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“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday criticized President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, arguing there are other ways to support student borrowers.
‘I just thought that it was excessive,’ Manchin said, adding that he disagrees with the announcement proposing to forgive $10,000 per student borrower for those making up to $125,000 annually. Pell Grant recipients will be eligible for up to $20,000 in debt cancellation.
But Manchin said he would have taken a different course of action. ‘When people were calling me from back in West Virginia, I would give them all the options they had that would reduce their loan by going to work in the federal government,’ Manchin said.
He continued: ‘You have to earn it.'”