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Right-wingers huff and puff after the White House student loan

brandon dark got his hands on the White House Twitter account on Thursday.

The account, known for nondescript posts promoting Democrats’ gains and sharing information about administration initiatives, sparked a series of aggressive cheep to crush Republican opponents of the new student loan forgiveness program.

In each, the account quoted the Republican complaint on Twitter and explained how large a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan they had forgiven, often to the tune of $1 million or more. The student loan program will forgive up to $10,000 in loans for those making less than $125,000 a year and $20,000 for those who went to college on Pell Grants.

While Democrats cheered the White House’s new determination, Republicans expressed extreme discontent.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), who said the White House had forgiven $1.4 million in PPP loans, was the first of the calls in the thread to respond.

“Another ignorant attack from a career politician who has never created a single job,” he tweeted. “74 days before the midterms, Joe Biden takes aim at business owners for protecting their employees from government shutdowns.”

“President Trump has always supported American workers and job creators,” he added sadly.

Other Republican lawmakers who had not been singled out by the White House were reluctant to miss out on the action.

“President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan could not be more different, despite his lame attempts to draw similarities between the two,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote in a statement. opinion piece on the Fox Business website, explaining his past support for PPP.

“This is a pamphlet that primarily benefits the highly educated and already well-off, laptop liberals and misfit Marxist activists who have never run a business, paid payroll, or cared about more than what pronouns to use,” he added.

Rep. Bryon Donalds (R-FL), a freshman who identifies as “freedom-loving” and “pro-Trump,” called the tweets “garbage.”

“This is garbage coming from an idiotic White House,” he tweeted. “PPP funds were designed to be forgiven, because the government shut down the economy. Student loans were designed to be repaid…I should know I paid mine off earlier this year. Where’s my check, Joe?

Some other big names in the MAGA universe were eager to frame the tweets as an attack on business owners.

Right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro, in particular, was unsettled to learn of loan forgiveness to Democratic leaders, most of whom are in their 70s and 80s and would have earned their degrees when tuition was affordable. in the low four figures.

“While the White House focuses on locked-out business owners who used PPPs to pay their employees, let’s find out how many top Democrats have student loans they’re about to pay off with their money,” he tweeted.

Former NRSC adviser Matt Whitlock chimed in: “This is incredibly stupid: does anyone in this White House really know what PPP loans were?”

And finally, as a bonus, even members of the never-Trump contingent are criticizing the White House’s gross lack of courtesy.

“Old ol’ here: If the Democrats want to defend the student loan forgiveness program by attacking critics whose companies took PPP loans (I doubt this will really work politically, but whatever), they’re free to do so,” said Bill Kristol. “But it shouldn’t be done from the White House account.”

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