Bernie

Does anyone else get the idea that most of Bernie Sanders’ supporters are college students who don’t want to repay their loans?

graduation capOf course, they’re in this fix thanks to Democrats (and some Republicans) who flooded the higher-ed market with easy loans; greedy, (mostly) liberal university administrators who took advantage by jacking up tuition far beyond the inflation rate (allowing them to pay themselves handsomely); entitled young people who demand expensive services and facilities as their right; a glut of regulations that drive up costs; and politically correct campuses that offer expensive degrees that provide no practical preparation for today’s job market.

Young people with few career prospects and huge debt loads seem fixated on the idea of income inequality and corporate greed. Ironically, lied to and let down by the Democrats, they are being driven into the waiting arms of a demagogic socialist, who seems to think that the solution is to confiscate even higher taxes from their parents. I wonder how that will work for them?

Perhaps they should focus their rage on who actually brought them to this pass–the liberals and progressives in government and education who have fed the maw of the university-industrial complex.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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