Biden Just Walked Into a Student Debt Trap

Source: The Atlantic
by David Frum

“‘The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.’ This was the advice that Haley Barbour, the Republican National Committee chair, former governor, and onetime presidential candidate, liked to give to colleagues. It’s easy to say, but hard to do. Look at Governor Ron DeSantis in Florida. His main thing should be delivering a strong economy and keeping schools open. Instead, he’s let the activist base of his party push him to identify himself as the man trying to shut down Disney World. But it’s not only Republicans who get tugged in unhelpful directions by dogmatic activists. … if carried out, student-debt relief could bring large downside risk because it so obviously involves a transfer of wealth from average-income Americans to the most energized, but also more advantaged, parts of the Democratic coalition.” (05/04/22)