Outrage as Texan who filed lawsuit against Biden's student loan forgiveness had their business loans forgiven

Ash Jurberg

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This week District Court Judge Mark Pittman, an appointee of former President Donald Trump based in Fort Worth, blocked President Joe Biden's plan to provide millions of borrowers with up to $20,000 apiece in federal student-loan forgiveness.

Judge Pittman said it was unlawful because Biden did not follow federal procedures to allow for public comment before the policy's announcement.

The lawsuit was filed by two plaintiffs, Myra Brown and Alexander Taylor.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was pleased with Judge Pittman's ruling.

"Federal judge in Texas strikes down Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. Whether you like the idea or not, the Constitution does not empower the president to spend billions of taxpayer dollars. As even Pelosi said, only Congress has that authority." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

But what has angered some Texans is that Myra Brown has benefitted from loan forgiveness.

Myra Brown is the company president of Desert Star, which has a listed address of Grapevine in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. ProPublica's tracking of Paycheck Protection Program loans shows that Desert Star has previously had federal loans forgiven. Records show that all bar $4 of Desert Star's $48,000 pandemic PPP business loans were dismissed.

Angry Texans have taken their anger over the perceived hypocrisy of Brown by inundating the business with bad Google reviews. The flood of bad reviews has taken Desert Stars Google's rating to 1.1 stars out of 5.

Your thoughts

Do you believe Brown has the right to file a lawsuit against forgiving student loans when her business benefitted from loan forgiveness? Or do you think that is a separate matter, and she has the right to file this lawsuit? Do you agree with the people leaving bad Google reviews of Desert Star?

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