Fox Business host Neil Cavuto destroyed a student activist’s argument demanding “free” college education by simply asking who’s going to pay for it.
Keeley Mullen, the national organizer for the #MillionStudentMarch, appeared on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” Thursday to explain the group’s demands: “Tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.”
After Mullen listed her group’s demands, calling for “a more equitable and fair system of education,” Cavuto asked, “How’s that going to be paid?”
“Um, great question,” she replied after some hesitation. “I mean, you know, so—I’m not sure if you’re talking about a national level or per school?”
After Cavuto pressed her, Mullen said that the money had to come from the top one percent of earners “who are hoarding the wealth and are really sort of causing a catastrophe we’re facing.”
Cavuto noted that the people of Greece were “rioting in the streets because the money’s gone” and government was unable to pay for many of the social services and entitlements that Muller’s group was demanding.
“Um … I mean yeah there’s like a global catastrophe right now of um … complete like defunding of social services.”
“Because they ran out of money,” Cavuto said, bringing to mind the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s oft-quoted line, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
When Mullen suggested that those earning in excess of $1 million per year should pay 90 percent in taxes, Cavuto pointed out that even taxing the top income earners at 100 percent wouldn’t fund Medicare for three years, let alone her group’s demands.
“Yeah, I don’t believe that,” Mullen said.
Watch the exchange, via The Washington Free Beacon.
If Cavuto gently destroyed her on national television, folks on social media were brutal.
— Bobby1960 (@Bobby1960_Bob) November 12, 2015
Hey, Keeley Mullen: the one percent doesn’t owe you anything. Work to put yourself through school, many of us did. #millionnarcissistmarch
— jana (@janaj2d) November 13, 2015
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