Free college is a bad joke that refuses to die. Senator Bernie Sanders just joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) to have another try at a federal promise of college for the masses.1 Sanders’ press release about the College for All Act talks of how things are different from the days when a high school diploma was enough.
How many seats can we fill on our nation’s free ride train? Family leave, mandatory raises, health care, and free college are all part of a new, sorry dream for America that feels borrowed from failed European economies.
New dream for America is to be more like Europe
Is America such a bad place that imitating Europe is something to strive for?
This seems like a good time for a few thoughts on fools and the many things that a fool will vote for. If you are weighing your options after listening to your favorite candidate and find yourself using any of these eight promises to make your decision, STOP. Just because it’s April Fools’ Day doesn’t mean you have to be stupid.
The big problem with a giveaway culture is that you can never give away enough to keep people happy. The bar has to be raised again and again. When being elected to our highest political office is the prize it can be raised to extremes. Candidates call it discussing their positions on the issues. Some of us call it spreading lies.
What a shameful place to find ourselves in at the end of 2015. If all I knew about America was what I heard from our presidential candidates, I would wonder why anyone would live in a country that lacks the tiniest shred of decency. Are we nothing but a pathetic conglomeration of liars, bullies, and racists?