Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) responded to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D) veiled critique of her “free” college proposal, defending her plan as “an investment in an entire generation of young people.”
Warren defended her “free” college proposal during a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday, arguing that children should view education as a “first-rate alternative” no matter how much money they come from.
“Right now, they’re not paying (a) fair share of their taxes, and if they pitch in that two cents, we can provide the money for an investment in an entire generation of young people,” Warren said, according to the Des Moines Register.
In a Medium post in April, Warren outlined her plan for universal free public college and the mass cancellation of student loan debt.
Warren’s plan promises the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt and tuition-free two-year or four-year public colleges.
This is a GOP talking point used to dismantle public systems, & it’s sad to see a Dem candidate adopt it.
Let’s talk about why Republicans are wrong on this.
Just like rich kids can attend public school, they should be able to attend tuition-free public college.
Here’s why. https://t.co/pWprP0qrhG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 29, 2019