Following Tuesday night’s yawn-fest Democratic debate, Republican candidates responded by pointing out that the spectacle was dominated almost wholly by which candidate could promise to give away the most free stuff.
Appearing on Fox & Friends, Marco Rubio noted that the Democratic candidates’ ideas makes it appear like we’re still living in the 20th century.
Rubio described Hillary Clinton’s “outdated ideas” as the biggest threat to her candidacy, stating that “…if you watched that debate last night it looked like something from the early ’80s. It was basically a liberal vs. liberal debate about who was going to give away the most free stuff.”
“Free college education, free college education for people illegally in this country, free health care, free everything,” Rubio added.
“Their answer to every problem in America is a government program and a tax increase. That’s all they prescribe time and time again.” Rubio urged.
“This is stuff from the ’80s, the mid ’80s, and we’re back there… As I said before the debate, it became exactly what I predicted it would be: a race to the left to see who’d be the most radically liberal, the most big government. And that’s what this whole primary is going to be for the Democratic side.” the Senator from Florida explained.
Frontrunner Donald Trump agreed with Rubio, separately live tweeting about how Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee spent the entire night discussing all the free stuff they were going to give away, including ObamaCare benefits and tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.
Trump noted that no one even broached the subject of benefits for Veterans.
In a campaign stop in Iowa, Senator Rand Paul dedicated a portion of a speech to outlining the dangers of “the notion of a politician who wants to give you free stuff.”
“If Bernie were here he’d say, ‘Free college education. Give it to them free,’” Paul said. “Nothing is free, though. Somebody else has to pay for it.”
Paul argued that the cost of education is expensive precisely because of federal government subsidies, and that he would lower the cost by allowing students to deduct principal and interest over the course of their subsequent careers.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.