If you’re going to resort to bribery, use your own money

If you’re going to resort to bribery, use your own money

In an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Buffy and Cordelia are both running to be Homecoming Queen.

Buffy starts handing out cupcakes to get students to vote for her.  And in one scene, she is making her pitch to one boy as he devours the cupcake.  Then the boy says to her, “Cordelia gave me six bucks. That buys a whole lotta cupcakes.”

It’s naïve to think candidates wouldn’t stoop to bribery for votes.

I remember during the 2000 election hearing on the news that folks were giving homeless people five bucks and a pack of cigarettes to go vote for Al Gore.

But what’s five bucks? That might be enough for Homecoming Queen. But not President.

Everyone in the 2020 Democrat clown car have taken bribery to new and shameless heights.

Problem is, unlike Cordelia, they’re not bribing voters with their own money.

Instead, they’re bribing them with ours.

“Free” college, “Free” healthcare, “Free” childcare, “Reparations” – almost every “policy” program they advance is based on the promise that some people will get stuff that is paid for by other people who can get stuffed.

The bribery schemes are courtesy of us.

Now, I would never vote for Elizabeth Warren.

So why in Lucifer’s reach should I be expected to fund Liz’s bribery for votes effort?

Yesterday, Liz unveiled her ridiculous “student debt forgiveness” bribery scheme which can be summed up thus:

“Vote for me and I’ll force other people pay off your student loans.  And that’ll leave you money to buy a whole lotta cupcakes!”

At least Cordelia Chase and Buffy were honest about what they were doing.

Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, is such a dishonest hack, she’s trying to pass off this vote-buying scheme as sound public policy.

But we weren’t born yesterday.

This is nothing more than buying votes.

With someone else’s money.

It isn’t colleges and universities who will be forgiving that debt.

They will still expect to be paid.

And that’s where we come in.

American taxpayers will be on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in tuition.

And don’t believe for a millisecond that Liz will stop with extracting that balance due from the “ultra-rich.”  There’s not enough wealthy people in the universe to cover the cost of debt forgiveness and “free” college.

And since under Liz’s “plan,” taxpayers will guarantee payment to colleges and universities, those universities will continue to crank up the cost of tuition.  Why shouldn’t they?  We taxpayers will be the never-ending gobstopper of endowments.

The fact is, Warren’s plan is entirely unworkable.

And I’ll let you in on a little secret: she knows it.

This isn’t about “Universal Free College” and “Debt Forgiveness.”

It’s vote-buying by promising tens of thousands of dollars to each person who was too stupid to know that taking out a loan with no hope of paying it back was a bad idea.

But then again, Democrats prey on the weak and the stupid.

And thanks to the state of the American Education System, Liz knows there are plenty of weak and stupid people out there who will fall for her okey-doke.

They’ll donate money to Liz’s campaign – even if it means forgoing their monthly student loan payment to do it.  Hey, why not?  Liz promises to forgive that debt anyway!

And provided no other Democrat candidate comes up with a better bribery scheme, they’ll support Liz Warren in the primaries.

Which, at the end of the day, is exactly what Liz’s vote-buying scheme was all about.

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6 thoughts on “If you’re going to resort to bribery, use your own money

  • April 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    The fact is, they will eventually be paying for their own college and others as well, if they end up actually getting a job with their worthless degrees. They will pay through taxes, and over time it will be more expensive than if they just forked out for their own education because the next generation will demand free stuff too. These kids are stupid if they fall for this, but then again, look at what they have been taught and who those teachers are.

    • April 24, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Ramona, I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. When they get their worthless degrees, they’ll never find a high-enough paying job to cause them to pay taxes. Remember, the bottom 60% pay less than 2% of all income taxes.

  • April 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    If Fauxchahontas is elected and gets this asinine idea through congress, I want reparations. I paid off my student debt.

  • April 24, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Among traits common to democrats,besides looking into a camera and blatantly lying,and rank hypocrisy is an insatiable greed for money they never have to work for. They suck up millions in dirty money but give nothing to charity.The basic philosophy of liberalism is taking money from people who won’t vote for you to buy votes from people who will. Been doing it for decades. When it comes to scooping up huge sums of cash for nothing the Clinton Crime Family are without peer.

  • April 24, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Jim Geraghty had a great question for Warren: Why student debt? Why not mortgage debt? Forgive everybody’s mortgage–that’s more crushing than student loan debt, and mortgage debt actually crushes people who are working to pay it off. Why not? Because it’s as stupid an idea as forgiving student debt.

    These students took on this debt willingly. If they were too dumb to know what they were doing to themselves, maybe you ought to start teaching basic finance in high school instead of “Heather has two mommies.”

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