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    Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Breaking News fresh off the presses! Not really sure how all this will work. I guess when it fails in the Congress he'll blame the Republicans...

    Obama: President Proposes 2 Free Years of Community College

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this can actually work?

    Because I'm not liking this idea:
    White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Munoz said the proposal is a federal-state partnership, with federal funding covering 75 percent of the tuitions and participating states will be expected to pick up the rest of the tab. Munoz said legislation would be needed to approve the plan and repeatedly declined to say how much it would cost, saying more details about the funding source would come in the president’s budget for the next fiscal year due next month.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Nothing is free and someone is going to pay for it.

    As most Progresssive Policies wind up nailing the Middle class consumers I'm guessing it will be them.

    Anyway, whats the point of 2 years of free College ? In the Obama economy it just means you're still unemployed in 2 years.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Yes. Reduce the federal income tax, and divert that money to the states, which are the primary funding source of community colleges.

    The President's statement here seems contradictory: 'Put simply, what Id like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone whos willing to work for it,' Obama said in a video filmed Wednesday aboard Air Force One and posted to Facebook."

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    How about we reduce graduate loan interest rates and make efforts to cap tuition. I think people should have to invest in their education, if you hand it away for "free" it's undervalued. What they should do is ensure it's affordable for people and loans/tuition are low. Our education problem is that tuition has shot up far beyond the rate of inflation (and even economic growth) with student loan interest rates going up along with the answer to education being "throw more money into loans" with universities reacting as "there is more money available to us to charge in tuition."
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Breaking News fresh off the presses! Not really sure how all this will work. I guess when it fails in the Congress he'll blame the Republicans...

    Obama: President Proposes 2 Free Years of Community College

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this can actually work?

    Because I'm not liking this idea:
    If this had been part of QE, I would have agreed wholeheartedly.

    However it was Obama himself, excusing the non recovery who said the main problem was automated tellers, that there was no unskilled jobs.

    wo he knew the need then. If he had done it then the graduates would be paying taxes today.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Obama to propose free community college
    Obama to Propose Free Community College Program - ABC News
    Obama proposes plan to make community college free for everyone - LA Times

    it seems awesome on the surface and something i would do but im very curious of the details of this . . .
    if it actually works and get off the ground I would get my third degree
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    I think that because of his own employment background and financial understanding, Obama doesn't fully understand that money doesn't come from the magic-money machine.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Sounds to me like Obama is willing to do a little horse trading.

    He sees the reality of the GOP controlling both houses and he knows that if he takes out his veto pen every time they send him a bill that the Democrats will feel the wrath at the polls in 2016. This smells like he's floating a deal...

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Breaking News fresh off the presses! Not really sure how all this will work. I guess when it fails in the Congress he'll blame the Republicans...

    Obama: President Proposes 2 Free Years of Community College

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this can actually work?

    Because I'm not liking this idea:
    If we can figure out a way to pay for it without hitting the middle class I'm all for it. However, I think it should also include trade schools as college ain't for everyone.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Nothing is free and someone is going to pay for it.

    As most Progresssive Policies wind up nailing the Middle class consumers I'm guessing it will be them.

    Anyway, whats the point of 2 years of free College ? In the Obama economy it just means you're still unemployed in 2 years.
    Greetings, Fenton.

    If he's thinking along those lines, how about doing the same thing for trade schools, where young people learn how to be plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc? We need those people, too, and everyone is not interested in going to college. I don't understand what he meant by "work for it," though. Did he mean apply themselves, or something else?

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