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Kamala Harris’s Bizarre Response When Asked Who’s “Paying the Bill” for Student Loans

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Kamala Harris’s bizarre response to who ‘pays the bill’ for student loans: VP dodges the question and instead attacks Republicans for voting for a ‘tax cut for the richest Americans’

  • Vice President Kamala Harris stuck to the script when asked Monday who paid “the bill” for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan
  • Instead of answering the question, she turned to a topic of conversation previously spoken by the president
  • Harris said the people who complain about the student loan plan are “the same people who voted for a tax cut for the richest Americans”
  • The vice president had traveled to Florida on Monday to watch the launch of the Artemis I rocket at Kennedy Space Center – which had been delayed

Vice President Kamala Harris stuck to the script when asked Monday who paid “the bill” for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.

Instead of answering the question, she turned to a topic of conversation previously spoken by the president.

Well, let’s start with this: First of all, many of the same people who are criticizing what we rightly did in honoring a commitment we made to forgive student loan debt are the same people who have voted for a tax cut for the richest Americans,” Harris told reporters before boarding Air Force Two to return to Washington.

Vice President Kamala Harris attended a White House talk about student loans on Monday when asked by a reporter in Florida who “paid the bill” for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Monday to watch the launch of the Artemis 1 rocket, which was being scrubbed

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Monday to watch the launch of the Artemis 1 rocket, which was being scrubbed

Vice President Kamala Harris (right) and Second Mr. Doug Emhoff (second from right) pose for photos with astronaut Andre Douglas (left) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday

Vice President Kamala Harris (right) and Second Mr. Doug Emhoff (second from right) pose for photos with astronaut Andre Douglas (left) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday

The vice president had traveled to Florida on Monday to watch the launch of the Artemis I rocket, which had been delayed.

A reporter on the tarmac pointed out to the vice president that the administration has not given a “concrete answer” about who will pay for Biden’s decision to forgive $10,000 and $20,000 in student loans from Americans.

“So if we look at who will benefit from this, 90 percent of the people who will benefit from student loan waivers are making less than $75,000 a year, and that debt is the reason they can’t start a family, buy a house, and do their share.” chasing the American dream,” Harris also noted.

The White House played a similar response from Biden during Wednesday’s student loan announcement – with it in a video and tweet.

The White House played up an answer President Joe Biden gave when asked Wednesday whether his student loan plan was unfair to Americans who had already paid off their loans.  Harris gave a similar response when asked about Monday's student loan forgiveness plan in Florida

The White House played up an answer President Joe Biden gave when asked Wednesday whether his student loan plan was unfair to Americans who had already paid off their loans. Harris gave a similar response when asked about Monday’s student loan forgiveness plan in Florida

Biden replied,

Biden replied, “Is it fair to people who don’t actually own multi-billion dollar companies to see one of these guys get all the tax breaks? Is that fair? What do you think?’ Biden said, referring to Trump’s 2017 tax package that largely benefited businesses

After announcing the plan to forgive portions of student debt, Biden left the Roosevelt Room when asked if the plan was unfair to Americans who had already paid off their loans.

“Is it fair to people who don’t own a multi-billion dollar business to see one of these guys get all the tax breaks? Is that fair? What do you think?’ Biden referred to the 2017 tax package signed by former President Donald Trump, which cut corporate taxes.

The White House also went after a group of House Republicans for complaining about the student loan plan while taking advantage of Paycheck Protection Program loan cancellations.

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, director of the domestic policy council Susan Rice and deputy director of national economics count Bharat Ramamurti grappled last week with questions about how the plan would be paid for and what it would cost.

Ramamurti returned to the briefing room Friday and estimated that the student loan program will cost about $240 billion, if 75 percent of borrowers benefit from it.

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