Student Loan Borrowers Plan Spending Sprees

Student Loan Borrowers Plan Spending Sprees

Student Loan Borrowers Plan Spending Sprees

Once their student loan debt is wiped clean with our tax dollars, a significant portion of those former borrowers don’t plan to pay down any other debt they have. Nope, they plan to go on spending sprees.

Supposedly, according to Forbes, one of the key voting blocks would’ve been a referendum on Biden’s arbitrary student loan forgiveness executive orders. However, they now believe some of the Democrat votes came from those waiting in line for their debt to be wiped clean. 

Younger voters showed up at the polls, seemingly in high numbers (at least in several key races), which was potentially enough to swing close races towards Democrats.


It is too early to know whether or not student loan forgiveness played a critical role in the youth vote or in Democrat victories. But polls conducted in the last several years have tended to show fairly consistent support for a broad student loan forgiveness initiative, like the one Biden formally announced in August

It’s a fair bet, as Forbes does point out, that Biden will continue to use Executive Orders to push student loan forgiveness. Yet, maybe the courts will stop this, if a case strong enough shows up. 

As we’ve noted several times, wiping the slate clean on student loan debt will cause several problems. First, it adds billions in debt as the taxpayers foot the bill for this. Secondly, it gives rise to the expectation that the government will wipe monetary slates clean if everyone whines about it enough to the Democrats in power. Third, people will use this as an excuse to not figure out how to budget and pay down the debt that they FREELY CHOSE to incur!

But the Biden Administration pandered for votes, and it’s likely that that pandering helped. How much, we don’t know. 

As we’ve been told repeatedly, all those who have student loan debt have been struggling mightily to pay for food, gas, rent, healthcare, car payments, and so on. Thus one would think that, after that $1,000 a month debt (spit balling the amount here) is wiped clean, that money would then go towards rent or food. Right? 

For some that will be the case. Others? Not so much. 

In fact, 73% of anticipated recipients say they expect to spend their debt forgiveness on non-essential items, including travel, dining out and new tech, according to a recent survey from

That discretionary spending won’t come guilt-free though. The same percentage of recipients — 73% — say using debt forgiveness funds on non-essentials isn’t the right thing to do.

Only 37% of those surveyed said they’d use the money to pay off other debt or use the funds towards groceries or car payments. 37%. That’s it. 

The other 73% who acknowledge planning to go on spending sprees with their new cash windfall, reluctantly admit it’s not a good idea, but plan to do so anyway. 

THAT ATTITUDE is precisely why this so-called student loan forgiveness is a bad idea. It rewards unhealthy fiscally irresponsible behaviors. What happens when they still can’t make their car payment? Demand the car loan company forgive THAT debt while they continue on their merry way? It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if some tried to make that happen. 

Once again for the whiners in the cheap seats. You SIGNED the damned paperwork. You KNEW the debt you were taking on and you KNEW the terms and interest rates. It is called BUDGETING. 

Do I get that budgeting isn’t easy? It isn’t. But again, those holding student loan debt knew what they were doing when they signed the paperwork. 

Having Joe Biden issue an executive order to waive their debt while adding to OUR debt and creating MORE inflation is not the prize you think it is. Especially since 73% of those surveyed declared they’d go party with the proceeds. 

Thanks Joe. You definitely built this. We don’t owe you or any debt holder a single damned dime.

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  • Robin H says:

    And once again, I ask, What happens next year to the new crop of graduates? Are we going to be doing this every year? Or only every other year for the votes? As a parent that paid for out kids college this royally pisses me off.

  • Wfjag says:

    Since a federal Judge has now enjoined Biden’s illegal loan cancellation – but that isn’t getting much media coverage – one must wonder how many of these economic no-minds will just assume that their loan debt is going to be forgiven and go on the spending spree?

    Their whole lives have been about “someone else pays”. First, it was indulgent parents. Then, in K through 12 it was participation trophies snd everyone gets a Gold Star for nothing. Then borrow, borrow, borrow for college and live snd party in resort quality dorms, while receiving a degree that only required parroting Progressive Dogma, and which has no market bay.

    The concepts of discipline, planning, working, earning, investment, and repaying debt are completely foreign to their life experiences.

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