Education: Student activists are getting a lot of press with their calls for free college as a national issue. Call us curmudgeons, but when is someone going to get up and call them the spoiled brats that they are?
Waving signs and demanding free tuition at the "Million Student March" on Thursday, thousands of students showed how college education has left them astoundingly devoid of economic literacy, most obviously in their inability to grasp that there's nothing so costly as something billed as "free."
Then on Friday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto, fresh from a stellar performance as moderator at the GOP debates, interviewed student protest leader/community organizer Keely Mullen, who led the "Million Student March," a nationwide call for free tuition at all state universities, student loan forgiveness and a $15 minimum wage.
Cavuto's first question was a knockout: "How's that going to be paid?"
"Umm, the 1% of people in society that are hoarding the wealth and kind of causing the catastrophe students are facing," Mullen replied, in a response straight out of the blather of Occupy or, more likely, her radical-left professors.
Cavuto asked her what would happen if the 1% didn't want to pay that and moved away instead.
"If they leave?"
"Oh. Ummm, I mean, there's always going to be a 1% in the U.S.," she replied.
Incredible.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE and view the Cavuto interview below:
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