If you want to learn more about the tactics being employed in the DC Swamp under President Biden, look no further than his promise to “forgive” up to $20,000 in student loan debt for borrowers nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down this unconstitutional attempt to spend $400 billion dollars without Congressional approval, but actually writing off the loans was never Biden’s plan. It was all about Swamp tactics from the very beginning.
A classic Swamp tactic is to tweak the language being used to favor a preferred narrative. “Debt forgiveness” is not an accurate name for what Biden was proposing. He did not suggest that the debt should magically disappear. Instead, he wanted to transfer ownership of those debts from former college students to the entirety of the American people. So if you already paid off your college bills, you would inherit the debt of everyone who didn’t. If you didn’t go to college at all, you would still end up paying off the student loans of the doctors, lawyers, and other high-paid professionals who took out loans and didn’t pay them back. Cushioning the blow with misleading labels like “debt forgiveness” is an obvious Swamp tactic.
Another Swamp tactic can be seen in the timing of Biden’s announcement. He unveiled his debt transfer plan on August 24 of last year, just before the midterm elections. The timing of this announcement is about as coincidental as a candidate for high school student body president bringing in donuts for every student on election day. Biden wanted to buy the taxpayers’ with their own money.
Perhaps Biden even knew that the Supreme Court would strike down his unconstitutional promise. In all likelihood, getting some buzz before the midterms was all he ever really planned to do. Either way, his reliance on these Swamp tactics with his student debt promise should demonstrate to every American why we cannot trust politicians who have dedicated most of their lives to currying favor within the DC machine.