President Donald Trump is a heartless capitalist who just wants to enrich his billionaire buddies and enrich the rich. So say many liberals.
It’s a tactic that most Americans don’t seem to buy into. If they like or they don’t like Trump, it, fortunately, doesn’t seem to hinge on his wealth. Indeed if anything, the fact that he is successful has always seemed to count to his credit with most Americans, as evidence of the ability to get things done.
And in the face of a political world that fails to get a lot done, that was of course quite an attractive nature.
But in academia, where students are fed a constant diet of the benefits of socialism and where it is basically de rigueur to hate Trump, hating the rich and despising capitalism is simply the accepted norm.
Of course, the socialist views on the economy expressed by Bernie Sanders would actually be the heartless one ultimately as it would kill the economy and overburden them in debt.
But of course right now all they hear is ‘free stuff, free stuff!’
Thus, when Trump came up with a tax plan, it must obviously be heartless and impractical.
But what would students think if they heard the plan was from adored socialist Bernie Sanders?
Campus Reform decided to find out.
They went to George Washington University to ask students their opinions on Trump’s new tax plan.
And without too much more than that, students began registering their dislike for the plan. Despite really knowing nothing other than it was Trump’s.
“It’s not the most efficient, nor beneficial to the general populous,” said one student when asked her opinion of Trump’s plan.
“It’s better for the upper class than anyone else,” added another.
But then after watching student after student state their dislike of the plan, they then asked the students what they thought of Bernie Sanders’ tax plan.
And Campus Reform outlined some of the elements of Sanders’ plan.
1. Increase the child tax credits.
2. Eliminating the ‘death tax.’
3. Lower the small business rate to a maximum of 25%.
And the students all loved the plan.
Immediately, they expressed excitement and support after hearing the details of the plan.
The only problem for them? There was no tax plan for Senator Sanders. The plan they loved was actually President Trump’s.
Yes, they initially rejected the Trump out of hand, as one might expect from indoctrinated college students.
But there’s something to be said for these students.
First, of course, they recognized that the three points of Trump’s plan were good. So that’s hopeful and shows they’re not completely indoctrinated in the ways of socialism.
Then they admitted that there was a bias against anything that Trump might say, so they were honest. And they acknowledged that wasn’t a good thing.
One even noted at the end of the video, that that kind of bias is damaging to hearing ‘different points of view.’
Exactly! Congratulations, students! You just learned a lesson at college. And you didn’t even have to pay for it.