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Student Demanding Free College Has No Clue How to Pay For It

Student Demanding Free College Has No Clue How to Pay For It

Forget illegals, deport millennials.

“The movement, the Million Student March, is a movement for a more equitable and fair system of education as opposed to the really corporate model that we have right now,” said Keely Mullen, Million Student March Organizer, on Neil Cavuto’s show Thursday.

Their “three core demands,” (yes, demands) are simple: free public college, cancellation of student debt, and $15 an hour minimum wage for campus workers.

All was well and good until Mullen was asked the obvious — how exactly will those three demands be paid for?

[Blank stare]

“Great question. Uh, I mean, you know, so, I’m not sure if you’re talking on like a national level or at particular schools, I can sort of touch on both,” said Mullen.

And it actually got worse from there:

Cavuto: If you want all that stuff, someone has to pick up the tab, who would that be?

Mullen: Um, the 1% of people in society that are hoarding the wealth and really sort of causing a catastrophe that students are facing. I mean we have a relationship right now where 1% of the population owns more wealth than the 99% combined.

Cavuto: The 1% just had their taxes raised a few years ago to 40%, then to pay for the healthcare law they had them raised a few percentage points, then they had their deductions limited to raise another couple points, where depending on state and locality, they’re pushing over 50% in taxes. How much higher do you think, how much more do you think they should pay?

Mullen: Um, I think enough until we have a system where not 1 in 2 American families are threatened with poverty.

Cavuto: So where do they go? They’re smart folks, these people, these 1% hoarders, right. So if they leave here, then who’s gonna pay for all this stuff that you want?

Mullen: [awkward pause] If they leave… ?

Cavuto: The country.

Mullen: Oh! [smiles] I mean, there’s always gonna be a 1% in the U.S. The U.S. is like the bastion of capitalism and its success (irony, completely lost on her).

Cavuto: Do you think the 1% could pay for all of this?

Mullen: Absolutely! 85 people in the world hold more wealth than half of the global population.

Cavuto: Wait a minute. So are we talking about 85 billionaires or are you extending this to the 1% or whomever earn a little bit north of $250k? At what level, Keely, do you say you gotta start paying a helluva lot more than you’re paying in taxes?

Mullen: I mean, I think people earning, certainly people earning more than a million dollars a year should be contributing to the wellness of society.

A worthy cause for humane deportation I can wholly support:

Were it real, I’d be all:

Shut-up-and-take-my-money

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Clueless is as clueless does.

Clearly she never took Econ 101.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to profshadow. | November 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I really wish he had asked what her Major was in school. Who whats to bet it is the equivalent to underwater basket weaving?

    Milwaukee in reply to profshadow. | November 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I’m guessing that you are, as I am, hoping she never took, or passed Econ 101. But given what goes on these days, I wouldn’t be so sure.

We can see the results of the education she’s paying a fortune for; now imagine her with a free education.

My God! She went to college and this is how she thinks! I would take her degree away on principle.

Another gender studies major.

The government has been offering a free education for a long time. See your congressman or local ROTC adviser. LOL!

I don’t think we need to go to the trouble & expense of deporting millennials (students); they should just be returned to their rightful position in society: seen, but not heard.

Hilarious.

Stockade. Tar. Feathers. Whips. Tattoo a large green I on her forehead for idiot, of the economics variety,

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Juba Doobai!. | November 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Kind of like Bill Engvall’s “Here’s your sign.” See if she had of been wearing her sign they would have known not to put her on the air.

Hell why not forgive her loans? Our government is practically crony capitalism as it is. Our nation’s finances are so hinky I would be stunned if we’d even notice paying off their debt.

We just print more money or borrow from our grand children.

Cool! This is why neither Hillary nor Bernie have been on Neil’s show. None of the Democrat candidates would be able to answer Cavuto’s questions either.

Actually, Keely forgot to answer the question the way Obama and the Democrats in Congress (or a used car salesman) would answer:

“This is too important for a little thing like financing to get in the way. We’ll borrow the money and figure out how to pay for it later…. After all, why should we handle this program any differently than any other government program?”

This young woman, as many note, should not be able to vote, engage in commerce, or serve the public. She is not yet mature enough to be an adult.

I suggest she be returned to her parents. They can place her into a single-sex finishing school until they marry her off safely to a Wall Street broker.

Conservative Beaner | November 12, 2015 at 9:03 pm

I could not watch the entire video because every time Keely opened her mouth my head started to hurt.

College, wasting minds terribly.

They just do not understand TANSTAAFL, There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. They think the money comes from nowhere and can be used for whatever they want. It’s not a new idea, but it is still just as dumb as ever.

Money for Nothing

    Doncha know that there is a huge money tree out back of the White House where the Government goes out and picks whatever amount they need every morning? Obama said it was so.

Meet the new Fed Head or the Hildabeast’s head of Econ advisors. Milton Friedman is spinning in his grave.

“I don’t believe those math facts. I feeel”

This is not ignorance.

This is sheer stupidity and as Ron White said “You can’t fix stupid.”

If I were her parents, I’d ask for a refund of her tuition.

If only she were smart enough to be embarrassed by that performance. She may never get a clue as to how bad that looked.

Make schools responsible for whatever student loan money their former students don’t play back.

Students: So, what we want is for college to be free and for everyone to always get A’s. And trophies. Lots of shiny trophies.

Can we stop with the mindless “Million March” protest names? I’ll go one better if you use the “Million March” name, and a million don’t show up, you should be put in stocks in the public square and slapped silly by some group like Little People, who are definitely less privileged than whatever you think you’re complaining about.

    platypus in reply to gulfbreeze. | November 13, 2015 at 1:18 am

    That is one of the better comments I’ve read this year. But think about all the self-esteem you’re advocating to squash. These little special snowflakes have egos, donchaknow.

Her philosophy: “Let’s steal someone else’s money to buy me free stuff. Because injustice.”

“The movement, the Million Student March, is a movement for a more equitable and fair system of education as opposed to the really corporate model that we have right now,”

It’s a good thing that there are still some of us – what’s left of the work force after Mullen-Obamanomics – march to work every day to pay our bills, feed our kids, send them off to school and pay taxes using the corporate model. Capitalism, the revolution of the diligent, produces far-reaching positive results in those who work it.

And yet, it all seems so inequitable and unfair for me to support the low-information whiner hand-out generation who spend their time protesting a work ethic.

    “And yet, it all seems so inequitable and unfair for me to support the low-information whiner hand-out generation who spend their time protesting a work ethic.” —- THAT is the bottom line. I’m a parent of several “Millinials” and thankfully, they’re a bit brighter than this! I also agree that they are not mature enough to even vote. They want everything handed to them, want nothing to do with a work ethic. I’m a “Boomer” but I wanted to work (and did) from the time I was 15, had no qualms with minimum wage, as I KNEW I had to work my way “up the ladder.” Today, they want to go from college to management and $250k to start, or they whine – or won’t work but protest. I’ll never understand, but I am grateful mine know better than this Keely. She made my head hurt. Take care,Jennifer! (Your comment influenced my user name..I’m new!)

Wally thinks she makes sense.

http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-11-02

If the Universities were run on a “corporate” model, they would be closed. A business with high costs that produces a dysfunctional product (e.g., Mullen)would be closed by the end of the week. These places are expensive and produce graduates who are both ignorant and incapable of thinking because they run on a government model that includes kickbacks to the establishment politicians.

One of the most important things I learned in elementary school was not to say “um”. Well, that was like a half century ago, and times change.

Well, what do you want? Um.

How is that going to be paid? Um.

What a joke!

None of this matters Keely. Our asstoot Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Global Warming is mankind’s greatest threat. (We are all going to die UNLESS a politician saves us from ourselves…)

Yet, one has to wonder after listening to Kerry and to you, Keely (Wow! Both your names end in “Y! A special dispensation, ya know.) whether ignorance is the greatest threat to mankind.

The obvious last question should have been” “and what do you contribute to society Ms Mullen?”

The parents of these imbeciles need to be punched in the face.

    Disgusted55 in reply to gwsjr425. | November 13, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I have children who are “Millenials”, and if they EVER behaved like this young woman demanding free college, $15 an hour for working on campus, and forgiven student debt, I’d happily take a punch in the face. More so, if they ever spouted such nonsense (along with, “Of course they’d pay 90% in taxes!”) on a national TV News program!

What struck me most was how kind Cavuto was during the entire exchange, and how patient. Probably the first time Mullen was ever talked to as an adult in her life.

How about, like when I was a student, I worked (2 jobs most of the time), did my studies, chased girls and had friends. College is a time to have fun, but ALSO a time to grow up to face the challenges of the world. I realize you will run up debt if you don’t have scholarships or a family with money. I ran up that debt, I got out and I paid back my loans. I appreciate my degree because I EARNED IT. I appreciate my job(s) because I WORKED FOR MY EDUCATION. I appreciate my life because I EARNED IT.

These kids need to realize, as Mr. Cuvato so wisely pointed out, someone has to pay. Are the rich folks getting my education? No, they have their own. Is the 1% giving me something simply because I showed up? Why should they? GROW UP you little TWITS and realize if you want something, you work for it, you sacrifice, you put the time in to it. Realize that if you are getting a service, you need to earn it. Why am I or the 1% or anyone else responsible for your college dollars? Is it fair someone has more money than me? Yes, they’ve been smart enough to earn it or at least inherit it (because their parents were smart enough to earn it). They’ve worked for their money just like I have.

GET A JOB, GET A CLUE, GROW UP and quit expecting everything to be handed to you, THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES, SOMEONE ALWAYS HAS TO PAY. If you’re eating the lunch, IT SHOULD BE YOU WHO PAYS. Economist Milton Friedman taught us that. You know, economist, as in specialist with money and things related?

They’ll pay for it the way all liberals/socialists pay for things.
Hold a gun to the heads of capitalists and make them pay for it!

See how easy that was?

How about we also start holding court on universities and asking them why such idiots get in and how they are allowed to get through courses and matriculate?

Stupid question, I’m sure. We all know the answer to that: it’s because the govt is granting student loans like candy. Universities have no reason to be selective or churn out quality graduates. They just release degree holders.

College degrees are almost meaningless now. Imagine if they’re free. From the Ivy League to generic state universities, those degrees mean less and less. VoTech programs however, still mean something. For the most part you can still put some faith into what a VoTech graduate can do. Rather ironic.

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