Monday, July 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders throws supporters under the bus by choosing to follow Hillary and her 'free college' program

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will formally give his support to Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, July 12 as he ends a presidential campaign that was fueled by younger voters motivated by his promises for free stuff.

Like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders was an outsider who offered a more Socialist agenda for the American people, and campaigned on promises of free college, free healthcare, $15 minimum wage, and a myriad of other programs that according to his estimation would have doubled the $18 trillion national debt during his term in office.

On Tuesday, 74-year-old Socialist titan Bernie Sanders, a man who displayed a vibrant energy and enthusiasm that caught fire with young people across America in his noble fight against the establishment, will formally endorse Hillary Clinton who is perhaps the most corrupt politician in US history with more skeletons hiding in her closet than the crypt keeper. - Sputnik News
In perhaps an attempt to co-opt Sanders voters, Hillary Clinton recently announced her own 'free college' plan that like Obamacare, would only aid a small portion of students while at the same time subsidize Big Education with hundreds of billions of dollars.
Although many millennials scoffed at Hillary’s announcement that she had conjured up a free college plan as simply “stealing the Bern” – appropriating her opponents policy position and pretending that the idea was her own – after reading the details it is all too obvious that this plan has Clinton written all over  it. 
For one, the proposal is designed to fail offering free tuition to students whose families earn less than $80,000 per year in the first year while edging up to $125,000 by the fifth year. That sounds wondrously sensible, but it begs the question what happens to the kid whose parents make $80,001? Or do parents instead decide to forego work if they have children in college so as to fit under the threshold. 
The plan also calls for an addition $350 billion to colleges and universities across the country with no strings attached requiring the funds to go towards student scholarship while students allow them to cut costs by performing vital college services currently done by employees that make much more than $9/hr. It is, in fact, a free money giveaway to millionaire ‘public’ college and university presidents to pad their already lavish six and seven figure salaries.
So in the end, the 'Feel the Bern' revolution peters out with little fanfare and a concession to the establishment candidate.  And the millennials and younger generation who followed Sanders all the way to the end, are left with a difficult choice, of two candidates that appeal to none of them.


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