The Supreme Court is the final bulwark against Joe Biden’s radical socialist agenda.
Democrats want to chip away at that resistance.
And now Clarence Thomas could not believe the insane thing he just got asked to do.
Last fall Joe Biden tried to juice Democrat turnout in the midterm elections by proposing an unconstitutional scheme to steal $400 billion from the Treasury and pay off student loan debt for college grads.
College-educated voters increasingly vote Democrat and Biden wanted a new incentive to mobilize them to vote Democrat.
Under Biden’s illegal scheme taxpayers are now on the hook for up to $40,000 in student loan debt for elites like Harvard-trained doctors and lawyers.
Republicans immediately sued as it was patently obvious that the president does not have the power to wave a magic wand and issue tax and spending policy by executive fiat.
The case finally made its way to the Supreme Court.
At oral arguments it became clear that the conservative majority on the Court — including Clarence Thomas — was highly skeptical of Biden’s student loan debt theft scheme.
Last year the Supreme Court struck down Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate on the grounds that Biden illegally usurped the power of Congress.
In this case the Court appears ready to expand the major questions doctrine where justices hold that the Founders intended Congress to solve big issues through the legislative process.
The corporate media is so invested in Joe Biden’s success that the Washington Post’s Editorial Board published a piece admitting Biden’s student loan debt theft scheme was illegal, but begged the Supreme Court to leave it in place anyway.
“The policy is expensive and ill-targeted, and made worse by the fact that Mr. Biden failed to get congressional approval for the $400 billion initiative,” the editorial read. “But while we have criticized the Biden plan as a regressive and expensive mistake, we also believe it would be an overreach for the justices to strike it down. There are limits that restrict when and how the court can exercise its authority — and this is one of the instances in which it should recognize those limits.”
The Post also confessed Biden’s stated legal rationale — the 2003 HEROES Act — was nonsensical and did not pass constitutional muster.
“When lawmakers passed [the Heroes Act] in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it is unlikely they were envisioning a future president issuing audacious, across-the-board student loan relief, as opposed to, say, pausing loan payments while soldiers are deployed in a foreign war or helping hurricane survivors rebuild,” the editorial continued.
Congress passed the HEROES Act in 2003 following the 9/11 terror attacks which allows the president or secretary of Education to waive student loan payments for anyone deployed in a military operation or otherwise performing service in a national emergency.
It’s laughable that the Biden administration would claim a COVID national emergency is going on after it announced it was ending the public health emergency declaration on May 11.
And the HEROES Act was clearly passed with members of the military — and not the general public — in mind.
Joe Biden’s student loan debt theft scam is considered by many to be the most lawless action ever taken by a president.
If this action stands then there is no limitation on presidential power as Biden can now declare climate change a national emergency and impose the Green New Deal.
The thought of Biden unchecked by a conservative majority in the Supreme Court or the House of Representatives thrills the left.
That’s why the Washington Post is begging Clarence Thomas and the other conservatives on the Supreme Court to let Biden’s unconstitutional student debt scheme stand.
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