But let’s get back to what President Joe Biden actually talked about at the Town Hall. When asked about a timeline for the country’s return to normalcy post-pandemic, Biden said, “I think a year from now…I think there will be significantly fewer people having to be socially distant, having to wear masks, but we don’t know. I don’t want to over-promise anything here.”
When asked if he plans to cancel student loan debts at a $50,000 minimum, POTUS said, “I will not make that happen. It depends on whether or not you go to a private university or public university. It depends on the idea that I say to a community, ‘I’m going to forgive the billions of dollars of debt for people who have gone to Harvard and Yale and Penn…I went to a great school. I went to a state school. But is that going to be forgiven rather than use that money to provide for early education for young children who come from disadvantaged circumstances?”
He continued, “Everyone should be able to go to community college for free. That costs $9 billion, and we should pay for it…And I think any family making under $125,000 whose kids go to a state university they get into, that should be free as well…I’m prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not 50.” You can watch his full response to that question, where he gets into some more nuances, here.