President Biden’s $500 billion student loan giveaway was harshly criticized by Pennsylvania’s blue-collar iron workers, who felt it was unjust to those who did not incur significant debt to pursue their degrees.
Jim Davis, a supervisor at the Donsco, Inc. iron foundry in south-central Pennsylvania, told Fox News that “it’s not going to affect the people that are here, the people that are actually out doing all the work.” Because that’s what he wants, Biden will “help the people in the bigger cities.”
Another employee at the foundry, Kevin Wasileski, stated that if students signed a contract, “they should pay for it.”
“Why should I foot the college bill for someone else?,” he grumbled,
Last month, President Biden followed through on a campaign promise to forgive student loan debt by announcing the total forgiveness of $10,000 in federal debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually.
Pell Grant winners, who are typically students from low-income families, will receive $20,000 in grants.
Tony Bell, a Donsco employee, said, “Donsco is always hiring people; these college kids can always come here on their time off and work and pay their debt back.”