I might've known that some idiotic SOCIALIST like BS Bernie was behind this bill! What a STUPID IDEA! How stupid? Let me count the ways:
1. Student loans are a bad thing to begin with! Too many families or individuals take out loans, (i.e., GET IN DEBT!) and then later find out they got in over their heads financially. They end up defaulting on their loans, and taxpayers or banks are left holding the bag!
2. Very few Americans actually believe in living within their means. If they did, credit card companies would go out of business. IMO, that would be a GOOD thing! But Americans, for the most part, want instant gratification so they can "keep up with the Joneses." Ours is a throwaway, materialistic, spoiled rotten society. ONLY AN IDIOT, A BANK, A CREDIT CARD COMPANY, AND OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THINK DEBT IS A GOOD THING!
3. Students need more WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS instead of getting into debt, UNLESS they can qualify for some kind of scholarship(s). It builds character, instills in them a good work ethic, teaches them the value of a dollar, gives them a sense of pride and independence, and keeps them busy in a productive way. They don't spend as much time partying and getting drunk during their free time. BS Bernie's bill calls for government funding of work-study programs - BAD IDEA - another socialist ploy! No, do away with the minimum wage, or at least lower it. Let students compete for entry level part-time jobs. BUT they shouldn't have to compete with the ILLEGAL ALIENS for a job! IT WON'T KILL THEM TO HAVE TO WORK TO PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH SCHOOL! My older son did it! I was a single mom and couldn't afford to put him through college. He worked until he was able to earn a scholarship!
4. If you do away with tuition, who PAYS for the costs of teaching the students???! THAT'S RIGHT, YOU AND ME AND EVERY OTHER TAXPAYER! COLLEGES WILL HAVE TO DEPEND ON GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND/OR PRIVATE ENDOWMENTS. THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE IN A POSITION TO DEMAND CERTAIN ACTIONS OF THE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS THAT WE MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH! There are ALWAYS strings attached to government grants!