STORY BY: AMY DAO
On Wednesday, April 27, President Joe Biden announced his call to Congress to provide $33 billion in aid to support Ukraine.
However, many are concerned of the Biden administration’s handling of the rising inflation and funding of a foreign war in light of domestic programs.
One being student debt relief, a campaign promise he made in the2020 Presidential election. According to a memo in The New York Times, “nearly nine in 10 registered voters are also concerned about increasing inflation.”
A lot of concern is being brought to whether or not student debt will be addressed or alleviated at all. According to the Times, Biden has already extended the pause on student loan payments four times.
“I think he oversold, and undelivered,” said SeldwynGibson, a Political Science major at Cypress College. “That’s something I take personally because when I go to a four-year, or really, any other institution after this one, I don’t want to be saddled with thousands of dollars of debt when I should be tryingto get into the job market,” he said.
With the war between Russia-Ukraine, Western involvement has transitionedinto an effort not only to help Ukranians but an opportunity to weaken Russia.
But inflation in America is still a concern to the public, and a raised cost of living is weighing on students on top of student debt. Biden can only delay for so long, and the public will have to wait to see how it will be addressed down the line.