Comparison Of Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton
An issue that has been discussed about a fair amount recently is federal minimum wage. Minimum wage is the least amount of money that employers are required to pay their employees an hour for their labor. Currently in the United States, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 (Lunt). Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, if elected for presidency, …show more content…
In 2014, the average debt for a college graduate was $33,000 (Students & Debt). Bernie Sanders believes that if a person wants to attend college and work hard, they should be able to do so and graduate without being deep into debt. With his plan, public colleges and universities will have free tuition, and the student loans interests will drop from 4.29% to 2.37% (It’s Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free). Hillary Clinton does not plan to make tuition free, but does plan to make college more affordable for every student who wants to work for their degree. Clinton says, “We need to make a quality education affordable and available to everyone willing to work for it, without saddling them with decades of debt”. She plans to have the students do their part in receiving an affordable education by working ten hours a week to help pay for expenses. Public universities will also be responsible for creating an affordable education by controlling costs, making tuition affordable, and ensuring that every student who invests into college leaves with a degree. Under Hillary’s plan, the only colleges that will enable free tuition are community colleges. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to make college more affordable for students in the United States, but their plans on establishing a no-debt education are dissimilar.
When it comes to the 2016 Presidential election, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton each have the same general views on the issues of college affordability, health care, and federal minimum wage. What is different is their proposals on how to resolve these major issues that many Americans face