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The Government's College Money Pit

Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 12:00 PM
This is the message that needs to be shouted from each and every mountain top. If the government or some "other" third party pays for it, the price will increase exponentially. This applies to college education, health care, energy, farming, everything that the government has their finger in. As for the current "Student Loan Crisis" the crisis is not because of the loans the problem is because the increasing cost of college.
Sid14 Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 1:45 PM
Oh, but the loans ARE a large part of the problem. Go here.

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...