(ConservativeHub.com) – Young voters overwhelmingly supported President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Because they make up a large part of his voter base, he must keep them happy, but a report from Newsweek indicates his failure to pass student loan cancellation could jeopardize his popularity among the demographic.
President Biden promised to cancel $10,000 in student debt for each borrower, but he’s not anywhere near making it a reality. With experts from the Center for American Progress projecting voters aged 18-24 will outnumber baby boomers by 2024, this failure might lead to a significant loss of votes for Biden and his fellow Liberals.
In the tweet below, one voter discusses feeling betrayed by Biden and Democrats:
Meet an independent voter with $163,000 in student debt who left the Democratic Party after 4 decades because she felt 'betrayed' by Joe Biden: 'I really felt he was going to help us with the student-loan problem' https://t.co/dRJcxFp7HI
— Politics Insider (@PoliticsInsider) December 12, 2021
The president hasn’t paid much attention to student loan forgiveness. He’s been hesitant to implement debt cancelation through an executive order. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki indicated that the Biden administration is still trying to determine whether such a feat would be possible. She also said if Congress passes legislation, the president will support it.
His failure to extend the student loan repayment moratorium compounds Biden’s issues. With payment resuming in February 2022, Biden has yet to acknowledge calls from Democrats to extend it. In fact, Psaki has confirmed the president’s intention to stick with the February deadline.
There doesn’t appear to be any movement toward fulfilling the $10,000 relief promise or offering any assistance for Americans swimming in student loan debt. Ultimately, many voters believe the responsibility to make something happen lies with the president, and they likely won’t forget broken promises when they head to the polls in 2022.
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