Tuition-free public college, the cancellation of student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for campus workers were just a few of the rallying cries heard at a Million Student March that recently took place on college campuses across the country.
Darletta Scruggs, one of the movement’s organizers, met with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and to say that things got heated between them is an understatement.
Scruggs insisted that American students face a massive debt crisis while the government fails to prioritize affordable education. Her argument rested on the fact that the government is spending money – to the tune of a trillion dollars – on military spending, as well as on expanding prisons. In her mind, if all that money is just “lying around” then it can be used to pay for education and other freebies for entitled Millennials.
Cavuto brought up the fact of the $19 trillion national debt and that Bernie Sanders, who she supports, has admitted that changes to the educational system on a scale of this magnitude cannot be made without raising taxes on both wealthy and middle class Americans.
We’re spending our money on wars, we’re spending our money on tax breaks for big, wealthy corporations. This system of capitalism has proven itself illegitimate, and it cannot provide basic things like education, shelter, health care.”
She even criticized the far left Hillary Clinton as “the candidate of Walmart, Wall Street and war.”
What do you think of Scruggs’ assessment of our ‘illegitimate’ capitalist system? Should the government be paying for free education for all?