During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama said that he would like to see the first two years of a student’s college tuition be paid for by the government, which Democrats applauded, but the president’s words weren’t enough to satisfy Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, who said that college tuition should be entirely paid for by the U.S. government.
Grayson said the following:
“I pay $60,000 a year for my daughter’s tuition, room and board, and textbooks. That is well beyond the middle class and people who earn $12 an hour,” adding, “You have talented young men and women who cannot be all they can be because they don’t have the help, and instead are cashiers not engineers.”- Rep. Alan Grayson (D)
Forgetting that Western European countries are strapped with paying higher personal income taxes than Americans, not to mention a VAT, Grayson said that “every Western European country pays for its students higher education. But this won’t pass and the Republicans couldn’t care less.”