Former Vice President Joe Biden this week endorsed a long-wanted item on the progressive wishlist by pledging to sign any bill that cancels student debt.

On Monday, Biden gave his support for a key provision of the House Democrats’ $ 2.2 trillion HEROES bill. update in October to include a student loan forgiveness of up to $ 10,000 in non-federal private student loans for “economically hard pressed.”

“An immediate $ 10,000 student loan forgiveness, helping struggling people out there,” Biden said, is expected to come from Congress. “It should be done immediately.”

True to form, however, progressives want more.

In September, Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts presented a proposal for individuals to write off student loan debt up to $ 50,000. Senators say next president does not need congressional approval to take such step, and pointed to Harvard legal decision notice that the decision to cancel student debt rests with the president and the secretary of education since the ministry of education provides the loans.

Whether a President Biden would exercise his questionable unilateral authority to bypass Congress over student loans remains to be seen, but that’s far from the realm of possibility.

Progressives are already calling the issue of student debt a just cause under the banner of “social justice,” because all they stand for today is about social justice.

Last year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the New York Democratic Congress and leader of the Socialist “squad,” Free the sympathetic story of a young woman who was admitted to the elite institution of her dreams but was unable to attend due to the $ 250,000 prize. The problem for Ocasio-Cortez, however, was not that the school was too expensive, but that a significant discount in the form of a scholarship was not offered.

“She entered the college of her dreams, but her dream college didn’t offer her any scholarships, just loans,” Ocasio-Cortez told Capitol Hill. promote a bill for taxpayers to repay $ 1.6 billion in delinquent student loans to U.S. college graduates.

In other words, a luxury education has been offered at a luxury price, and it’s oppressive, because in the minds of the progressive hive, all they can’t afford is a “right”To be owned at the taxpayer’s expense.

An argument can and should be made that the cost of higher education today is far too high. For decades, the federal government has inflated college costs by providing endless loans to students pursuing “gender studies” degrees who cannot pay them back and now ask for “forgiveness”. College campuses will only be given a further incentive to raise tuition fees to build Olympic-sized swimming pools and sophisticated amphitheatres while hiring six-figure diversity staff, knowing that the bill would ultimately be imposed on the taxpayer with a “forgiveness loan “. American colleges have already embarked on creating luxury campuses to attract students who pay with loans anyway.

Taking the leftist attitude on student loans to all other areas of personal debt, however, would be an absolute fantasy.

Housing

Housing has become one of the last things Democrats have declared a “human right.”

“We have to make sure that housing is legislated as a human right,” Ocaasio-Cortez said last year.

The deposed presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, went further, adding that individuals also have the “right” to live near their workplace.

“Living near work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich”, O’Rourke mentionned on the trail of the presidential campaign. “It’s a right for everyone.

The 2008 financial crisis has already shown what can happen when the federal government forces people into housing they cannot afford by making unaffordable loans to people with no credit history who ultimately default. on their mortgage. If today’s Socialist Democratic Party was the same party 10 years ago, there is no doubt that many prominent liberals would have simply said ‘cancel it’.

Luxury cars

A 15 year old girl went viral after appearing on the Dr. Phil show in 2018 arguing to her mother and the TV psychologist that she needed an extravagant Land Rover for her 16th birthday. The price to pay ? $ 231,000, but the car was a “need”.

“I need my G-Wagon. There is no question. I need it, ”the girl asked. “My mom buys a Bentley for herself, why can’t I have a G-Wagon?” The girl’s mother discussed earlier on the show how she might need to take the bus to work in order to fund her daughter’s high-priced dream car.

If buying the car was equivalent to buying a degree, she could presumably take out a loan for the car from the federal government that she cannot afford and demand that it be canceled later. After all, it is a matter of social justice.

New Boats

For years my father dreamed of buying a new fishing boat. The one he has is old, worn out, and can’t run an engine fast enough to seriously fish the great lakes north of the Canadian border.

The boat he wants arrives at about $ 70,000 Lund form.

“The Lunds are the Cadillacs of fishing boats,” he says. Unfortunately, the seller never offered a big enough discount, just loans. Taxpayers should buy it for us anyway.

Summer holidays

Everyone has a bucket list. My dad wants an airplane fishing trip to the arctic circle, mom wants to go to Germany. I want to flee the American lockdowns in Mexico for the New Year, but it would be much easier to take a loan from the Vacation Department and get it forgiven by the Democratic stimulus later.