Student Debt Cancellation Challenged

Dave Cieslewicz:

In what was an inevitable move, Pres. Joe Biden’s plan to unilaterally cancel up to $20,000 in student debt, costing taxpayers around a half-trillion dollars overall, is being challenged in federal court.

The conservative Pacific Legal Foundation is bringing a suit in the federal district court for southern Indiana, arguing that Biden’s use of the HEROES Act as justification for his move was a misuse of that law.

To get access to the court you need standing, so PLF found a plaintiff who says that he doesn’t want the relief on his student loan and will be forced to pay state income taxes in Indiana on the unwanted gift. That strikes me as tenuous and, in fact, the White House claims that anybody who doesn’t want the handout simply doesn’t have to take it.