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originally posted by: generik
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
it would actually be far worse. Bernie's numbers for free higher education for all are actually WAY off. you see his numbers are based on currant numbers of people taking higher education. but the thing is that if that free higher education were to start, then everyone who never had the opportunity to get higher education would flock to colleges and universities to avail themselves of it. PLUS you would also end up with people who have already had higher education also wanting to go back and take degrees and such that might actually help them get better jobs, where their previous education was completely useless in the real world. or who's education's jobs were massively over populated making it hard to get jobs in their fields.
in fact not only would the costs become astronomical with the millions of people seeking that free education (we are likely talking not a measly $47 billion a year for at least the first few years, but more likely hundreds of billions of dollars, just for tuitions each year). but another side effect would be that collages and universities would not be able to handle anywhere near the numbers of people that they would need to provide educations to. think of it this way. just how many colleges and universities are currently empty, and taking in every student that applies? so there would also need to be a huge building boom just to provide the space needed to educate everyone, more hundreds of billions of dollars. since at that point higher education paid by tax payers would become a right for every American, and thus they would have to let everyone avail themselves of that education.
and this would lead to even more issues that this free education would cause. once higher education is free, and thus more people would be able to get it. first off it would cause a huge amount of people to take low paying jobs since there will not be anywhere near enough jobs for people with higher education. which in turn would cause pretty much every job to require a collage degree. including jobs like flipping burgers at McDonalds, or being a cashier at Wal-mart. you might think i am overblowing the issue, but i am not. i have lived in a country that has a much higher number of people with college education vs the number jobs that really need a higher education. years ago while traveling out in the Provinces (pretty much out in the middle of nowhere in the country), i saw a big ad for a gas station chain looking for new workers. for cashiers they wanted not just a college education, but preferably with their degree being accounting. for drivers for their trucks to deliver the fuel, they required a college degree (didn't seem to matter what degree). even to just pump gas they required at least some college education. and remember in the US those jobs at a similar gas station are mostly taken by people without even graduating high school. so in the end this free education would end up causing the requiring higher education for the most basic jobs. which means that without a college/university education, you would not even be able to find a job. forget about getting a high paying job.
and that is where all Bernie's and AOC's supporters who are wanting their promised free education, are letting themselves be misled. they all think that by being given that free higher education, that they will all be able to get high paying jobs. but unfortunately high paying jobs do not increase when more people have more education. they see themselves no longer having to work their low paying jobs as waitresses, cashiers, burger flippers and the like, because with that higher education they will instead be working as executives and management. but the reality is that all that would change in the end, is the requirements for every job. and that in the end they will still be minimum wage waitresses, cashiers and burger flippers. just ones that happen to have college and university degrees. and that if they can't get those degrees, they won't even be able to work at those jobs anymore.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
I like her because she makes Republicans so angry. If we are experiencing depression style poverty rates maybe we need to return back to FDR levels of taxation. The profits from productivity gains are so high the billionaires will not even see a shred of difference to their lifestyles.
The music will keep playing! It sure looks like a young Trump in the first 20 seconds of the video!
Heard last week that she inked a $10 million movie deal of her biography.