Originally Posted by SomeBlackDude
1) state/community colleges in nyc are like $7k per year max. no one is paying $100k per person with excelsior.
2) lowering taxes for corporations and the rich (maga) is what always... ALWAYS leads to exploding deficits (and recessions/depressions), so i'm not seeing the connection here.
1. When you speak if tuition costs, you aren't taking into account the money stolen from the taxpayers. Community college was $500/yr in CA max. Again, not taking into account money stolen from taxpayers. Community college is still "free" for a lot of students in CA, but let's not get bogged down in the details of community colleges. I'm not going to argue the cost of community college. They are obviously cheaper and I liked how you brought them up because they are actually very affordable around the country.
Excelsior? Let's see, https://my.excelsior.edu/secapps/CostCal/ECCost.jsf
shows a cost of $68,735 for a bachelor's degree in humanities in New York. Free college my ass. Go for a masters and it's $92,380.
What's your opinion? Good idea to fund this or bad idea?
Most students won't work to cover living expenses, so they'll have to borrow money for that... so yeah, $100k+ and 4 wasted years for a BA in humanities. If I am the guy at the top of that college I'm loving your idea of "free college."
2. Once again, you cite Trump's tax plan as a reason the deficit is growing, yet the federal gov't is set to increase the amount of taxes it will receive under Trump's plan that has been set into action for 2018 and beyond. Under Trump, the federal government will take in more money than ever before. Yet, you're mad because you want Trump and Feds to take more... you're insane
FY 2019 - $3.422 trillion, estimated.
FY 2018 - $3.34 trillion, estimated.
FY 2017 - $3.32 trillion.
FY 2016 - $3.27 trillion.