Political pulse: College loan debt forgiveness
- We reached out to the House campaigns for Zach Nunn and Cindy Axne to get their takes if it goes too far or not far enough.
Agree or disagree with canceling debt? ❌ Disagree.
Zoom in: The loan cancellation is unfair to Americans who have already paid off their debts, as well as taxpayers who chose not to attend college, Nunn said.
- He is also concerned it will devalue existing incentives to draw people into underfilled jobs, like teaching, nursing or the military.
Instead, Nunn said colleges need to address their rising tuition costs.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Axne's campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Biden's order.
Between the lines: In 2019, she supported legislation that would allow people to roll over their student debt into low-interest mortgage payments.
- We couldn't find any statements from Axne saying she supported flat-out debt forgiveness.
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