I am flabbergasted yet again by the Democrats’ latest scheme.
Mr. Barack Obama and Mrs. Hillary Clinton, to name two, feel that America’s youths deserve a debt-free college education — of course to be paid for by the U.S. taxpayers.
This scheme is another attempt to teach our youth how not to work for something they want or believe in.
My wife and I were married in the mid-1970s and put ourselves through school with absolutely no loans or gifts.
I took most of my lower-division work at a local junior college at a significantly lower cost, then transferred to Long Beach State (not Harvard, Yale, Stanford or the like).
My wife also attended Long Beach State in the daytime while working at evening jobs; I worked full-time days and attended evening classes.
Sure, it took me nine years to obtain my B.S., but we graduated debt-free and proud of our accomplishments. That provided a valuable basis for good-paying careers (physical therapy and engineering, respectively), such that we were able to provide for our children. No student loans for them, either. And we chose programs that actually had promising careers. Why can’t others? Let’s reinforce personal efforts, not bigger taxes.