Liberal talk show host Bill Maher has blasted Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan as a “giant scam” and warned the Democrat president that the move will backfire.
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Maher said Biden’s plan to pay off the debts of college-educated voters will actually make income inequality worse.
Maher broke the bad news to Biden:
“I know this is supposed to address income inequality, but it kind of does the reverse.
“I keep saying, it’s not about affordability.
“Yes, college is unaffordable, but it’s about making college more unnecessary.
“It’s a giant scam,” Maher declared.
“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.
“I’m just saying, most jobs, they do not really require — it’s a scam.
“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.
“They don’t, it’s just a way to make you go back to school,” he said.
“And I feel like education is to Democrats what tax cuts are to Republicans, they think it solves everything.”
Maher also called the effort by Democrats and their allies in Big Tech and the media to bury the Hunter Biden scandal a “conspiracy.”
When Maher’s guest, Hollywood star Rob Reiner, tried to play dumb, the host told him to stop watching MSNBC.
Maher said: “Is it okay to have a conspiracy to get rid of Trump?
“They were talking about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was a story and now all the mainstream press has finally admitted it was a real story.
“It was a real laptop,” he noted.
“Now look, let’s not pussyfoot around this; he was selling the influence of his father, Joe Biden.
“I mean, most political sons do, but let’s not pretend at least that was going on, so Hunter Biden’s laptop was buried by the press.
“Even the head of Twitter Jack Dorsey said that was a mistake.
“So Sam Harris says it was appropriate for Twitter, and the heads of Big Tech, and the heads of journalistic organizations to feel that they were in the presence of something that is a once-in-a-lifetime moral emergency, meaning Trump.
“So he’s saying it’s okay to have a conspiracy, to get rid of somebody as bad as Trump.
“It’s a little bit of a thorny question because once you go down this road- this is sort of where we are in this country, the other side is so evil, anything is justified in preventing them from taking office. Is it?”
Rob Reiner said:
“You know what’s not justified?
“Using armed violence to try to kill people in the Capitol,” he falsely claimed.
“That’s not justified.”
“Answer this question!” Maher said.
“The question is- was it appropriate to bury the Hunter Biden…”
“You talking about the press doing that?” Reiner asked.
“He’s saying that’s what they did and that is what they did,” Maher said.
“They buried the Hunter Biden story before the election because they were, like, ‘We can’t risk having the election thrown to Trump. We’ll tell them after the election.’”
“And we know for a fact that that’s what they did?” Reiner asked.
“Of course,” Maher said. “You don’t follow this?”
“I don’t know what they did,” Reiner said.
“I know because you only watch MSNBC,” Maher fired back.