“Colleges have turned into giant luxury daycare centers with overpaid babysitters anxious to indulge every student's whim,” Maher said on Real-Time. “In the immortal words of her [Laurie Laughlin] daughter, Olivia Jade, ‘I don’t know how much school I’m going to attend … but I do want the experience of, like, game days and partying.'” “Yeah, I’m not f****** paying for that,” Maher said.
A person with a bachelor’s degree earns approximately twice the amount as a person with a high school diploma or GED and 70% higher than someone who attended some college but earned no degree, according to the Brookings Institute. In 2019, a college graduate earned $30,000 more than someone with only a high school diploma, CNN Business reported.
Maher went on to question the idea that taxpayers funding college for others is a “liberal” thing to do.
“I know free college is a left-wing thing, but is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?” Maher asked.
Maher called the emphasis on a college education a “scam,” saying it is useless for most jobs and that the answer is to make college more “unnecessary” rather than free.
President Joe Biden recently distributed a $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan” that strives to make community college tuition-free, which Maher slammed because it suggests education is a solution to most issues.
Maher referred to Biden’s policy as an endorsement of the idea that the more time people spend in school “staring at blackboards,” the better — which the host disagrees with.
“President Biden’s American Families Plan asks the taxpayers to pony up hundreds of billions so that everyone can go to college and billions more for subsidized child care so our kids can go to school while we go to school,” Maher said.
“A wannabe librarian needs a master’s degree just to get an entry-level job filing books. I’ve heard this from nurses, teachers, and administrators, rolling their eyes when relating how they needed to take some bulls*** course in order to advance in their field when, really, they already learn what they need by working the job,” he said. “The answer isn’t to make college free. The answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs.”