Scott Walker and Jeb Bush Challenge Hillary Clinton’s New College Education for All Plan

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is touting that access to higher education should be available for every individual – not just those who can pay for it – and she’s been selling her college plan with posts on Twitter.

Her position has elicited responses also on social media from GOP presidential candidates former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Clinton posted on Twitter, “Access to higher education should be a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it.”

Her tweet had a graphic that said “$0.00” is “The amount of loans students should have to take out to attend in-state public school under Hillary’s plan.”

Clinton is following other Democrats in her party who have already brought up the push for taxpayer funded college educations. Bush jumped to respond to Clinton on Twitter – since Clinton has been trying to sell her “New College Compact” – tweeting to Clinton, “We don’t need more top-down Washington solutions that will raise the cost of college even further.” He continued, “We need to change the incentives for colleges with fresh policies that result in more individualization and choices.” Bush wasn’t done. He said, “When I left office, tuition for Florida’s public 4-yr universities was the lowest of any state. Conservative policies work @HillaryClinton.”

Walker also responded to Clinton’s new plan to make higher education available to everyone, and her comments on his record on education as Governor of Wisconsin. “Hillary Clinton is offering the same bait and switch as President Obama, making promises to students while delivering higher tuition costs and tax increases. As governor, I froze college tuition at Wisconsin colleges four years in a row. Americans need a leader who delivers results not empty promises,” Walker stated. He also posted on Twitter, “@HillaryClinton I’ve frozen in-state tuition rates for four years, while you charge colleges $225k+ just to show up.”


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