Politicians will promise ANYTHING to get elected ... and borrow other people's ideas when they realize how popular they are...
Hillary Clinton’s new education plan will make community colleges free for 4 years — and ensure that those with student loans wouldn’t be required to pay more than 10 percent of their income in debt payments. The plan would be paid for by limiting the value of itemized tax deductions for the wealthiest taxpayers, and increasing unspecified taxes [capital gains?]
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first bill as a senator had called for reducing the interest rates that government charges student borrowers. Warren announced her plan to set student loan interest rates at the same level big banks receive from the Federal Reserve (which is near ZERO percent and much lower than Clinton's plan).
Last May Senator Bernie Sanders had already officially introduced a bill that would eliminate undergraduate tuition, which would eliminate tuition costs at all 4-year public colleges and universities. Is Hillary using Bernie's idea? Boston Globe:
"Clinton remains the formidable front-runner in the Democratic presidential contest, but during the summer she’s seen her poll numbers — particularly in New Hampshire — slip as Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has drawn huge crowds with his liberal message. One of his biggest applause lines comes when he talks about his plan for debt-free education. Groups on the left were already lining up to praise the Clinton proposal and take credit..."
Black Lives Matter
At a recent campaign rally for Senator Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter members Marissa Janae Johnson (below left) and Mara Jacqueline Willaford (below right) took the stage, forced Bernie to the side, and threatened to shut down his rally if they couldn't talk first (video and full story here).
Marissa Janae Johnson had asked the crowd to “join us now in holding Bernie Sanders accountable” for not doing enough to address police brutality. But out of 535 members of Congress, what more could Bernie have done than anybody else ... such as President Obama (top left) or U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (top right)? And what more has Hillary Clinton done that Bernie Sanders hasn't?
After the rally was called off, Mara Jacqueline Willaford continued to yell at Sanders as he exited the stage.
Can you imagine if Martin Luther King Junior had got up on a podium where JFK or Senator Bobby Kennedy were giving a speech, and getting in their faces the way Black Lives Matter did with Senator Bernie Sanders? Will President Obama invite Black Lives Matter to the Oval Office to discuss their concerns, the way JFK did with MLK?
Hillary Clinton will campaign in New Hampshire to hold a town hall meeting in Exeter to unveil her college affordability plan (which she stole from Bernie Sanders). She will also hold a grassroots organizing event in Manchester. Will Black Lives Matter show up at those events as well? And if so, will they storm the podium and demand that Hillary give up her microphone and let them speak first — or threaten to shut down her event as well? We will see.
Ferguson in the News Again
Michael Brown shopping at a local convenience store in Ferguson last year.
What part of this isn't true? Peace-loving demonstrators in Ferguson Missouri recently marked the anniversary of the unjustified death of Michael Brown, the innocent black man who was shot and killed (for no reason at all) by a deranged rouge cop who was out driving around looking to kill an unarmed black man — a young man who was only walking down the street minding his own business.
This was what had supposedly spurred the Black Lives Matter movement funded by billionaire George Soros.
During the occasion in Ferguson yesterday to honor their local hero, gunfire erupted and a man was shot by police. At a press conference at 3:30 a.m., Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police said plainclothes officers were monitoring a man in a crowd of protesters who they believed was armed.
It turns out the man was armed with a stolen 9mm Sig Sauer, and became involved in an exchange of gunfire with another party, and who then fired on four plainclothes officers in an unmarked SUV. The officers fired back, hitting the man, who is now in critical condition. He was identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., whose father had said was a friend of Michael Brown — and that they were "real close".