By
G. McConway
|
September 30, 2022

Biden Hit with First Lawsuit to Block Student Loan Freebie

It finally happened.  

The first challenge against Joe Biden's student loan freebie has been issued. 

Frank Garrison, an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation (PGL), filed suit on Tuesday to block the order from taking effect.  

Game On 

Garrison filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against the Department of Education.  

PGL has also filed for a temporary restraining order to block Biden's order from going into effect.  

Garrison qualifies for the freebie, but he does not want it. 

One of the main reasons is that if he gets the freebie, he is then liable for taxes on it because Indiana will tax the handout as income.  

His attorneys stated that Garrison "will be stuck with a tax bill that makes him financially worse off than continuing with his repayment program under PSLF. 

"He did not ask for cancelation, doesn't want it, and has no way to opt out of it." 

Caleb Kruckenberg, an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, added, "Congress did not authorize the executive branch to unilaterally cancel student debt. 

"It's flagrantly illegal for the executive branch to create a $500 billion program by press release, and without statutory authority or even the basic notice and comment procedure for new regulations." 

The estimated cost of the "freebie" will be $400 billion to taxpayers.  

I am honestly not sure how much of a chance this case has, but I would expect a slew of lawsuits to start flowing from the GOP to block this order.  

There are a lot of constitutional issues that need to be addressed as it is highly likely that Biden has way overstepped his authority on this one.  

Source: Fox News 

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