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Biden: #CutThePentagon and #CancelStudentDebt

Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 

While President Biden deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023, there’s a persistent myth that we just “can’t afford” to cancel $1.7 trillion of student debt. 

But did you know that the dangerous and disastrous F-35 program will cost $1.7 trillion over its lifetime?

We CAN afford student debt cancellation and education for all. We CAN’T afford to pour more money into the deadly U.S. war machine. 

The debate about canceling student debt is happening at the same time that the Biden Administration deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023. Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 


Dear President Biden,

I’m calling on you to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL all student debt.

As you deliberate the Pentagon budget for 2023, millions of Americans are losing work, can’t afford their bills and are struggling to put food on the table. Student loan defaults are hitting Black, Indigenous and brown borrowers the hardest. With the stroke of a pen, you could cancel $1.7 trillion in student debt and provide financial relief to 45 million people across this country.

Some claim we “can’t afford” to improve the lives of millions of people, however, over the past twenty years, the U.S. spent over $21 trillion on the so-called “War on Terror”. We can’t continue down the path of destructive U.S militarism which has caused untold suffering at home and abroad.

It’s time to #CutThePentagon and invest in education. We can start by cancelling all $1.7 trillion in student debt. But we have to continue by investing in our education system. For $1.7 trillion, we could invest in 361,335 Scholarships for University Students for 4 Years. 

President Biden, you led the way by ending the U.S. War on Afghanistan. Now, we’re calling on you to do what we do desperately need: to #CutThePentagon, cancel student debt, and invest in the lives of working people across the country. 


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  • Barbara Epstein
    signed 2022-07-13 12:47:43 -0400
    Our college kids are going hungry. Some are homeless.

    Is this the best we can do?
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  • Dennis  and  Susan Kepner
    signed 2022-07-13 12:04:56 -0400
    PLEASE be a HERO!!!! The Pentagon budget has enough excess in it to cancel ALL student debt and we will still be protected and pay our military good wages and benefits! Beware the Congressional Military Complex!!!!! American want to see Democrats do more good! American will VOTE for Democrats if they see the real benefits that most Democrats want to give!!!
  • Michael MacPherson
    signed 2022-07-13 12:04:36 -0400
    This country is a fascist autocratic nation into empire building. The people’s money is being stolen by our government, to give some of our tax money to Big Pharma, the chemical companies, to help them develop their products, so they can sell them back to the taxpayer’s with a 500% mark up. Corporations and businesses can get billions of dollars in subsidies from taxpayer’s money. But when the taxpayer’s need money it is not there for them, because the taxpayer’s don’t give the politicians huge amounts of bribe in their campaigns. President Biden got a lot of money from corporations and the rich; I believe they talked him out of not going through with some of his campaign promises. So the Pentagon gets 1.7 Trillion in taxpayer’s money and the taxpayer’s get little or nothing, because they have no financial or political power.
  • Selina Sweet
    signed 2022-07-13 12:02:23 -0400
    Be a people president. Be in touch with deep reality president.

    Own the fact that an educated society is a powerful society.

    Own the fact that an ignorant society armed with AK-47’s is a suicidal society.

    Choose alive, educated, employed, healthy people over annihilation by hubris.
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  • Carol Limbach
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    “Beware of the Military-Industrial Complex.” Warned President Dwight Eisenhower who was General in World War II.

    Tax the rich, feed the poor. War is not the answer.