While President Obama occasionally remembers that he shot a video on Air Force One promising two free years of community college to anyone willing to work for it, Bernie Sanders has been promising a free college education for everyone since the beginning of the campaign. That plan could be problematic, though. Sanders wants to free students from working in factories and on farms, but what if an ambitious millennial would like to study agricultural science?
At Thursday night’s debate in Wisconsin, Sanders sounded as if his free college plan was meant to free the population from the “massive despair” of manual labor.
Sanders said people shouldn't have to work farms. Forget the fact that Americans need to eat. #PBSdebate
— EdgeOfAnarchy (@RadioAnarchyVLR) February 12, 2016
I'm pretty sure people choose to work farms. https://t.co/lUO3zOmCoq
— Dave S (@1979amish) February 12, 2016
Ouch. Who SHOULD have to work in factories and on the farms?
Bernie, Bernie, Bernie. You just slapped blue… https://t.co/ZWaSnn5LN8
— sandra price (@ecosandy) February 12, 2016
WAIT SANDERS SAID OUR KIDS SHOULD NOT BE WORKING IN FACTORIES AND FARMS,,HELL WE DID,WHAT THE HELL IS HE TALKING ABOUT,,THEYNEED TO LEARN:((
— BIGTIMEAJ (@ajfromhouston) February 12, 2016
What's wrong w/ working in factories & farms? Bernie, you're losing me on free college for all. How bout liveable wages for all? #DemDebate
— Shannon Monnat (@smonnat) February 12, 2016
Bernie still talking about working in factories and farms like it's 1912
— Bandz Fanon (@SagemanianDevil) February 12, 2016
— John F. Johnson (@TeamJFJ) February 12, 2016
— Jeff H (@politicswarblog) February 12, 2016
Bernie doesn't like that poorer people had to work on farms to pay for school when rich kids didn't. ?? That's fucking American values!!
— Victor Arroyo (@soycuate) February 12, 2016
Mmmm, Bernie, I know a lot of people who prefer to work in factories and on farms. No, really–they're actually out there
— Kim Life (@NomadRedux) February 12, 2016
It could be worse; you could be working at McDonald’s.
— Steve_M (@BookProp) February 12, 2016
— Angela Taipe (@Skangelita) February 12, 2016
#DemDebate Bernie Sanders: Are you working at a McDonalds? That is why there is massive despair.
— 57th State (@57thState) February 12, 2016
Intrigued by the proximity of "working at McDonald's" and "that is why there's massive despair."
— Sarah Larson (@asarahlarson) February 12, 2016
There is massive despair all over this country. @BernieSanders
— Melanie Addington (@MelAddington) February 12, 2016
There is 'massive despair' today b/c we've had 7 years of King Community Organizer. #DemDebate
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) February 12, 2016
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 12, 2016