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Rand Paul: Taxpayers Pay Community College Tuition for Foreigners

A U.S. government program is using more than $15 million in taxpayer money to send hundreds of foreign students to community college. Upon completion of the program, the students will “return home with new skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 25, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance Our National Security Strategy." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama’s Lying to You About Free College, Kids

President Barack Obama took his State of the Union on the road yesterday, telling college students in Boise, ID that he will make two years of college “free” and “universal.” What he did not tell them, however, is that he wants to tax 529 savings plans to pay for those two free years of community college–which are already free anyway for poor students, under federal grants.

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Obama Pitching Big Government Programs Ahead of SOTU Speech

As the President’s State of the Union speech nears, he is launching trial balloons right and left–mostly left–to see what might prove a hit for his annual night of big policy initiatives. Some of the proposals on deck are cyber security and Internet proposals, two years of “free” community college, and changes in the way people qualify for homeownership.

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NYT: Dismal Community College Graduation Rates, Not Cost, The Real Problem

The White House claimed last week that President Barack Obama’s proposed “free” community college for everyone proposal would cost U.S. taxpayers at least $60 billion over the next 10 years were it to pass. But as the New York Times pointed out on Friday, community college is already tuition-free for millions of students.

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