White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2015 12:25 p.m.

    Just another "smarter government" idea that he bragged about in the sotu.

    The fact is, if you can fog a mirror you can graduate high school. If you can fog a mirror you can be accepted to community colleges. If you can fog a mirror and are low income, the Federal Government offers pell grants up to the cost of tuition for 4 years.

    So now he wants to change that plan to only 2 years will be covered and tax everyone to pay for it.

    Maybe the issue isn't the cost to go to college. Maybe the issue is a lot of people have zero interest in higher education. They're happy enough living off of the welfare system. Not everyone is in this position, but, very few make any effort to change their situation.

    Too many people ask for handouts rather than a hand up.

    I worked several part time jobs to pay for the University education. I made too much to qualify for pell grants. Paid cash for most of my education. Most anyone could have worked the entry level jobs I did. It just requires a little sacrifice and determination. That's something you can't redistribute.