Free college tuition was the primary reason <pun intended> voters supported Bernie Sanders last weekend at my Washington State caucus. Apparently, it was an early April Fool’s joke on them.
Washington State is ultra-progressive and liberal. Yet, our state supreme court decided that K-12 education wasn’t adequately funded. The legislature still balked. The supreme court held them in contempt of court and fined them $100K/day.
If states like Washington can’t manage to fund K-12 education, how the hell do gullible Sanders supporters think he’ll fulfill this campaign promise? Apparently, they stop listening as soon as he says the words “Wall Street:”
Our plan imposes the tax on Wall Street speculation, which raises more than enough money to pay for free tuition in public colleges and universities. Two-thirds of the money comes from the federal government. A third comes from the states. [emphasis added]
The $28 billion tab on that pesky third comes from the states. Meanwhile, failure to fund K-12 education has been an issue before supreme courts in every state.