Sunday, May 01, 2022

Gov. DeSantis says it’s ‘wrong’ for the feds to forgive student loan debt. (Florida Politics)

Is Florida Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS once again showing his yapping, whiny, adenoidal, vicious, vacuous side?  (It's the only side we've seen as Governor).

Rebarbative RON DeSANTIS wants to be President.

RON DeSANTIS one of the most mentally unstable, unproductive, unkind, angry and  unhappy politician this side of Mar-a-Lago.  

DeSANTIS is always grousing about some imagined grievance.

In contrast, Democrats are upbeat and always have been, believing in the "better angels of our nature, " and believing government can help solve problems in the public interest.

DeSANTIS's anti-intellectualism is a defining feature of this double Ivy League imp.

For DeSANTIS's information, debt forgiveness is in the Bible, and it is a legitimate subject for public policy in a landscape where Dull Republican politicians subsidize billionaire developers like DONALD JOHN TRUMP and the pack of landraping scalawags that are laying waste to what we know and love here in St. Johns County (a/k/a "God's Country").

We deserve better.  Real Democrats like FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ and Obama and Clinton inspired us with their positive vision.  FDR, like Al Smith, was a happy warrior, who famously said, "I'm an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.". (My mother saw and heard FDR say it at Franklin Field in Philadelphia in 1944). 

Republicans like Eisenhower famously supported New Deal reforms -- today misguided Republican arachnid apparatchiks would call Eisehower a RINO (Robert Welch of the John Birch Society called Ike a "Communistl."

Today's Dull Republicans even attack fictional chracters (remember Vice President J. Danforth Quayle's attack on "Murphy Brown?"  

Today's Dull Republicans are even attacking Disney, for "Crossing a line" in the words of our bullying soon-to-be ex-Governor, RON DeSANTIS.

DESANTI is the former Harvard Law School student and former Yale Basetball Team Captain, who falsely advertised himself as a Navy SEAL in his first campaign in 2012.  (Stolen valor -- he was a Navy lawyer, not a Navy SEAL)

Deceptive wannabe-dictator RON DeANTIS fancies himself an "expert" -- an "expert" on nearly everything. Mostly he just pops off, without provocation, like a carping harpy, a 24/7 unhappy one with the feculent fetid noisome Fox News noise machine at his beck and casll. 

 Is DeSANTIS a "nattering nabob of negativism," In the immortal words that William Safire wrote for President RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON's first Vice President SPIRO THEODORE AGNEW, (who later pled nolo contendere to tax invasion arising out of his taking bribes from Maryland highway construction contractors when he was Governor (the gentlemen's plea of no "contest" arranged by his talented criminal defense lawyers. 

SAFIRE's AGNEW speeches were filled with uncouth attacks on the news media, but they did not conceal the legendary dishonesty of President NIXON and his hypocritial attack dog, AGNEW.   

Is RON DeSANTIS disgraced ex-President DONALD TRUMP's vicious version of NIXON's hitman, SPIRO T. AGNEW?. 

You tell me.

From Florida Politics:

Gov. DeSantis says it’s ‘wrong’ for the feds to forgive student loan debt. (Florida Politics) 

By A.G. Gancarski April 29, 2022 '

Almost 60% of it is graduate school debt.' President Joe Biden continues to mull some form of student loan forgiveness. 

But Republicans aren’t sold, and Gov. Ron DeSantis is no exception. On Friday in Williston, DeSantis blasted the concept of debt forgiveness as a regressive measure that punished working-class people by forcing them to absorb debt incurred for advanced degrees. 

 “This student debt that’s out there, almost 60% of it is graduate school debt. These are people like doctors and lawyers, people that are getting Masters’ and Ph. D’s and all this other stuff (sic),” DeSantis said. Currently, payment deadlines for federal student loans are paused, with a moratorium in effect through August 2022. But pressure has mounted from Democrats for Biden to move forward with a plan for debt cancellation. More than $1.6 trillion is owed by 43 million people. 

As the Associated Press reported earlier this month, seven million Americans are in default. “You know, my view is why would you make a truck driver or a waitress or a construction worker pay off the debt for somebody that did a Ph.D. program in gender studies?” DeSantis said. “That’s wrong.” 

The Governor’s comments come nearly a day after President Biden shot down a question from a reporter about plans to forgive $50,000 of debt. “I am not considering $50,000 debt reduction but I am in the process of taking a hard look on whether or not there will be additional debt forgiveness. I’ll have an answer on that in the next couple weeks,” Biden said Thursday at the White House. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday policy moves are imminent, and Biden “would make a decision about any cancellation of student debt before the conclusion of that pause on student loans” in August. However, any policy announcement will be razzed by Florida Republicans, who, like DeSantis, say loan forgiveness fails the equity test. Sen. Rick Scott, the richest member of the U.S. Senate, suggested this week a move to forgive or cancel student loan debt would disadvantage people who “paid their way through school” as he did. “If they’re going to run up debt, they need to have a plan to pay it back.” 

 A.G. Gancarski A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at

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