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Dan Robin, Attorney General Candidate in Illinois, Offers Best Possible Challenge to President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Dan Robin, Libertarian Party (LP) candidate for Illinois Attorney General (AG), intends to file a lawsuit against the student loan servicers for fraud if they follow President Biden's forgiveness plans.

"President Biden's student loan forgiveness executive order is illegal," Robin says. "He lacks legislative authority. But, does anyone have standing to challenge it?"

Robin does. He plans to file suit against the loan servicers for fraud. Billing for the lower amount, when in fact the full amount is due, is fraud. Borrowers will incur extra interest and penalties if they follow the "misrepresentation" of the collection agencies.

In response to the President's student loan plan, Robin issued the following statement:

President Biden's August 24, 2022 statement and release canceled $10,000 of student loans for those with income up to $125,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples. No statute gives the President authority to "cancel" debt across the board, as he did.

Many laws and/or executive orders are illegal or unconstitutional. You cannot simply ask a judge to declare a law to be unlawful. You must have standing; a real case where you allege existing or potential injury. Students receiving the loan cancellation aren't going to sue; students not receiving the cancellation have no injury. Taxpayers and politicians have no standing to sue, either.

It is very difficult to find anyone who can lawfully challenge the president's executive order, but there is one possible exception. The Pacific Legal Foundation recently filed suit claiming that their client, a student borrower, would be taxed by the state of Indiana for discharged debt. I wish them all the luck in their endeavors.

The current Illinois AG Kwame Raoul recently settled a lawsuit against the student loan servicers for fraud associated with their collection techniques. The Attorney General has authority to enforce the consumer fraud statutes in Illinois. It is my theory that since the cancellation is unlawful and the collection agencies are mandated to honestly represent the correct amount due to the borrowers, any statement that they owe the reduced amount would constitute a material misrepresentation of fact, i.e., fraud. Student borrowers will incur extra interest and penalties if they follow the misrepresentation of the collection agencies.

Therefore, if elected to the office of Attorney General, I would file suit against any collection agency that misrepresented to the borrowers the amount due. The agencies would then have a choice, either collect on the lesser amount and be sued by myself, or collect on the original amount and be sued by the president.

The people of Illinois deserve to know whether my opponents intend to prevent fraud by the student loan servicers.


Learn more about the candidate and his platform at: https://danrobin4ag.org/

Donations to Dan Robin for Attorney General can be made here: https://danrobin4ag.org/donate.

Robin is also available for interviews and media appearances.

About Dan Robin for Attorney General:

Daniel K. Robin of Schaumburg is an attorney with 45 years of experience. He is running for Attorney General to make Illinois into a refuge of liberty. He is also the author of "Libertarian War on Poverty: Repairing the Ladder of Upward Mobility" (ISBN: 978-1470158484) which explains how freedom is a weapon in the war on poverty. His loves are his wife, his son, tennis, biking and gardening.

For more information visit: https://danrobin4ag.org/

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Libertarian Railroad Commission Candidate Mark Miller Wants Voters to Declare Independence from Two-Party Rule

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Libertarian Candidate Dr. Mark Miller urges voters to declare independence from two-party rule. With Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld representing the Libertarian Party at the top of the ballot this year, the next highest contest in Texas will be the statewide election of Texas Railroad Commission, for which Miller is running.

"The majority of Americans are not happy with the Presidential candidates put forward by the Republican and Democratic parties," notes Miller. "Americans deserve more than two choices. This year is an opportune moment for Americans to see the value of more parties and more candidates. Indeed, voters have the power to end two-party rule."

Miller points to a growing core of voters in both the Republican and Democrat parties who are fed up with the continued corruption and manipulation by elitist major party candidates who seem to have forgotten their constituencies are comprised of American citizens rather than special interests and lobbyists. Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson is often quoted as saying that most voters are Libertarian, they just don't know it.

"If a voter is frustrated by the two presumptive nominees, tired of government imposing on their privacy, and disgusted by corruption, special interest influence, and big government, the Libertarian platform offers a decisively different and liberating alternative," says Miller.

The Libertarian Party promotes personal responsibility and limited government. Libertarians advocate that the government's principal function is to protect individual liberties as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and otherwise not meddle in the lives of citizens.

"This Independence Day I wish to remind every Texan that they own their own vote - no one else does. Texans are fiercely and proudly independent, always have been and always will be. They need to remember that independent spirit when they vote. It is time to stand up against two-party politics which have failed us all." says Miller. "We deserve better and more choices than what the two old parties have offered. With a little investigation, I believe a strong surge of Texans and Americans will discover that they can proudly and confidently vote Libertarian and usher in the change they wish to see."

Texans can join in the Miller campaign's efforts to end two-party rule by visiting http://endtwopartyrule.com/.

About Mark Miller:

Dr. Mark A. Miller, PE, is a native-born and long-time resident of Texas and is the Libertarian Party's 2016 nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Dr. Miller began his career in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer. Later, he earned a PhD from Stanford University and taught petroleum engineering at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. After leaving UT, Dr. Miller established a worldwide petroleum engineering consulting practice which provided software to the oil and gas industry. Dr. Miller was the Libertarian Party's 2014 nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner. More information: http://www.miller4tx.com/.

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