‘Then Why Not Address That?’: Fox News’ Sandra Smith Presses Democrat On Student Debt Forgiveness

Fox News anchor Sandra Smith pressed Democratic California Rep. John Garamendi on Wednesday about the White House’s plan to cancel student debt.

President Joe Biden announced a program to forgive $10,000 in student debt payments for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 for those who received need-based Pell Grants. Garamendi called the plan “the right thing to do” for students struggling to pay off their loans, particularly those working in public service.

Smith pushed back when the representative described proposed legislation that would refinance student debt to lower the interest rates of the loans.

“Then why not address that, then?” Smith asked. “Why not address that, and why go the route of government spending in an era of sky-high inflation that will ultimately fall in the lap of lower income Americans, many of which didn’t rack up this debt and they’re gonna be on the hook for it?”

Garamendi said the debt cancelation will not increase inflation because most of the people receiving forgiveness are financially “on the edge.”

“It’s not an inflation issue, although everybody wants to holler about inflation,” he continued. “This is really an opportunity for these people that will receive these benefits to be able

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