Watch: Fox News Host Just Destroyed Liberal Guest With Seven-Word Question She Can’t Answer
Amid widespread civil unrest concentrated within college communities across the nation, one group of university students is making a bold demand for three specific – and costly – federal benefits.
Keely Mullen, who serves as the Million Student March’s national organizer, spoke to Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto regarding the group’s list of demands.
“Um, well, so the movement, the Million Student march is a movement for a more equitable and fair system of education,” Mullen insisted, “as opposed to the really corporate model we have now.”
She went on to list the three demands: “Free public college, cancellation of student debt and a $15 an hour minimum wage for people who work on the campus.”
Cavuto immediately steered the conversation toward how Mullen envisioned such a plan might be funded:
And how’s that going to be paid?
The guest took a pregnant pause before suggesting that she did not understand the question. Finally pressed to name a source for the incalculable new revenue stream needed to enact her utopian dream, Mullen acknowledged that she is anxious to see America’s greedy rich have their wealth confiscated.
“Um, the one percent of people in society,” she said, “that are hoarding the wealth and really sort of causing a catastrophe that students are facing. I mean we have a relationship now where one percent of the population owns more wealth than the 99 percent combined.”
Cavuto pointed out that the nation’s top earners have already seen their tax rate jump twice in recent years, as well as a deep cut in the deductions they are allowed to declare.
“How much more do you think they should pay?” he asked.
“Um,” she responded, “I think enough until we have a system where not 1 in 2 American families are threatened with poverty.”
Cavuto explained that the “one-percent hoarders” are “smart people,” asking her “who’s going to pay for all this stuff you want” when the wealthy leave the U.S.
“There’s always going to be a one percent in the U.S.,” she reassured him.
When Mullen began citing the world’s wealthiest citizens to further her narrative, Cavuto got her back on track.
“Are we talking about 85 billionaires,” he asked, “or are you extending this to the one percent or whomever who earn a little bit north of $250,000? At what level, Keely, do you start saying, ‘You’ve got to pay a hell of a lot more than you’re paying right now in taxes?’”
She said she supports a tax rate of at least 90 percent on those in the top tax bracket, suggesting her own peers would gladly give all but a dime of every dollar they earn to the federal government.
“I dare say,” Cavuto shot back, “unless you’re high as a kite, you wouldn’t volunteer to pay 90 percent.”