Michael Ramirez: The Emperor has No Constitutional Authority 07-02-23
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The Supreme Court strikes down President Biden's unconstitutional student Loan giveaway. —Michael
THE EMPEROR HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY
On Friday, the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan on constitutional grounds. Federal student loan payments are set to resume in September after a three year pause because of COVID-19.
Biden’s power grab ran right into the U.S. Constitution.
It reminded me of a cartoon I had done on Obamacare a long time ago. How can you utilize the Commerce Clause on something that is not sold between states, and what verbal gymnastics do you have to use to define a mandate as a tax to make a federal overreach constitutional? That is a debate for another day but here is that cartoon:
The Biden administration seems to think federal money is unlimited and executive power is absolute. But those who had responsibly repaid their student loans would have had to repay the loans of others under President Biden’s student loan giveaways, at a cost to American taxpayers of $400 billion dollars over the next decade. It is part of the larger progressive idea of redistributive socialism disguised as a presidential authority to waive or modify loans under the 2003 Heroes Act passed after 9/11. It is also an election bribe to younger voters- $10,000, or $20,000 in Pell Grant relief in every pot for students who vote for Biden.
Education is important and essential for a prosperous modern society. We all want smarter citizens, but so is teaching responsibility. A self-governing Republic gives you freedom and allows you to choose your own destiny. But with individual liberty comes individual responsibility. You can’t have one without the other.
It's bad enough that this President doesn’t seem to understand this concept. It’s worse that he doesn’t seem to be able to do basic math…
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