Bernie Sanders To Propose Free College
Today, Senator Bernard Sanders will offer legislation that will, if passed, make all public colleges and universities in the United States tuition free. This position stands in stark contrast to that of the Republican presidential candidates, who support policies to make a college education more expensive. Lindsey Graham, for example, has voted for legislation to double student loan interest rates.
Student loans would go away for many college students under the Sanders plan. If his bill is passed, public colleges and universities would have their budgets provided for by the federal government.
Where would we find the money? The U.S. military could stop building aircraft carriers at the price of $15 to $20 billion dollars a piece, plus a huge annual cost for their ongoing operation. If our government can pay huge amounts of money for immense floating cities designed to make it easy to bomb foreign countries, can’t we afford a little education?