01.22.2017
  • United States

No Free Lunches

Here's something liberals and conservatives agree on.

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It’s truly great that Betsy DeVos was grilled before the Senate this past week, and exposed for the laughingstock she is. Let’s not forget, however, that what she says here is identical to what Georgia Democrat and civil rights hero John Lewis said during the primaries against Bernie Sanders and in defense of Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders: “Will you work with me and others to make public colleges and universities tuition free though federal and state efforts?”

Betsy Devos: “Senator I think that’s a really interesting idea and I think it’s really great to consider and think about, but I think we also have to consider the fact that there’s nothing in life that’s truly free. Somebody’s going to pay for it.”

Here’s what Lewis said about Bernie’s plan for free college back in February:

I think it’s the wrong message to send to any group. There’s not anything free in America. We all have to pay for something. Education is not free. Health care is not free. Food is not free. Water is not free. I think it’s very misleading to say to the American people, we’re going to give you something free.