Sean Hannity claimed that his objection to President Obama’s proposal for free community college was out of concern for the “little guy” taxpayers. But he soon revealed his real concern was for the tax bill of one percenters like himself.
In a discussion about President Obama’s proposal last week, Hannity complained about the “Hollywood elite” who had spoken out in support of it.
Tom Hanks was, apparently, the “Hollywood elite” Hannity was sneering about. Hanks, who attended community college, wrote an op ed supporting the proposal saying that the educational opportunity would benefit Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, single parents and workers who have been out of the job market.
Oh, the horror!
Hannity hosted two college students to debate the subject. With Hannity continually interrupting the Democratic student.
The Democratic student said that one reason this is a good proposal is because of the enormous debt our students are currently carrying. “40 million people in this country still have an outstanding student debt,” he said.
But Hannity didn’t care about their plight. “Why should Americans that work hard and pay their taxes – and maybe they’d like to go to college but they can’t afford it…. Look in the camera! You tell those hard-working Americans why 60 or a hundred billion of their dollars needs to go to students to pay for their college. Why?”
Later, Hannity pounded on the table as he shouted, “Is American public schools a success or failure?”
Hannity feigned concern for the young by saying that “we have robbed” them "blind" with the deficit. But as soon as the Democrat started talking about how investing in education and better jobs is a great way to grow the economy, Hannity changed the subject to energy production. “Are you against drilling?” Hannity barked.
Apparently, Hannity thinks that kids only need to go to work drilling and fracking and the economy would turn around, so the heck with making sure we have an educated workforce. Not that his two kids are likely to get their hands dirty or have to forgo whatever education their little pampered hearts might desire.
“How about you, Tom Hanks and all you Hollywood liberal friends and you Yale guys – why don’t you guys, if you want to sponsor a kid to go to community college, why don’t you do it personally,” Hannity said, as if that was any kind of national solution. “Instead of taking it from the nurses, the contractors, the electricians and the plumbers to pay those bills.”
In fact, Hannity revealed whose pockets he was really worried about just a few moments later when he said, “the bottom 50% of wage earners only pay 3% of the bill. One percent pays 38%. Is that enough?”
How many electricians and nurses does Hannity think are in that one percent?
Watch it below, from the January 14 Hannity show.
Many of my teachers at high school and university during the late ‘50s/early ’60s had served in WW2. Thanks to those teachers, my generation had the skills needed to take advantage of the support given to education under JFK’s presidency.
Today, after decades of rising costs and an almost total lack of attention to education, the USA is no longer leading the pack: on the contrary. The country is lagging very badly in that respect.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio couldn’t afford college so he dropped out-so he says. He lies so much we don’t know what to believe.
NOTE TO HANNITY
College-educated Merri Jill is six-times smarter than you.
Reminds me of Rush Limpballs’ similar statement: “I am so sick and tired of hearing we’ve got to invest in education!”
These are the same people, mind you, who didn’t utter a peep when the US spent $12 million/month to fight the Iraq/Afghanistan wars — or when $9 million IN CASH simply vanished from some pallets in Iraq . . .
His bs that we will ‘grow out’ of liberalsim is enough to fertilize a whole planet.