We received a little negative feedback over our ‘Free is never free’ post, and it would appear a little remedial lesson in some basic mathematics, plus logic, is in order.
We noted that ‘free for all’ socialism programs hurt those most vulnerable: low-income and the poor, and the younger Millennials just starting out in the job/business market.
Most of the negativity addressed Millennials who would benefit from a Bernie-Sanders ‘free education, student-loan forgiveness’ boon if he were to get elected president. They point out (rightly) that across-the board price hikes on everyday products and services would not match the massive tens of thousands in student-loan debt they’d dodge.
But, they forget that the student-loan crowd is just a small part of a larger demographic of the young Millennials, low-income, and poor that would be hit hardest by price hikes.
Sure, those who may dodge a student-loan bullet benefit greatly, but they seem willing to give no thought to the massive amount of vulnerable hurt by resulting price hikes.
And, they’re also oblivious to the fact a trillions-of-dollars free healthcare concept will also contribute to serious price hikes on many goods and services, while providing minimal benefits to the youth who, historically, are the least consumers of healthcare.
(And don’t even get us started on the resulting rationed services and death-panels.)
Bottom-Line: Numbers don’t lie.
We reiterate…Free ain’t free.
Socialists of the Nation…think again.