Liberal Students Love Trump's Tax Plan (When Told It's Bernie's)

Campus Reform interviewed college students seeking their opinion on several features of Bernie Sanders' tax plan. They loved it. Interestingly the plan was not Bernie's but rather Trump's.

Enjoy the video.

Details from Campus Reform.

  • President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.
  • When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders' name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them.
  • In anticipation of the 100-day mark of Donald Trump's presidency, Campus Reform asked students at George Mason University to evaluate some of the president's accomplishments.
  • The students predictably blasted things like the "Apology Tour" and stimulus package, even comparing them to Nazi policies, at least until learning that they were actually accomplished during President Obama's first 100 days.

What's Going On

  1. These students are so brainwashed by mainstream media they respond to the person, not the idea.
  2. More fundamentally, the students know nothing of current events or they would not fall for these types of gotchas.

To be fair, we do not know the percentage of students who did not fall for the traps.

However, I strongly suspect the vast majority of the students (and most likely the average person on the street, not just students) would tend react to the person, not the issue.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

This reminds me of the videos where people loved the ACA, but hated Obamacare.

Universities have become political indoctrination camps, where so-called students are overcharged for an education they don't get from professors. How many professors actually teach a full course load? Students take 4-5 courses per semester, while "full time" professors read last year's lecture notes for one course, and dump grading duties onto grad students / T.A.s The students are groomed to parrot whatever stupid thing the professor says, from political correctness, to gender neutral pronouns, to safe space bull sh!t. And then these idiots are handed a diploma, tens of thousands in student debt, and told to go find a job that doesn't require a college degree -- because most college degrees (today) aren't worth anything. Yes, I know college used to be important and valuable... back before socialism started creeping into national debates

@Cichocki -- no one likes Obamacare, no matter what it is called, once they get the bill. And PS... just stood behind an annoying old lady at the post office who was complaining that there are no doctors who will accept medicare anymore. That's "free universal healthcare" in a nutshell. As more people stop gushing over a failed ex-president and start trying to use their "free" healthcare, Obamacare will end up just like Prohibition -- a well intentioned idea that is so impractical that even a child should have seen the end coming. There is no free lunch, and anyone who thinks there is should be forced to repeat kindergarten.

I hate these videos, you could do the same thing with Trump supporters. Interview a thousand idiots and you're bound to find 10 or 20 that are stupid as hell. I guess it's good for a laugh but it doesn't mean anything about the average XYZ supporter.

Medex Man you are spot on with your comments. For one thing these kids are not being taught any history at all. Furthermore they are being taught to embrace the LGBT agenda which says to me all values are relative. CS Lewis said among other things, that education, without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. Again Lewis, the very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike..Unless we return to the crude and nursery-like belief in objective values, we perish. Lastly, a great many of those who debunk traditional values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.

Most of these students are socially liberal. Their economic and foreign policy knowledge is close to zero, on average.


For most students, university is just four more years of the same group-think as high school.

They only go to uni to drink and sh*g all day long.

Perhaps, Shamrock but we just had a little test of it in Georgia. One candidate, Moore, was closer to the policies that Trump ran on. But Trump, himself, endorsed Strange(We can speculate why, perhaps to ingratiate himself to McConnell). So it was a contest of the name or personality versus the actual policies and ideas. And the Trump voters chose the ideas over Trump.