The Biden administration announced that the pause in student loan payments over the pandemic will end, and many liberal voters lashed out angrily at Democrats.
Student loan payments will begin again on Feb. 1, 2022.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Friday that the Biden administration would not seek to extend the pause on student loan payment.
"A smooth transition back into repayment is a high priority for the administration," said Psaki. "The Department of Education is already communicating with borrowers to help them to prepare for return to repayment on February 1st and has secured contract extensions with loan servicers.”
Psaki said that the pause had benefitted about 41 million Americans who had outstanding student loans.
Many took to social media, including some progressive politicians, to bash the administration over the announcement.
"Biden ran on a promise of student loan relief, paving a way to help millions of people. Now student loan payments are set to begin on Feb 1st. Broken promises will lose is elections in 2022 & 2024. Biden we voted for you to follow through on your promises," replied self-described "drag artist" Marti Cummings.
"A note to Democrats who blame progressives after losing an election: Forcing millions to start paying student loans again and cutting off the Child Tax Credit at the start of an election year is not a winning strategy. We're warning you now, don't point fingers in November," responded far left Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.).
"People need relief and they need it now. Pass the Build Back Better Act and cancel student debt," demanded Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.).
"This will be bad," claimed Mckayla Wilkes, a progressive candidate for Congress.
"The more and more emails I get about student loan payments starting back up the more and more I regret voting for Biden LYING ASS!" said one critic.
Among those upset about student loan repayment was Chasten Buttigieg, the same-sex husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who mocked a message he received about his own student loan.
Biden has promised to push student loan forgiveness for up to $10,000 for each borrower, but progressives have called both for forgiveness up to $50,000 and for complete loan forgiveness altogether.
Critics of the progressive campaign to forgive student loans have pointed out that many of the beneficiaries of such a program would be high wage earners, and a program without caps would actually be a handout for some of the wealthiest in America.
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