New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will provide free college to the state’s community colleges and 4-year colleges. “Needy” family’s with incomes under $125,000 will be eligible. It’s hard to imagine how a family making $125,000 a year is considered poor but Cuomo’s universe is an alternative one. The first year, it will include families making $100,000 a year, it will go up to $110,000 in the second year reaching $125,000 in the third year.
This issue is a national issue. If a key state in the union starts giving free college at the expense of everyone else, it will insidiously spread to other states. Keep in mind that illegal aliens get these benefits in the sanctuary state of New York.
Everyone else will get to pay for it.
State Budget Solutions reports that New York owes more than it owns and is one of 40 “sinkhole states” that does not have enough assets to cover its debts. Every taxpayer owes $20,100.
Cuomo isn’t concerned about debt because he wants to make himself into an appealing 2020 presidential candidate.
Cuomo’s initiative is dubbed the Excelsior Scholarship but it should be called the Socialist-Welfare for College bill.
This welfare, being labeled a scholarship, will cost at least $163 million in the first year and that will rise with increased participation.
Cuomo said college is mandatory though that’s not true. Everyone should not go to college.
“College is a mandatory step if you really want to be a success,” Cuomo said Tuesday at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. “And the way this society said we’re going to pay for high school because you need high school, this society should say we’re going to pay for college because you need college to be successful. And New York State is going to do something aobut it.”
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