"Would anyone who works a hard job feel good that they're paying higher taxes so some dude can go get a degree that will not make the student any money after they graduate? "
What I meant by this is just imagine you're working a very physical or mentally taxing job and you make decent money. You're paying a higher tax rate due to your income that you work very hard for. Now a chunk of thatmaney you earned is being used to pay some school to hand out a degree that won't help the student out in the real world. Think the reaction many have to those cheating the welfare system. I'd imagine it would generate some angst is all.
Again the most taxing jobs are not generally the ones that pay the most taxes; much more often they're the opposite. I don't personally support it but most proposed plans are offset entirely by taxes on the top few percent. But I think if you're working this hard to construct a hypothetical that justifies resenting people for going to college, up to comparing getting a degree you don't approve of (not a crime) with cheating the welfare system (a crime), resenting people for wanting to go to college was the whole point all along.
But just to try and find some point of agreement would you support free tuition for trade/vocational schools? I assume there aren't any politically incorrect degree programs in those.
Maybe it's been said already, but we already have a program that helps eliminate a large portion/all of college debt: The GI BIll.
We don't need to just hand out tuition for nothing.
The military doesn't take everyone, and shouldn't. Disabled people should be shut out? And not everyone is cut out for the military, and not everyone should be. All of which is without getting into the moral issues.
And no one's getting a hand out. They just don't get charged.
hand out verb
handed out; handing out; hands out
Definition of hand out (Entry 2 of 2)
1a : to give without charge
b : to give freely
How you can say giving one a free ride to college isn't a handout, idk what is.
There is already is help for disabled people to go to school. True the military doesn't take everyone, but that doesn't mean you just pay for everyone either.
No one has yet to address my question of why are we not holding colleges accountable for the rising costs like we do with the healthcare industry. The media loves to portray insurance companies and big pharma as greedy sob's, yet colleges NEVER get called out for the prices they charge.
I also want to know what is going to be the incentive for colleges to keep their pricing down or live within a budget if they have an unlimited supply of playing customers coming through campus? Are the feds going to tell state schools they can only charge so much?
Also, what about the people who didn't do well enough to get accepted into college? What if they worked hard but just couldn't get in? If college is a human right, then it really cannot be contingent on a test score. Any and everyone should be let in. Of course if we do that then, what's the point of earning a degree.
Take the emotion out of this entire debate and it becomes clear it's just not a good idea.