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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 01:02 PM

30. For me, if I were to support her, it would be in large part because I'm...

damn sick and tired of White Houses (on all sides) proposing impossible schemes that are ripped to shreds in the process and make more enemies than friends.

Look what happened to Obamacare-- and now there's a movement for a Super Obamacare? Realistically, what are the chances for that?

Free college for all? I'm all for it, and Germany has just done it. France has done it since forever. NYC had City College, which morphed into City University and it was free. I went to CCNY for $28 a term, as did Colin Powell, Ed Koch and many others. But, the open enrollment people won and CUNY was expanded and now costs damn near as much as Fordham.

The last free college in NYC, Cooper Union, lived off of foundation money for years and gave students a damn good free engineering education, but it had to give up and start charging. It still has some full scholarships, and may go back free again, but that's iffy. As in the case of CUNY, the education was free, but you had to work your ass off for it. Tough to get in, and tougher to stay in.

A Klobuchar might say "That's nice. And we'll work toward it as a goal, but I won't make promises I probably can't keep."

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