On his latest episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher took Democrats to task on their big student loan forgiveness push; Maher says it’s a “loser issue” and won’t win them any votes from working class Americans.

“The Democrats have this idea that you are a better person if you sit in class more and more and get more and more degrees,” Maher said. “And really the answer is not to make college cheaper. It’s to make it more unnecessary because most of it is bulls*** anyway.”

“We who didn’t go to college and didn’t benefit from that are gonna subsidize you to get your degree in gender studies and sports marketing and all the other bulls***,” Maher said. “I think it’s a loser issue.”

Maher’s guest, former Bill Clinton presidential campaign strategist Paul Begala, says he’d like to see borrowers “earn” student loan forgiveness by helping the military.

“[What] I’d much rather see Democrats do is go back to their roots, which is earn it,” Begala said. “Why don’t we have a system where we say, ‘You want to get out of your college debt? Serve your country — Marine Corps, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps.’ Not everybody can carry a rifle, but you can mentor a kid, and you should give two years of service.”

Watch the clip below:

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