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Rubio proposes higher education overhaul

jacdew Wrote: Feb 10, 2014 10:57 AM
That last sentence is the key. Get govt loans out of the system. Make colleges actually compete for students with limited funds, costs will come down and quality of education will improve.
The CBO does a terrible job of estimating the cost of any legislation. It's partly because they use a 'static' methodology. This creates meaningless data. It's about time someone held them to account. Maybe we'll see some change to a more realistic analysis. Personally I'd like to see the CBO as only one of three estimates. Let each party designate a 'think tank' to provide the other two and then debate the proposed law. It won't be perfect but it might give everyone a better understanding of the effect of that law.
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The Fair Tax

jacdew Wrote: Jan 15, 2014 1:07 AM
It is appalling that with all the recent problems with the IRS still doesn't generate enthusiasm for the Fair Tax. I don't think any other tax reform offers the potential advantages of the Fair Tax. These include a reduction of cronyism created in the current tax code and the promotion of job creation. Yes, it is a hard sell. Primarily because it robs our representatives of power to favor their supporters with tax loopholes. Spending other peoples money is always preferred to actually working to earn our support.
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