Ohio Democrats debate canceling student debt ahead of midterm elections

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Several political issues continue to overheat the 2022 midterm campaign. Canceling student debt is one of them. In some states, the topic has pitted Democrats against each other. As the midterm elections approached, there was much talk of the Democratic divide over debt cancellation. A Democrat in Cincinnati on Wednesday downplayed the issue. US Senator Sherrod Brown said he was not losing sleep over the matter. President Joe Biden’s recent decision to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for people earning less than $125,000 has left some in his own party critical of the action. Democrat Tim Ryan, who is leading a close Senate race against Republican JD Vance, is not on board with Biden on this. “What Congressman Ryan has said is that he disagrees with exactly the chapter and the verse of what the president has proposed,” Brown said. “But he agrees with me that we need to reach more people, working-class kids, low-income kids who didn’t have college debt but still face a lot of challenges.” What Ryan released a statement after Biden’s decision. “Cancelling the debt of those already on the path to financial security sends the wrong message to the millions of Ohioans without a degree who are working just as hard to make ends meet,” Ryan said. It was similar to the position of many Republicans, including Vance who nonetheless called Ryan’s statement “mealy.” to appeal to working-class Ohioans who are either swing voters, disgruntled Democrats or Republicans who may have soured on former President Donald Trump. Brown pointed out that Intel is coming and no one should be dragged into the debt debate. must be, to train these workers, whether they go to school or do an apprenticeship,” Brown said. Midterm early voting begins in 42 days.

Several political issues continue to overheat the 2022 midterm campaign. Canceling student debt is one of them.

In some states, the topic has pitted Democrats against each other.

As the midterm elections approached, there was much talk of the Democratic division over debt cancellation.

A Democrat in Cincinnati on Wednesday played down the issue.

US Senator Sherrod Brown said he was not losing sleep over the matter. President Joe Biden’s recent decision to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for people earning less than $125,000 has left some in his own party critical of the action.

Democrat Tim Ryan, who is leading a close Senate race against Republican JD Vance, disagrees with Biden on this.

“What Congressman Ryan has said is that he disagrees with exactly the chapter and the verse of what the president has proposed,” Brown said. “But he agrees with me that we need to reach more people, working-class kids, low-income kids who didn’t have college debt but still face a lot of challenges.”

What Ryan released a statement after Biden’s decision.

“Cancelling the debt of those already on the path to financial security sends the wrong message to the millions of Ohioans without a degree who are working just as hard to make ends meet,” Ryan said.

It was similar to the position of many Republicans, including Vance who nonetheless called Ryan’s statement “mealy.”

Raw Politics has been working on this issue, an important issue for the upcoming midterm vote.

Ryan has spent the summer trying to appeal to working-class Ohioans who are either swing voters, disgruntled Democrats or Republicans who may have soured on former President Donald Trump.

Brown pointed out that Intel is coming [to Ohio] and no one should get caught up in the debt debate.

“That’s where we need to focus, training these workers, whether they’re going to school or doing an apprenticeship,” Brown said.

Early midterm voting begins in 42 days.

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