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There's No Such Thing As 'Free College' But Two Blue States Will Try Anyway
Forbes ^ | February 8, 2017 | George Leef

Posted on 02/08/2017 7:29:17 AM PST by reaganaut1

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To: reaganaut1

All they need is an endless supply of neutral wealth to exploit and a relatively small population.

That way they can live off the proceeds from selling to others, because transferring wealth within a closed system has inherent limits and only idiots (aka socialists) forget it as a rule.

Incidentally, this MIGHT be a line of logic for why it is wise to use tariffs and duties to support the government rather than income taxes, for the latter leech unproductively from the economy on which they depend while the former subsist by slowing the transfer of wealth out of a country.

Naturally a Limited Government and small government, rather than an Arbitrary Government demanding power in all circumstances whatsoever (as the federal presently does), greatly facilitates living within your means.


21 posted on 02/08/2017 8:00:37 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: reaganaut1

Tuition was free for Jr Colleges in California before the Democrats fully took over.


22 posted on 02/08/2017 8:15:41 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Nailbiter; ExTexasRedhead

“Could work if the professors and administration agree to forgo compensation.”

Yes, and if that were to be the case, most of them would finally being paid what they’re actually worth.


23 posted on 02/08/2017 8:19:17 AM PST by vette6387
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To: where's_the_Outrage?
Wow free college to train more McDonald’s workers.<<

a 4 yr Hospitality Degree from Harvaaard should get u the pick of any McDonalds in the nation!

24 posted on 02/08/2017 8:19:41 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: griswold3

PELL GRANT has been around for decades...50 yrs? Federal Grant program for college, and it pays all of community college for low income families. Depending on income, some get as much as $1000. back for books, etc. Universities are more expensive, but Pell grant can be used to lower that tuition cost.

I taught a community college, so I understand this. It is grant, that does not have to be paid back. Most states add a smaller grant in addition to the federal Pell Grant.

WHY, do Democrats try to take credit for something that already exists! Are they going to pay for those in upper middle class and rich to go to school too?


25 posted on 02/08/2017 8:19:45 AM PST by Ambrosia ('If it walks like a duck, quakes like a duck...., unless it's an imposter!)
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To: reaganaut1

Does thos mean college staff will work for free?

Hahahaha. I know I know. It means the taxpayers will work extra hard.


26 posted on 02/08/2017 8:24:45 AM PST by Organic Panic (Rich White Man Evicts Poor Black Family From Public Housing - MSNBCPBSCNNNYTABC)
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To: ClearCase_guy
pass a law that make sit illegal to pay college professors anything at all. No remuneration for course work or research.<<

that's not practical....professors should start at minimum wage and be allowed to compete against each other for the maximum salary of the average state wage of what ever state the college is in....

27 posted on 02/08/2017 8:29:41 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: Ambrosia

Yes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pell_Grant


28 posted on 02/08/2017 8:30:00 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: reaganaut1

We have a version of free college in Georgia. But the taxpayers don’t foot the bill. We use the Georgia lottery. If a student graduates HS will a “B” average they get free tuition to GA state universities. We have had it for years and it works pretty well.


29 posted on 02/08/2017 8:31:35 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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30 posted on 02/08/2017 8:31:59 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: reaganaut1

I graduated high school in 1970. The City University system of the City of New York had “open enrollment”. There was no tuition but you had to purchase your books and supplies. They had work study where got a job to offset to cover expenses for those books and supplies. Some kids worked on campus others off campus. I was lucky to have that and graduate with a degree. My kids are still paying their school loans. Now that truly sucks.


31 posted on 02/08/2017 8:42:20 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Vaquero

One reason we have so many violent revolutionaries is that we pushed low IQ people not capable of college level work into college, and they gravitated to easy X-studies degrees that trained them to be permanent activists.
Some get jobs in Human Resources at companies to track diversity metrics, some get jobs and non-profits, and many are permanently unemployed and thus available to march and riot - a situation their leaders support.


32 posted on 02/08/2017 8:51:10 AM PST by tbw2
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To: reaganaut1

Get this- i read the other day that in schumer’s state, he wants to give free tuition- but by golly that isn’t even good enough for the gimmedats because they are complaining that they still have to pay room and board and buy their own books-


33 posted on 02/08/2017 9:00:32 AM PST by Bob434
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To: reaganaut1

One thing never mentioned in these debates is that this “free” college usually just applies to tuition. At state Universities, like here in MA, this is usually a tiny percentage of the total bill. My son went to UMASS and was eligible for something like 25% off of tuition for having gone to a state community college his first two years. This ended up being only 25% of about $300 a semester out of a $5000/semester bill.


34 posted on 02/08/2017 9:04:55 AM PST by oncebitten (This multidirectional comb-over is so complex that even engineers marvel at its structure.)
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To: tbw2
Yes and no but close.

Something I found far more disturbing than than any slasher movie and far more shocking than any "edgy" performance art was the fact that apparently studies have shown that for quite a while the lowest IQs to graduate with a four year degree are those pursuing a degree in primary education.

That does explain much of the activism by teachers in gradeschools though.

35 posted on 02/08/2017 9:18:51 AM PST by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: reaganaut1

As what happens to all “free” things, the costs will skyrocket, the number of slots will decrease, and eventually, only the children of politically connected people will be admitted.


36 posted on 02/08/2017 9:22:09 AM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: reaganaut1

Just like most things that you don’t have to work hard for. It will end up worthless.


37 posted on 02/08/2017 9:57:10 AM PST by Tommy Revolts
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To: goldstategop

My granddaughter is paying her way through graduate school right now.


38 posted on 02/08/2017 9:57:54 AM PST by tiki
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That would be so incredible. We can pop some popcorn and watch it all unfold into the disaster that it will be. As long as we don’t have to bail them out, it’ll be fun to watch.


39 posted on 02/08/2017 11:54:01 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Ambrosia

The Facts do not matter. It is the Narrative.
Try telling a “Progressive” that a Trade/skill is better for most than College.


40 posted on 02/08/2017 12:03:06 PM PST by griswold3
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