On Fox News, President Obama’s plan to invest in our youth and workers via free community college was presented as evil, evil, evil.
On Cashin’ In, panelist Jonathan Hoenig likened making education available to thievery. “First thing in any high school economics class, they teach you that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The president doesn’t get that," he said. "Unless you live in a slave society where teachers are forced to serve, someone has to pay, and once again, it’s the U.S. taxpayer having their pockets picked.”
“Yeah,” host Eric Bolling agreed. In addition to having to shell out money for “takers,” Bolling suggested some liberal cabal would snatch the opportunity to brainwash our youth. “Besides the fact that they will eventually take care of us from cradle to the grave, they got now from cradle through private community college, my biggest concern here is liberal academia,” Bolling said. “Will the liberals push for a national curriculum all the way through community college?”
”Of course,” panelist Michelle Fields announced, without offering any evidence for her conclusion. “Look, this is a terrible idea. …If Americans want a free education, want to go to college for free – well, join the military, we have that. If you want free college, well, serve our country and we’ll give you college in exchange.”
The lone dissenter was guest Jessica Ehrlich. She said the proposal is “a very broad and comprehensive program that they’re putting forth that would actually help people, as we know, who need help in terms of the economy going forward. So it’s an investment in our future and in the American worker.”
But nobody else wanted to make such an investment.
“Maybe not everybody should be in college,” Hoenig suggested.
”Will a free college tuition make these kids not work as hard?” Bolling “asked.”
”Giving them something free destroys their self esteem, Eric.” Hoenig concern-trolled. “It destroys their sense that they can achieve in the world.”
Bolling added, “It’s the same theory as giving a handout on welfare. It’s the same theory as giving a handout on unemployment insurance.”
Better-educated workforce qualified for better-paying jobs? Fox is too busy hating on America to care.
Watch it below, from the January 17 Cashin' In.