By John F. Di Leo -
Democrats have long called for grammar school to be “free” (that is, taxpayer-funded)… and they’ve long called for high school to be “free” (yes, even more taxpayer-funded)… and now the Democrats are calling for college – or at least the first two years of it – to be free as well.
The proposal can – and should – be shot down with a single point: The United States is, by any measure of the term, bankrupt. We have gone from 7 trillion dollars in debt to 15 trillion in just six years, more than doubling a national debt that had taken 220 years to accumulate before the arrival of The Resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
And this isn’t even counting the 100 trillion-plus in unfunded liabilities, such as the gaps in Social Security, Medicare, Treasury notes, and federal employee pensions, all of which exist as federal government obligations but which are not funded in any way.