Biden's student loan handout will 'wipe out' any inflation reduction, former Treasury official says

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Biden’s student loan handout will ‘wipe out’ any inflation reduction progress: McDaniel

Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Christine McDaniel discusses the consequences of Biden’s student loan handout despite ‘good intentions.’

Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Christine McDaniel warned of the "inflationary effects" of President Biden's student loan handout, which comes weeks after the president signed the Inflation Reduction Act. On "Mornings with Maria" Tuesday, McDaniel responded to new analysis showing the tax burden Americans could face due to the plan. 

WHITE HOUSE WON'T REVEAL IF IT DID A COST ANALYSIS OF STUDENT LOAN HANDOUT THAT MAY TOTAL $500 BILLION OR MORE

CHRISTINE MCDANIEL: So, while good intentions, I'm sure, the student loan forgiveness program is expensive, and it is likely inflationary. As you know, the study shows – even our own Congressional Budget Office, a Penn Wharton study – the inflationary effects would likely wipe out any inflation reduction effects from the Inflation Reduction Act. So it really does come at a bad time when the Fed is trying to bring down inflation. 

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Student loan forgiveness program expensive, ‘likely inflationary’: Christine McDaniel

Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Christine McDaniel, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, argues student loan forgiveness comes at a ‘bad time’ when the Federal Reserve is trying to bring down inflation. 

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