Here's an idea: Let's Tax College Tuition!

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    In case you thought college tuition bills were getting far too affordable for the average family, the Pittsburgh government has a solution. Let's spread the wealth! THE FAIR SHARE TAX!

    The New York Times > Log In

    I wonder who will pay the tax for the kids who pay nothing.
     
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    I am surprised that NJ didn't think of this first, they seem to be at the forefront of taxation and shaking the money out of every pocket in the state.
    "Fair Share Tax" , guess their taking the redistribution of wealth on step further to include redistribution of whatever the hell you have left.
     
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    That's fuckin' bullshit crap!
     
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    Yup, and hopefully people are tired of these A'Holes screwing the poor working person into the ground and people start really exercising their power to control their own lives and start tossing these 'Idjuts' out of office.
     
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    Most college Students are not local residents so have absolutely no say in local politics at all. I would suggest that any college being taxed have their students register to vote in that city and vote those fools out of office.
     
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    What's going to happen is that enrollment in Pittsburgh colleges is going to decline.

    Are there any colleges in Pittsburgh that are SO enticing that a prospective student would want to pay an extra $400 per year more than for a college elsewhere?
     
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    I cannot get over how these 'leaders', council or otherwise, seem to 'attack' those who can least afford it, in most cases, the students are struggling to earn and learn while the 'system' see them as 'prey', well I guess we are all 'prey' when it comes down to it, worldwide. Just depends on how much further we can all be pushed.
     
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    Don't think that would work. If they register to vote locally they would technically be residents and have lower tuition anyway. Besides, these students today think they're entitled to a college education and certainly won't bite the hand that feeds them "freebies." The money would be better spent on lower school education so that the kids are educated enough to get into college in the first place.

    Lower education is a right - a must - but higher education should be a privilege that students aspire to achieve.
     
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    Why not cut city public services to the University System to reduce costs by $5 million?

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    I'm certain that U of Pittsburg students would be happy to walk through unlighted, unpoliced, unplowed streets to get to school rather than pay an extra 1% City Tax. No doubt that intelligent and socially conscious university students would soon organize themselves into carpools, snow-removal work gangs, and security patrols.
     
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    Electricity is a commodity; the schools pay for it.
    Have you ever heard of "Campus Police"?
    If it is a public street the maintenance is already covered by property tax and university property is generally high end (unless they get a property tax exemption)- unless it is completely on university land, then the university pays for construction and maintenance.
     

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