Despite Joe Biden governing possibly to the Left of every previous President, his base still doesn’t think he gives them enough.
So he continues bending over backwards to please them at the expense of the rest of the country.
But now Biden is being taken to court over his latest goodie bag for his far-Left voters.
A pen and a phone
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone – and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.”
Those were the words from Barack Obama when he was tired of a then-Republican controlled legislature not passing the legislation he wanted.
Obama’s former Vice President, Joe Biden, is actually outpacing his former boss when it comes to executive orders.
In his first week in the Oval Office, President Biden issued 22 executive orders.
By comparison, and as a frame of reference, former President Trump issued four his first week.
In Biden’s first full year in office, he signed 60 executive orders into law.
You have to go all the way back to the Jimmy Carter Administration to find a President with a higher yearly average.
And even with his party enjoying majorities in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Biden shows no signs of slowing down his abuse of executive power.
One of his biggest usurpations of power came when, with a stroke of the pen, Biden wiped several hundreds of billions of dollars off the book without the consent of Congress.
Through an executive order, Joe Biden initiated one of the largest transfers of wealth in world history.
He stole upwards of a trillion dollars from American workers who didn’t go to college, or who had sacrificed and worked hard to pay off their student debt and handed it on a silver platter to college students and grads who have no intentions of paying off their obligations.
Taking Biden to court
However, while the President does have the power to pause student loan payments, canceling loans would effectively be a budgetary move, requiring an act of Congress.
Take it from Nancy Pelosi from last year.
“People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness,” Speaker Pelosi said about a year before Biden’s historic abuse of power. “He does not. He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.”
That’s why the Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging Biden’s unconstitutional student loan giveaway, calling it “flagrantly illegal.”
It’s the first legal challenge against the President’s unconstitutional executive order.
“This isn’t how laws are supposed to be made,” said Caleb Kruckenberg, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation. “Only Congress has the power to pass laws and spend money under the Constitution. The administration’s actions here are flagrantly illegal.”
The HEROES Act of 2003
To justify his debt pass-off executive order, the Biden Administration pointed to an obscure law from 2003.
The HEROES Act was intended to “relieve financial burdens on soldiers while they defend our nation.”
It allows the Secretary of Education to defer student loan payments in three specific and clearly spelled-out cases.
The first is for anyone “serving on active duty during a war or other military operation.”
The second is for recent grads living or working in a “disaster area.”
And the final one is meant to borrowers who have “suffered direct economic hardship as a direct result of a war or other military operation or national emergency.”
Team Biden points to the COVID pandemic as a “national emergency,” and claims that’s how Biden had the proper authority.
However, PLF’s lawsuit points out the supposed “harms” borrowers face are not a “direct result” of the pandemic – as required by the HEROES Act.
“To the extent the statute can arguably justify the cancellation, the major questions doctrine requires a clear authorization by Congress of such an economically and politically significant action, which is lacking here,” the lawsuit argues.
Loan forgiveness is set to kick in sometime next month, however, that could be stayed pending the results of the lawsuit.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.