On Wednesday, Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) tweeted to her followers what seemed to be an endorsement of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s socialist free college plan. The plan would award “free” tuition throughout all four years of college, regardless of family income.
According to the New York Times, Gov. Lujan Grisham’s proposal would “promis[e] four years of tuition even to students whose families can afford to pay the sticker price. ” Also, it would allow anyone, despite their age, to go to college for free, making it the most left-wing proposal in the country, going farther than New York’s law.
This is what Xochitl Torres Small wrote to her supporters:
The Lujan Grisham free college proposal will cost an estimated $25 -$35 million each year. That will be more money the state will have to look for in our budget, which is currently bolstered by oil and gas revenues.
Once the Governor’s “Green New Steal” legislation starts closing wells and driving energy producers out of the state, it’s unknown where the needed revenues for this program will come from.