GOP House Judiciary Committee Has Facebook Post Blocked for 11 Words About Biden's Loan Forgiveness


Facebook reportedly blocked a post by Republicans on House Judiciary Committee about student loan cancelation saying it violated community standards.

The GOP House Judiciary Committee tweeted an image of what the lawmakers said was the offending Facebook post, which contained these 11 words: “If you take out a loan, you pay it back. Period.”

A second image showed a message from Facebook saying, “Your post goes against our community standards.”

The House Judiciary GOP tweeted in response, “WOW: @facebook says our post about paying back loans violates their ‘community standards.’ Big Tech’s at it again.”

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President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he was unilaterally canceling up to $10,000 student loan debt for individuals earning $125,000 or less and families making $250,000 or less.

For those who received Pell Grants, they will be eligible for up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness, with the same income thresholds.

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Biden said in remarks Wednesday at the White House about the debt cancellation that it coupled with ending the student loan repayment moratorium at the end of December is an “economically responsible course.”

“As a consequence, about $50 billion a year will start coming back into…the Treasury because of the resumption of debt,” he said.

Biden added that new revenue expected to come in through higher taxes from the Inflation Reduction Act — which he said would be $300 billion over 10 years — will help pay for the program, as well.

The National Taxpayers Union estimates Biden’s debt cancellation plan will cost approximately $329 billion in the next decade, which would work out to about $2,085 per taxpayer.

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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget determined that canceling the debt will eliminate the deficit reduction component of the Inflation Reduction Act.

That new revenue from higher taxes was supposed to be the main part of the legislation that made it disinflationary.

The Penn Wharton Business Model calculated the Inflation Reduction Act would lower the deficit by $248 billion over 10 years, unless the enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies are extended over the entire decade, in which case deficit reduction would be just $89 billion.

Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warned in a series of tweets on Monday that canceling student debt would be inflationary.

“Student loan debt relief is spending that raises demand and increases inflation. It consumes resources that could be better used helping those who did not, for whatever reason, have the chance to attend college. It will also tend to be inflationary by raising tuitions,” Summers said.

Former Obama administration economist Jason Furman also believes the debt cancellation will be inflationary.

“Pouring roughly half trillion dollars of gasoline on the inflationary fire that is already burning is reckless,” Furman tweeted Wednesday.

“Doing it while going well beyond one campaign promise ($10K of student loan relief) and breaking another (all proposals paid for) is even worse.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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