Why President Biden Should Also Cancel Interest Payments on Student Loan Debt

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2022
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Forgiving at least some student loan debt is one of the few popular policy ideas that President Biden could implement on his own with the stroke of a pen. A recent national tracking poll from Morning Consult and Politico found that 64% of respondents supported the idea. Yet when the president announced on Thursday that he is "considering dealing with some [student] debt reduction," it was clear that he hasn't yet recognized the urgency of this issue. President Biden's announcement came with an immediate caveat: "I am not considering $50,000 debt reduction," he said in...

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