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On Saturday, President Joe Biden took to Twitter to post an image that had the appearance of a text message or possible social media Direct Message thanking him for his student loan forgiveness which read, “Thank you Mr. President. At 51 years old, my husband and I can finally start saving for our first home.”
Reactions were quick to scrutinize the target rich nature of the message, both in its content and credibility. Songwriter Five Times August wrote, “This person is as old as you’ve been in government. Which goes to show how little you’ve done for half a century that a single text message is all you have to show for yourself. You are worthless.”
On August 24, President Joe Biden announced that he was canceling up to $10,000 in student loan debt, and up to $20,000 for borrowers who received Pell Grants, a move that will cost taxpayers somewhere between $300 billion and $980 billion over the next 10 years.
Accompanying the picture, Biden wrote, “Take a look at this message I received – because of student loan forgiveness, Americans will be able to crawl out from under unsustainable debt and finally start thinking about saving for their first home.”
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