einsteinboricua wrote:tommy1808 wrote:Since you need to have a place to live, buy books and eat, it is never "free" in any conventional sense.
Give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk.
Funny, living in a country where University education is free of charge, for foreigners and citizens alike, up and including making an PhD, i can assure you that few, if any, people keep going to university just because they can and it is free. In some states you pay a token sum per semester if you take too long to your degree.
I'm not saying that a student should bear all the costs, but I don't think it's a bad thing to have students do community service or something that lets them know that while they pay little to nothing (because it's the government carrying the bulk of it), they have to put their fair share. THAT is why I disagreed with Bernie Sanders's platform.
They pay there fair share in personal taxes later on, they also enable higher economic growth, which also enables higher total tax revenue. Or would you think that Germany is being dragged down by providing free education to everyone, sometimes starting from free Kindergarten? I have the feeling it doesn´t, Budget surplus is expected to be between 20 and 30 billion this year, unemployment is at record lows and infrastructure spending is limited by available labor, not available funding.
"Free college", "Free healthcare"...no...it's not "free". I have to pay higher taxes on that and if that's the case, .
Too short sighted. You pay for it no matter how their education is financed, either because you pay with your taxes, or you pay with higher prices when you purchase things and services. And if loans are involved in that financing, you also pay a good chunk in compound interest to banks. MMmmmh... would i rather pay taxes to finance people education, or rather add lots of money to some banks bottom-line.....?
I want a proper plan in place
That is of course a sensible approach.