Yesterday, the White House called out Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene after the QAnon lawmaker criticized the Biden administration’s student loan debt plan as “unfair” despite getting more than $183,000 in federal loan forgiveness herself. Now social media users are calling on her to return the $183,504 she borrowed from US taxpayers.
Greene and several Republicans have been vocal critics of Biden’s plan to forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt, dismissing it as an unfair policy and a partisan ploy because Democrats “need votes in November.”
“For our government just to say, well OK, your debt is completely forgiven, obviously they have an agenda for that,” Greene told Newsmax. “They need votes in November so the timing is pure coincidence there as well. It’s completely unfair.”
“Taxpayers all over the country, taxpayers that never took out a student loan, taxpayers that pay their bills and maybe even never went to college, just hard-working people, they shouldn’t have to pay off the great big student loan debt for some college student that piled up massive debt going to some Ivy League school,” she added.
In response, the White House fired off a tweet revealing that the Georgia Republican herself received $183,504 in federal loan forgiveness as part of the pandemic-inspired Paycheck Protection Program, which she used for funds for her construction company, according to public records.
Twitter users proceeded to pile on and the trolling still continues today.
Greene: For our government just to say ok your debt is completely forgiven.. it’s completely unfair pic.twitter.com/V0yJWYSbot
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 24, 2022
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven.https://t.co/4FoCymt8TB
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 25, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene should return the $183,504 she “borrowed” from United States taxpayers. https://t.co/wGLPcyD4GI
— Adam Rifkin 🐼🌻 (@ifindkarma) August 25, 2022
You're right, Marjorie, it's completely unfair that some woman named Marjorie Taylor Greene had her $180,000 PPP loan forgiven.
I assume she'll be repaying that loan to make it fair, right?
— The Jewish Ginger Resister (@JewishResister) August 25, 2022
What about your PPP loan Maggie?
— David L Gurbach (@GurbachDavid) August 25, 2022
When can the government expect repayment of the more than $183,000 in PPP loans that you had forgiven? Since it’s “completely unfair” for you not to repay that debt. https://t.co/LwHPSxBp5x
— The Doubtful Guest (@InsideATureen) August 26, 2022
Pay back your PPP loan! You didn’t need it in the first place! Just stole it from we the taxpayers. Just like you steal money from your constituents.
— Sharon Thomas (@SharonFThomas) August 26, 2022
This u? pic.twitter.com/R9P3bzjwju
— CosmicRewind⬅️ (@epcotforever82) August 24, 2022
To those Republicans in Congress who believe student debt shouldn’t be forgiven:
I will never apologize for helping America’s middle class – especially not to the same folks who voted for a $2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy and giant corporations that racked up the deficit.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 25, 2022
As a mortgage industry expert, the amount of fraud rampant in the PPP program was indescribable.
Ms. Greene had her entire loan forgiven, just as FYI.
— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTTFLaMMaBLe) August 24, 2022
Say what @RepMTG?🤔 Let's see $10,000 vs $183,504? It's okay for you to have debt forgiveness after borrowing taxpayer's money but it's not okay for taxpayers? Something here doesn't sound right. You hypocrite! 🤨https://t.co/7SGG2XCOCF pic.twitter.com/EkoqKZSThs
— Catie 🌿🇺🇸 (@CateM5551) August 26, 2022
What a ghoul.
— anthone fantano (@theneedledrop) August 25, 2022