Harvard professor hit online for tweet thanking Biden for student loan
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On Wednesday, Harvard professor and Twitter leftist Laurence Tribe angered President Joe Biden’s student loan critics by posting a tweet expressing deep appreciation for the president’s proposal.
As Fox News Digital reported, Biden is preparing to “forgive $10,000 in federal student loan debt for certain borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. “.
Biden will also “extend the pause on federal student loan payments through the end of the year.” The cost of the subsidy to taxpayers, according to a Penn Wharton budget model, will be about $300 billion.
Biden is expected to comment on the proposal on Wednesday afternoon.
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While many of Biden’s critics lambasted the plan, the famed Harvard professor hailed the controversial move. On Twitter, he thanked the president for the document on behalf of his students.
Along with sharing an article from Axios about the proposal, Tribe wrote, “Good news for thousands of my former students. I am grateful to them, Mr. President.”
Twitter users criticized Tribe’s remark.
Conservative journalist Jordan Schachtel expressed disbelief that Harvard’s elite students desperately needed this break at the expense of millions of American taxpayers. He asked, “Your Harvard students needed a bailout?”
Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer sarcastically tweeted, “Finally a break for Harvard-educated lawyers.”
“Won’t anyone think of the kids at Harvard Law School?”
Defense of Freedom Institute spokeswoman Angela Morabito balked at the idea that Harvard students are living a hard life. “You teach at a college with a $42 billion endowment,” she wrote.
Brad Smith of the Institute for Free Speech made the same point, writing, “Yes, because if there’s one group that needs federal financial help, it’s law graduates. Harvard. (Speaking as a former student of Professor Tribe who actually paid off all the student loans).”
“Good news for Harvard grads, it’s about time,” tweeted Joe Gabriel Simonson of the Free Beacon.
Ricochet editor Jon Gabriel joked, “Finally. It’s time for Harvard law students to take a break from life.”
Wall Street Journal film critic Kyle Smith blasted Tribe’s post, tweeting, “Harvard students love it when their political party takes your money and gives it to them.”
“When the Harvard law professor lost touch with the average American and didn’t care if anyone knew about it,” author Michael Caputo wrote.
Real Clear Investigations lead writer Mark Hemingway asked why Harvard didn’t just absolve loans if students were crushed. “Tribe teaches at Harvard, which has a $53 billion endowment. Why doesn’t Harvard cancel their loans? Why have blue-collar taxpayers subsidize Harvard lawyers’ debt?” he tweeted.
And conservative actor Nick Searcy summed up critics’ feelings about the document in his slam of Tribe’s tweet. He wrote: “These elitist snobs like @tribelaw are happy that working class families are paying for the Ivy League indoctrination programs of the wealthy.”
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