Maher on student loan forgiveness: College is a ‘scam’ and more education doesn’t solve everything

Comedian Bill Maher – the champion of telling it like it is – blasted Big Brother’s student loan forgiveness program as a “giant scam.”

Appearing on Friday’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher pointed out that President Joe Biden’s student debt handout program that will cancel $10,000 to $25,000 of debt for eligible borrowers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

“I know this is supposed to address income inequality, but it kind of does the reverse,” the 66-year-old political commentator said to the panel.

In fact, a former economist for President Barack Obama’s administration agreed in a critical Twitter post earlier this week that he predicts the program with fuel inflation, raise the cost of education, and will encourage educators to increase the already high cost of education.

(Video Credit: Real Time with Bill Maher)

Maher also recognized that the more college is pushed on everyone, the less relevant it becomes.

“I keep saying, it’s not about affordability. Yes, college is unaffordable, [but] it’s about making college more unnecessary,” Maher argued.

“It’s a giant scam,” he continued. “It’s a consumer product that they’re selling you as a golden ticket to be in the upper middle class, but they’re not really getting any education.”

Maher continued by recognizing that most people’s degrees are meaningless and have no real-world applicability to the job market.

“I’m just saying, most jobs, they do not really require — it’s a scam,” Maher said.

“And I’ve — you talked about nurses, I’ve talked to so many nurses…administrators, teachers, they all have this complaint that, at a certain point, they need more education to advance in their career, when really, they know exactly what they’re doing,” the New York native said. “They don’t, it’s just a way to make you go back to school.”

“And I feel like education is to Democrats what tax cuts are to Republicans,” he concluded. “They think it solves everything.”

Late last year, Maher took on the highly controversial Critical Race Theory that is infiltrating American schools with a quasi-Marxist ideology of separating people into the oppressed and the oppressors and teaches a revisionist United States history on the false idea that the country’s leaders are responsible for “systemic oppression” of blacks.

Responding to a professor’s argument that parents are upset by children being taught black history in Virginia, Maher said, “I find that a disingenuous argument. Because I don’t think that is what people are objecting to, I don’t think most people.”

“Now, of course, there are some places in this country where they will and some people who will, but they’re not objecting to black history being taught. There are other things going on in the schools…” he said. “Like separating children by race and describing them as either oppressed or oppressor. I mean, there are children coming home who feel traumatized by this. That’s what’s — that’s what parents are objecting to.”

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