In what way? The Progressive candidates say the word free more than most candidates say "the"
Free for who? Liberals and progressives tend to be more highly educated, more likely to have jobs, etc. Less likely to need help from the government. And people on social programs are unlikely to vote. So what is in it for the Progressives? You seem to think people are only voting for their own self interest. But then you agree with the sensible nature of what they want. That nobody should starve to death or be bankrupt from going to school or die from lack of health insurance.
So what is the argument? The government should do something to fix those problems. BUt yes, that costs money. So what is the point? Who should pay to make sure people who are4 struggling should get the care they need? Poor people who can't afford it in the first place?
It sounds like you are just repeating things you have heard without thinking about if you actually agree with them. WHy waste your time then? Just to get attention, I guess?
Not at all attention seeking kind sir. It's a matter of what should be "free" in question. Obviously nothing in life is free, but what should fall in the umbrella of rights and just handouts is where I'm driving at. Health insurance sure, but I have yet to hear any Democratic candidate come up with a fair and sustainable solution of how we achieve that. College is not a right, hence the onace should not be on the tax payer. Community college, sure, there's an argument for that, but is community college really that expensive where its breaking people's backs?
The fix is easy, have a flat tax, or at the very least, a 2 maybe 3 tier tax system where the deltas between the tiers are maybe 3%. is it really fair that a difference in income of $1000, hell even 5K, can put someone in the 22% threshold while the other still sits at 12? No, there shouldnt be these ridiculously imbalanced tiers that favor certain income brackets.
And AOC is the queen of self interest. She had a job that paid minimum wage because thats what it warrants with all due respect, yet she feels that job is entitled to more, and make no mistake she still has many friends in that field that she wants to hand these things out to.