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The Government's College Money Pit

azm Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 4:03 PM
Typical liberal experiment with terrible consequences. Take naive, marginally educated students from our public school system, lure them into debt to study leftist drivel, then marvel that they are discouraged when they can't find a job. They then become embittered and look to the same government that made them indentured servants to create more programs to bail them out. And the productive taxpayers pay for this.

If insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different outcome, then the federal government's strategy for keeping higher education affordable is crazier than Norman Bates.

For decades, American politicians have waxed passionate on the need to put college within every family's reach. To ensure that anyone who wants to go to college will be able to foot the bill, Washington has showered hundreds of billions of dollars into student aid of all kinds -- grants and loans, subsidized work-study jobs, tax credits and deductions. Today, that shower has become a...