College “Affordability”

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' New Tuition Reduction plan isn't as affordable as it may seem

“Let’s make college affordable. Let’s lift the crushing burden of student debt. Let’s help every young person and family reach their full potential” Hillary Clinton espoused on her facebook page. “Agree that every student in America should be able to attend a public university without taking out a loan to pay tuition?”

Clinton announced the “New College Compact,” an attempt to reduce the cost of attending college on Monday. The Clinton campaign said the plan is set to cost taxpayers $350 billion over 10 years. At least she doesn’t go and say that she will end tuition debt altogether.

About $175 billion in grants would go to states that guarantee that students would not have to take out loans to cover tuition at four-year public colleges and universities. In exchange, states would stop budget cuts to pay for this while slowing the growth of tuition, though the plan does not require states to cap it.

Right! Affordable for some, but not for all of us who pay taxes. So the students’ parents and grandparents will be paying it for generations to come. Sorry to say Mrs. Clinton, but it isn’t FREE. Someone’s paying for it even if it isn’t the person benefiting from it.

Read more at the NY Times Online

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Melanie Grunwald
When not blogging or volunteering her time for conservative causes, she runs a home editing business and can be seen poring over various clients' documents as well as playing piano, making cards, and spending time with her family. She continues to educate herself on pivotal issues in the world since gaining her college degree and being raised in a military family, which taught her the value of dedication, hard work, and citizenship.