Bernie Sanders just jumped on Barack Obama’s free universal college bandwagon, but he is taking it further, not limiting his demands to 2-year college or insisting on reasonable criteria. In fact, he says it should be a right.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-described socialist, says any American who wants a college education should have one.
If the criteria is that they merely have to want it, than it would conceivably include the ones who haven’t learned how to add.
He spoke with HuffPo Wednesday expressing concern that powerful interests aren’t discussing free universal college education. He’s not just talking 2-year college.
“The folks who control politics in America, the people who control the media aren’t particularly interested in that discussion,” he said when asked why the issue hasn’t gained much attention. “They’re doing just fine. Ninety-nine percent of all new income being generated is going to the top one percent. The top one tenth of one percent own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. ‘What’s your problem? Things are going just great.'”
Claiming moral superiority of his leftist totalitarianism over capitalism, he said, “But that’s democratic socialism. We don’t want to talk about that, do we? We love the current system, where we have massive wealth and inequality.”
His far-left president’s policies have greatly increased wealth inequality. Barack Obama is the Wall Street president and has done nothing for Main Street but Bernie won’t let facts interfere with his ideology.
Sanders said giving everyone a college education will increase U.S. competitiveness.
It’s more likely that college would become the new high school as college mills looking for funds ramp up their recruitment to include everyone.
Bernie’s views on education are a little to the left of the Marxist U.N. In their Declaration of Human Rights, they state “everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.”
Bernie is running for president in 2016.