OMG! I like Bernie's idea for free college, with a few tweeks...

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Do you support a Wall Street "transaction tax" to help fund college and job training?

  1. No, I like the current student loan system

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  2. Yes, I like the idea of stopping high speed traders and funding college and job training

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    I actually like the funding mechanism for Bernie's "free college" plan, but with a few tweaks...
    Sanders Panders: Four Flaws In Bernie Sanders' Higher Education Plan

    1. Lets say that the 1st 2-years of college, including community colleges and trade schools are free, with an emphasis on job training for filling real jobs that need workers.

    2. The 2nd 2-years funding are "means tested" and also "grade tested" so that marginal students are weeded out and the wealthy don't need help. Also, "careers that are needed" get more funding than careers that have poor job prospects.

    3. Grad school funding is for the brightest and filling needed jobs, such as doctors.

    4. The colleges need to control costs and do not get funding for any students that flunk out. Price controls may need to be imposed so that colleges use their "endowment funds" to help students.

    What's the downside? Hopefully stopping the high speed traders that don't "invest" but simply skim money from our 401k's and IRA's.
     
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    you need a 3rd choice, none of the above.

    Anything to do with college or trade schools needs to be done on a state basis, not a Fed one. The Feds have no business being involved at all.

    I would like to see a far greater emphasis placed on trade schools and less on 4 year colleges. My son will be a senior this year and his counselors will not even talk to him about anything but 4 year schools.
     
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    What about people who don't go to College?

    Can they borrow $100k and not pay it back?

    Can they attend a 2 year fuck-fest, all expenses paid?

    dimocrap scum are doing a fantastic job of creating even more division in this Country.
     
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    The governor of Rhode Island has a better plan 3rd and 4th years are free. To ensure you have serious people .
     
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    that is not a terrible idea. The downfall is it takes away from 2 year trade and tech schools.
     
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    There is actually a 5th flaw in all of their plans...

    They all keep telling folks they will eliminate student debt and make college tuition free. I just want to know who is going to foot the
    bill for books, room and board?
     
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    More pandering from the clown Socialist
     
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    The same people that foot the bill for roads, police, fire department, k-12 education...etc...etc...
     
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    Other people's kid's education isn't my responsibility
     
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