Every time you turn around, Elizabeth Warren is proposing some big legislative fix for something. Higher education is one of her favorite issue and she has all kinds of ideas.
Yet even on MSNBC, people aren’t buying what Warren is selling.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
MSNBC Host: Warren Plan Would Not Lower Cost of College
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle said Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) student debt cancellation proposal “does nothing to lower the cost of college” on Monday.
Warren has received accolades and friendly media profiles for her steady release of detailed policy proposals, but conservative MSNBC contributor Noah Rothman said they weren’t getting the scrutiny they deserved.
“God bless Elizabeth Warren for coming out with a policy-oriented campaign. We get to talk about issues rather than red meat,” he said. “That’s wonderful. The problem with her big ideas is a lot of them are awful.”
Rothman criticized Warren’s universal child-care plan, for example, saying her goal of providing free care to those making 200 percent of the poverty level or capping the charge at 7 percent of a family’s come, would require capping costs in the child care industry.
“You do that one of two ways. Regulating the industry or creating some sort of a federal alternative,” he said. “I’m not sure if people are going to like dropping their kids off at federal day care.”
Here’s the video:
Lots of people are criticizing Warren’s plan.
This op-ed from the Lebanon Daily News is excellent:
Elizabeth Warren earns a BS degree in student lending
The cumulative student loan debt of 44.7 million (voting age) Americans currently exceeds $1.5 trillion.
College is expensive, but enrollment is a personal choice. Indeed, degrees – and student loan debt – can be good investments. Over a career, graduates with bachelor’s degrees earn, on average, $1 million more than workers with high school diplomas. Graduates with professional degrees typically earn $2.3 million more than high school graduates. However, not everyone who acquires debt to attend college focuses on career opportunities and earnings – or even graduates.
Now, attempting to one-up other Democratic presidential aspirants, Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed to pay for “Amber’s” Women’s Studies, “Brandon’s” Comedic Arts and “Leslie’s” Leisure Studies degrees with other (some as-yet-unborn) people’s (as-yet-unearned) tax money.
Never mind that they and many thousands of other youngsters chose those actual examples and hundreds of other easy, impractical, non-job-producing degree programs that institutions of “higher learning” offer to attract, keep and in debt kids eager to leave home for campus fun.
Elizabeth Warren is trying to curry favor with the college vote.
Isn’t it obvious?