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Bernie, faltering in the polls, tosses up Hail Mary plan on student loans

Is Sanders serious about this possible legislation, or is this a timely attempt to capture a bulk of the millennial vote prior to the debates?

Bernie Sanders likely thought that he was going to be able to run away with the 2020 democratic nomination, especially after it became common knowledge that Hillary Clinton rigged the 2016 primaries against him with the help of the DNC.

The egregious behavior by the former first lady was just one of many issues that doomed her own presidential bid against Donald Trump in 2016, as the nation looked toward her with a renewed sense of distrust.

Bernie Sanders, for all intents and purposes, could have run a campaign centered around this concept in 2020.  The PR team could have deftly insinuated that Bernie was not only gipped during the primaries, but they could lean into the “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory to intimate a belief that Sanders could very well have been the President if it weren’t for these yet-to-be-identified “Russian bots”.

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But, no.  Instead, the Sanders campaign is attempting to rue the day with some of the most progressive, liberal, and downright wacky policy proposals of the modern era – including a move that would allowed incarcerated terrorists to vote from prison.

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With the Sanders’ team hitting a major polling snag on the campaign trail, Bernie is rolling out yet another massive piece of stunt-legislation.

The 2020 White House contender will unveil the bill alongside Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), per the Washington Post. The plan goes further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as the two jockey for support from the party’s progressive base in the Democrat presidential primary.

Sanders’ effort on student loans, entitled the College For All Act, would cancel $1.6 trillion of debt, claiming to save the average borrower roughly $3,000 a year. It is estimated to cost a staggering $2 trillion and be paid for by a series of “Wall Street” taxes on such things as stock trades, bonds, and derivatives, according to the proposal.

Is Sanders serious about this possible legislation, or is this a timely attempt to capture a bulk of the millennial vote prior to the debates?

 

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