No, that wouldn't be my solution. My solution would be to cut 60 billion from the defense budget (which is the estimated cost of providing free tuition to all undergrads at public schools in America, beyond what is already being spent), and divert that money into giving everyone free public education. If people want to go to Harvard, University of Chicago, Stanford, etc they would pay themselves (or with scholarships, etc). However, all public education should be free to everyone. That is a fantastic way to create a more capable and educated populace. We could afford that without any tax increase. Just by being fiscally responsible and cutting wasteful and pointless defense spending, we could offer universal free college educations to all who were interested. Sounds like a good bargain to me.