November 10, 2016

What did we learn at U of T “Fight the Fees” protest?

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

U of T students are marching to Queens Park to “Fight the Fees”. They want free education, and they want it now.

Watch as I ask them the fundamental question: Who pays for it?

They’re not sure how much that free education is going to cost, but they know who’s going to pay for it in the end: You

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commented 2016-11-11 13:49:36 -0500
They want us to pay for their degrees then they’ll expect to make the big bucks at some highfalutin’ job we’ll have to subsidize. What a bunch of brats!
commented 2016-11-11 09:14:27 -0500
The person “selling” the Marxist pamphlets gave the perfect example of why education is not “free”. “Two Dollars!… Well because we can’t afford to have it free…” LOL… Socialist FAIL!!!
commented 2016-11-11 00:59:56 -0500
I thought these millenials were against slavery? Unless slavery does not include someone else working while you pay them nothing so you do not have to.
commented 2016-11-10 22:40:02 -0500
David’s last remarks are precisely wrong: the protesters appear to believe that ordinary taxpayers won’t be affected by their demand for free education because “the rich” (a.k.a. the 1%) will pay for it, leaving their parents off the hook entirely unless their parents happen to belong to the rich. What they utterly fail to understand is that the 1% are already paying a very hefty amount of tax and that most of the cost of the “free” education will fall to their own parents and their neighbours.

This is part of a long-running scam by the Leftists who demand “Make the rich pay!” while leaving the definition of “rich” vague. When the rubber hits the road, it turns out that “the rich” includes a lot more than billionaires. Obama set that threshold at a mere $250,000, not $1 billion or even just $1 million, in his speeches.

These snowflakes need to learn a fundamental truth which science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein expressed as TANSTAAFL – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
commented 2016-11-10 21:12:13 -0500
I blame guidence councillors in High school for filling kids heads with the faulty notion that without a degree they are unemployable – also for putting a stigma on trades certifications as being 2nd rate education. Most of the kids on campus shouldn’t be there – the true academic degrees are over their heads and the humanities these days are poison to their mind and development as well as employmet future.

More money needs to go to trade schools and community colleges
commented 2016-11-10 16:41:46 -0500
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 6 hours ago
I’m so glad that my kids didn’t go to university, the finishing school for Marxists. The professors should be rounded up, and forced to pay the fees for all the students whose lives they’ve ruined by indoctrination, and for inciting these snowflakes to demand a free education. They neglect to tell them that somebody pays, as nothing in life is free. Everyone knows that if you don’t pay your own way, that you don’t appreciate what you’ve been given. Nobody gave my generation anything. We were happy to pay our own way. Or at least the majority of us were.
commented 2016-11-10 12:22:03 -0500
Actually there is no good reason why a bachelor degree should cost any more than a high school education…the reason why it does is pro-rating the trappings of prestige and a cancerous growth in administration.
commented 2016-11-10 11:08:15 -0500
I’m so glad that my kids didn’t go to university, the finishing school for Marxists. The professors should be rounded up, and forced to pay the fees for all the students whose lives they’ve ruined by indoctrination, and for inciting these snowflakes to demand a free education. They neglect to tell them that somebody pays, as nothing in life is free. Everyone knows that if you don’t pay your own way, that you don’t appreciate what you’ve been given. Nobody gave my generation anything. We were happy to pay our own way. Or at least the majority of us were.
commented 2016-11-10 10:32:40 -0500
Final comment was the interview with the lady selling the socialist papers. It demonstrates how the regressive socialists exploit the disadvantaged to the regressives own ends. Of that $2 cost per paper that looks like it cost 50 cents at the most to produce and distribute, she probably gets a nickel.
commented 2016-11-10 10:24:43 -0500
The first lady interviewed with the $15 000 loan should demand a refund based upon how inarticulate she was, even compared to the high school student who was mouthing his social studies teacher’s comments.
commented 2016-11-10 10:21:19 -0500
I fully understand these students wanting a free university education. If my university education had been free, I would not now have knee and back problems due to injuries from the blue collar labour I had to in resources to pay for my university. No need for loans, just the need to sweat and all was paid.

Except, my feeling is none of these spoiled city brats marching have to swing a hammer to pay for their education.
commented 2016-11-10 10:15:12 -0500
They have all been indoctrinated by the Marxist school system ,and the communist media (C.BC.—C.T.V.—GLOBAL ) and it turns out snow flacks .
commented 2016-11-10 10:06:31 -0500
The unproductive and lazy 1% lecturing us on the ills of the 1%. Priceless. “Bum, bum ,bum bum bum. Get a job. She na na sha na na na na, Get a job.”

Oh, right in their quest to provide everything for free the socialist have destroyed the economy and turned the once mighty Ontario powerhouse economy in to a “have not” status. Not to worry . More of the same should solve the problem.
commented 2016-11-10 09:34:31 -0500
MENZOID , the nearest I’ve come to a university education is when I watch your on campus videos

That guy seemed surprised that " other " groups were taking over
Too funny