On HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, ATR President Grover Norquist and host Bill Maher came to agreement in opposing Elizabeth Warren’s “free” college plan.
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“So nothing is free like a free lunch,” Maher said. “Neither is college. Somebody will be paying for this free college and it will be taxpayers. so are we really saying that someone who didn’t go to college should be subsidizing the people who went and got the benefit of going to college and made more money?”
Norquist agreed, and highlighted the massive disparity in the plan’s beneficiaries.
“That’s an incredible transfer from lower income people to higher income people,” Norquist said. “If you look at the beneficiaries of that proposal, it is a huge subsidy to the higher income people.”
“If you’re out buying votes, you go with the people you think are going to vote,” Norquist continued.
The left has pushed “free” college proposals for years. 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pushed a free community college plan that would have increased income taxes by $350 billion.
Warren’s plan goes even further, cancelling student debt for 95 percent of Americans and making tuition free for public universities. In her proposal, Warren buries the cost of her plan — $1.25 trillion over 10 years. The debt cancellation portion would create a “one-time cost” to the taxpayers of $640 billion.
Predictably, Warren plans on paying for “free” college with her horribly misguided (and probably unconstitutional) wealth tax.
As it turns out, Americans don’t like massive tax hikes to pay for costly new entitlement programs.