Recently I spent time debating with a cousin regarding the free tuition being offered now in San Francisco. I struggle with this concept just as many of our younger generations struggle to understand why this is not a good idea and the challenges it creates.
First of all NOTHING IS EVER FREE! Someone has to pay for it. Welfare isn’t free! Healthcare certainly isn’t free! How in the world does anyone truly believe that tuition can be?
The issue is that the middle class are the ones that feel this pain and the burdensome yoke that this creates. The youth clamor thinking this is such a fantastic idea, while the liberal elite sing it’s praises! The wealthy find loopholes and the bottom gets things free with no way up from the bottom when they do.
Have you ever taken a moment to wonder why the wealthy in this country never complain about these policies that will supposedly increase their taxes?
When I asked my cousin about who was going to pay for this, he proudly proclaimed that the wealthy will pay it by increasing their property taxes on 5 million dollar and above homes! For my cousin, free sounds like a great idea! Make the rich pay for it! They can afford it!
The problem is that no one ever talks about, especially the rich is that they will never feel the pain of increased taxes the way the middle class does. Obamacare is perfect example of this failed logic! The wealthy were never impacted by this policy, the middle class was slaughtered! My premiums pre-Obamacare vs current premiums for 2017 have risen nearly 80%
The other challenges are that food prices have climbed, eating out is more expensive, entertainment has risen and a myriad of other things.
The wealthy understand how money works! This is why you never hear any complaints coming out of the financial elite on these policies and tax hikes. They know that they will continue to thrive through multiple ways.
They will hire fewer employees to do the same amount of work.
They will increase the cost of goods to the consumer.
The poor, as well as the middle class will bear these burdens. Not the wealthy.
Policies that offer free anything to the people widen the gap between the haves and the have nots. This is why they support these options. It keeps them in power and in an elite class.
Look at the minimum wage protests that have occurred. Unemployment has skyrocketed in areas that have increased minimum wage beyond the federal minimum, fewer jobs are available as businesses have had to adjust and do more with less or simply close shop.
The mentality of “free” has poisoned our society, and primarily our youth! They fail to grasp the cold hard reality that nothing is free, there is always a catch! One day, they will be the ones caught in the net cast by those who promote these ideas with no way out of the freefall that will occur.