American wages have risen at a snail’s pace over the past 30 years. At the same time, the cost of higher education has risen dramatically. College education is becoming almost impossible for low- and middle-income families to afford.
The Joe Biden government requires that both preschool and community college be offered free to all Americans. A White House spokesman said: “We consider the American Family Plan to be a core element of President Biden’s strategy to rebuild and create a strong and inclusive economy for the future. “
The plan would obviously benefit many Americans on both sides of the aisle. Of course, the hosts at Fox and Friends had to tell their viewers that it was a bad idea.
Host Ainsley Earhardt complained: “Think of free college. If your family isn’t making a lot of money, there is such a thing as a scholarship. You can request this now. We don’t have to give every single person a free college. … If you made the effort to get into college, they can give you a scholarship. If you deserve it. “
Ainsley Earhardt: “Think of a free college. If your family doesn’t make a lot of money, there’s a scholarship. You can apply now. We don’t have to give everyone a free college.” pic.twitter.com/I7Y0V9vpUe
– Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 28, 2021
Brian Kilmeade then weighed: “We’re going to have a free community college – free for people to go, but it’s going to cost half of America that money. Free Pre-K – and you have the expense calculation beyond that. [It would] Basically a slowly but surely socialized economic system that we have. “
Regardless of the arguments put forward by the Fox hosts, the idea of the free community college is hugely popular with voters. A recent study showed that 63% of Americans supported the idea.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.