Thursday on NBC’s MTP Now, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) defended President Biden’s student loan program and said she’s “really tired of these armchair economists who love to take the shots and get attention, but aren’t really working hard to try to solve some of our nation’s problems.”
Dingell said, “I have a lot of feelings about this because I don’t think it solved a lot of the problems, but President Biden made a promise and he is trying to help those most in need reduce the stress that they have on them about how they’re going to pay this debt. And it’s really, quite frankly, keeping a lot of young people up at night. But I think we’ve got to do more real things, like, we look at other countries, we look at the state of Tennessee under a Republican governor that gives [two years of free tuition to community colleges]. We need to look at how we incentivize people to go into fields where there are real shortages, so that, perhaps, we pay for their tuition, and in turn, they give us their public service.”
Welker cut in to say, “Congresswoman, it sounds like you’re saying that the President hasn’t gotten to the root cause and root issue here.”
Dingell responded, “We’ve got to work at it more. I agree with that. And you know what I think of these armchair economists who like to get a lot of attention? It’s really easy to take the shots. Let’s get something concrete. I’m really tired of these armchair economists who love to take the shots and get attention, but aren’t really working hard to try to solve some of our nation’s problems. And I think President Biden has done a lot in the last few weeks to address many of the problems that are facing us in this country.”
No, Biden has done a lot in the last few weeks to exacerbate the problems facing us in this country. That’s all he has done since Day One, is create one catastrophic fire after another.