Dems Offer Freebies Instead of Introspection

from the American Spectator:

Candidates See Land of the Free or of the Freeloader?

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch never said it to the various presidential hopefuls aiming to unseat the current occupant of the Oval Office. And whoever says it now risks issuing a warning misunderstood as a challenge.

Elizabeth Warren proposes free college tuition and debt forgiveness for student loans. “The entire cost of my broad debt cancellation plan and universal free college is more than covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” Warren explains. “For decades, we’ve allowed the wealthy to pay less while burying tens of millions of working Americans in education debt. It’s time to make different choices.” read more

Turns Out, Free Stuff is Really Expensive

from IBD:

Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That ‘Free’ Could Cost So Much?

Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party’s leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick. Free Medicare for all! Guaranteed income! Guaranteed jobs! Subsidized housing! Free college! Universal pre-school! Wow, and all for free.

Well, not exactly. In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs. It’s a lot.

It’s not just the free aspect, but the fact that the democratic socialists have made so many promises that must be paid for that will make it so tough to swallow for most voters. read more