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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:50 PM

If my grand kids can get free college and my kids get a break on their

Federal loans and Donald Trump pays his share of taxes, then I don't give two cents if his kid(s) get free college, too. If Donald is paying his taxes, why shouldn't his kids benefit. Means testing is a stealth method of taking programs away from the middle class while ensuring there isn't enough funding to aid the poor.

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Reply If my grand kids can get free college and my kids get a break on their (Original post)
hedgehog Feb 2016 OP
MADem Feb 2016 #1
PyaarRevolution Feb 2016 #3
MADem Feb 2016 #4
TheBlackAdder Feb 2016 #2
hedgehog Feb 2016 #5

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:52 PM

1. Congress isn't going to pass that. Not in a million years.

You'd do better to try to elect a governor who will fund state college through, say, weed sales or something.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:00 PM

3. Not with the Republicans.

But you better bet that if Bernie wins the primary we're looking at a Dem. down ticket and I think you'll eat your words.

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Response to PyaarRevolution (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:34 PM

4. We won't get both houses, and not all Democrats are

"liberal Democrats."

You think these guys are going to get that spirit? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/defecting-senate-democrats

I don't. And they're not going anywhere.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:55 PM

2. He won't send his kids to a public school, most wealthy won't. nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:36 PM

5. I was referring specifically to the charge that free publiccollege would be bad

because that rich guy over there might benefit, too.

To me, that is the perfect demonstration of the difference between demanding economic fairness and exploiting feelings of class war without delivering a solution.

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