Let’s call this what it is – a vote buying scheme.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Debt-free vs. Tuition-free: Clinton, Sanders race to give away your money

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to win millennial votes based on their higher education plans, and to do so, they’re buying them off with promises of free tuition and debt forgiveness.

“Sanders is pitching a scheme to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, and Clinton is promoting one that would ensure students pay what they can without taking on crippling loans,” according to Reuters.

 The Democratic contenders have met young Americans on the issues young Americans care about. The Republicans have yet to follow suit.

Even though the Harvard Institute of Politics found that the most pressing issues for millennials are job creation, health care policy, and education policy, Republicans have ignored higher education policy. Only Marco Rubio and, recently, Jeb Bush, have released higher education plans.

Clinton’s New College Compact promises that “costs won’t be a barrier” and “debt won’t hold you back.” That means more federal spending, limiting families to “realistic” contributions, making colleges “accountable for improving outcomes and controlling costs,” refinancing student debt, and income-based repayment that, if similar to current IBR plans in place, limit payments to 10 percent of a borrower’s income with debt forgiveness after 20 or 25 years.

Clinton will fund her college plan “by limiting certain tax expenditures for high-income taxpayers,” in an attempt to avoid raising any taxes on the middle class.

If millennials think that Clinton asks too much from students and families, then Sanders makes her look callous in comparison.

“It is insane and counter-productive to the best interests of our country and our future, that hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college, and that millions of others leave school with a mountain of debt that burdens them for decades,” Sanders proclaimed on his website.