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June 10, 2021

Maher on Biden’s ‘Higher Education Scam’

Biden’s motive: Entice more young people into leftist reeducation camps.

Wealthy leftist entertainer Bill Maher recently issued a scathing condemnation of Joe Biden’s so-called “American Families Plan.” Specifically, he berated Biden’s free higher education proposal, calling it a scam that is driving tuition inflation.

Maher, a New Yorker and graduate of exclusive Cornell University, is no bold “truth speaker,” but he does occasionally speak truth as part of his across-party-lines schtick. In this case, it seems the more applicable paraphrase of an old adage would be, “even a blind nut can find a squirrel once in a while.”

He then leaned in to Biden’s scam: “Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’ asks taxpayers to pony up hundreds of billions so that everyone can go to college. And billions more for subsidized childcare so our kids can go to school while we go to school. … Biden’s plan is an endorsement of a particular idea that the more time humans spend in classrooms staring at blackboards the better. Liberals see more school … as the answer to everything. We imagine going to college as the way to fight income inequality, but actually it does the reverse. … I know free college is a left-wing thing, but is it really ‘liberal’ for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?”

Maher says that’s especially true because “colleges have turned into a giant luxury daycare centers with overpaid babysitters anxious to indulge every student’s whim.” He adds: “A third of students spend less than five hours a week studying, and when they do it’s for their onerous BS course load [including] ‘History Through Twitter,’ ‘Advanced Racist Spotting,’ ‘Intro to Microaggressions’ and ‘You Owe Me an Apology 101.’ … Why is China kicking our a—? Because in 2019, we issued more undergrad degrees in visual and performing arts than in computer and information science or math.”

Humorously, he says, “Say what you want about Lori Loughlin — at least she understood that one good scam deserves another.”

On the subject of grade inflation, Maher says: “In 1960, colleges awarded As to 15% of students. Well, it’s now 45%.” Regarding tuition inflation, he notes, “Since 1985, the cost of college has risen 500%. It doubles every nine years. Every year it increases at four times the rate of inflation. And yet no one knows how to change a tire.”

As for those diplomas, he notes: “Colleges are businesses selling a consumer product for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they want to give the customers what they want, a magical piece of paper called a diploma. … In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church famously sold indulgences, which were tickets to heaven that you could buy. Well, now, another priesthood of academia sells a different ticket to heaven.”

But undergraduate degrees are not enough. He warns: “That’s only the beginning of the scam. Now many entry-level jobs require a master’s degree. … Toll booth ahead: You need to pay for more education. … This is what the Scientology does, makes you keep taking courses so you can move up to the ‘bridge of freedom.’”

Maher concluded: “The answer isn’t to make college free. The answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs, so that the two-thirds of Americans who either can’t afford to or don’t want to go, don’t feel shut out.”

Of course, Biden’s motivation is not funding “higher education,” but pushing an ever-increasing number of young people into what amount to leftist reeducation camps.

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