Republicans have criticized the Biden administration’s plan to cancel massive amounts of federal student-loan debt, but on Thursday the White House fired back at several GOP lawmakers by saying Republican numbers were from the forgiving of loans by the federal government Paycheck Protection Program would have benefited.
The PPP program should help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official White House Twitter account retweeted a clip in which Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called the cancellation of the student loan “completely unfair.”
“Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene was forgiven $183,504 in PPP loans,” the White House said tweeted.
The White House also targeted GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan of Florida, Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania.
In response to the White House, Mullin tweeted“Another ignorant attack from a career politician who has never created a single job. 74 days ahead of interim terms, Joe Biden targets business owners to protect their employees from government lockdowns. President Trump has always supported American workers and job creators.”
The White House also retweeted a post in which Florida’s Matt Gaetz appeared to ridicule the idea of the US spending more billions to help Ukraine – “Congressman Matt Gaetz was forgiven $482,321 in PPP loans ‘ according to the White House tweet explained.
“So it’s now the position of the White House that if the government forces you to shut down your business and gives you fair compensation to employ the staff, that’s the same as if you were to take out the college loans that you have voluntarily included, do not pay. geniuses.” tweeted conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, editor emeritus of the Daily Wire. “As long as the White House is targeting business owners who have been incarcerated and are using PPP to pay their employees, let’s find out how many top Democrats have student loans that they’ll use your money to pay off,” he said added in another post.
Jonah Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of Dispatch, tweeted“The @WhiteHouse is keen to compare PPP loan forgiveness to student debt forgiveness. It’s a horrible analogy because A) PPP loans were designed to be granted when the conditions are met & B) They were **designed by Congress** What Biden is doing is outlaw regulation* and* bad politics.”
Leon Wolf, Editor-in-Chief of TheBlaze, tweeted“Government loans to bail out businesses that have been forced by the government to temporarily close their doors are not the same as student loans. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/white-house-says-that-republicans-who-criticize-the-biden-admin-s-student-loan-cancellation-plan-benefitted-from-ppp-loan-forgiveness White House targets GOP critics saying they benefited from PPP forgiveness