Maher calls college a 'grift,' compares it to Scientology

HBO’s Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherThe steady erosion of Trump-hate is a growing problem for Team Biden Comedians are right: Authoritarian Democrats are also a problem Trump is gone, but the jokes remain MORE went after colleges during his show “Real Times with Bill Maher,” comparing them to Scientology and calling higher education a “grift.”

“But in a grift that is our higher education, when you want to move up … you need to pay for more ‘education’ before we decide you can do what you do,” Maher said in his six-minute rant.

“F---, this is what Scientology does. Makes you keep taking courses to move up to the bridge of total freedom,” he added.


The liberal comedian’s monologue was spurred by President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE’s American Families Plan and the idea of free college for everyone that has been pushed by several Democratic lawmakers.

Maher decried the “hundreds of billions” of dollars in the plan to make sure “everyone can go to college.”

“The right is calling Biden’s plan social engineering, which is over the top … liberals see more school the way Republicans see tax cuts — the answer to everything,” Maher said.

"[College] is a racket that sells you a very expensive ticket to the upper middle class,” Maher said. “Is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?”

Maher says the solution to college is not to open it to everyone but make it less needed in society.

“The answer isn’t to make college free, the answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs,” Maher stated.