters and why?

    It is interesting how minority and/or first gen economists and policymakers are all for #CancelStudentDebt while their White counterparts are not. Interesting and not surprising.

    Anna Gifty is happy for her debt free friends! (@itsafronomics) tweeted at 8:06 AM on Thu, Aug 25, 2022:
    If you have not been burdened by student debt or know someone who feels that pressure, saying “what about the markets?” is incredibly elite. I’m sorry.

    What about the markets? What about rent? groceries? buying a home? What about this livelihood? I want people to EMPATHIZE HERE!

  13. rikyrah says:

    Trevor Burns (@BurnsieMN) tweeted at 2:03 PM on Wed, Aug 24, 2022:
    The 10k is nice. But the repayment caps are huge game changers. 5% of income, 20 years of payments max.

    Way to go Joe.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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