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    University of Texas free tuition

    UT just announced a new program to pay 100% of tuition and fees for students with a family income of 65K or less.
    On the face of it sounds great. I have a different opinion.
    College is way to expensive for everyone, and with no good reason other than the fact that the feds guarantee student loans.
    They should help everyone by lowering the tuition for all families.
    I also believe that these kids should have some skin in the game.
    Wife and I could have taken care of my twins tuition, but we choose to pay for half of it and they were responsible for the rest.
    Then they would take it seriously and not waste their time and my money.
    Both graduated with honors from Oklahoma State and A&M Galveston Texas Maritime Academy.
    Free stuff is only worth what you pay for it .

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    Only twice did my wife's and my income total over $65,000. I should move to Texas, but I'm not sure Texas could handle it.
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    I heard that also in NPR this mourning. All you guys (& gal's) are really missing out on their "Free Wednesday" stuff. If it's Wednesday, IT'S FREE! Where's all my free ammo? (see, i'm not too much of a socialist, as ALL I'm asking for is ammo. I'll buy my own guns, thank you very much!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    UT just announced a new program to pay 100% of tuition and fees for students with a family income of 65K or less.
    On the face of it sounds great. I have a different opinion.
    College is way to expensive for everyone, and with no good reason other than the fact that the feds guarantee student loans.
    They should help everyone by lowering the tuition for all families.
    I also believe that these kids should have some skin in the game.
    Wife and I could have taken care of my twins tuition, but we choose to pay for half of it and they were responsible for the rest.
    Then they would take it seriously and not waste their time and my money.
    Both graduated with honors from Oklahoma State and A&M Galveston Texas Maritime Academy.
    Free stuff is only worth what you pay for it .
    Thumbs up on that. Shame on you for making your other child a "cowboy fan", instead of a longhorn!
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    @KILTED COWBOY , on a more serious note, I agree it's just more "bunk"/spend other peoples money from the demorat's! Don't know if anybody heard this mourning, (as I hate to be a California basher) but "they" (state of California) are going to expand (even more) the "free healthcare for non/citizens (code word for illegal inhabitants).

    https://www.vox.com/2019/6/12/186539...zed-immigrants
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    And they will be charging everyone else double.
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    I do not agree with it. There are programs for ppl that donít have much money that have been around for years, I got through Cosmetology school with a Pell Grant back in the 90ís and then medical around 2008, again, Pell Grant.

    Why are they punishing kids because their parents have.money - kids donít own their parents money it belongs to the parents. I had a friend that had a rich mother that didnít give her a penny for school, the girl got a 6 year education on her own by working.

    This is just vote buying that is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    I do not agree with it. There are programs for ppl that donít have much money that have been around for years, I got through Cosmetology school with a Pell Grant back in the 90ís and then medical around 2008, again, Pell Grant.

    Why are they punishing kids because their parents have.money - kids donít own their parents money it belongs to the parents. I had a friend that had a rich mother that didnít give her a penny for school, the girl got a 6 year education on her own by working.

    This is just vote buying that is all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Only twice did my wife's and my income total over $65,000. I should move to Texas, but I'm not sure Texas could handle it.
    Stay put!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGunTX View Post
    Stay put!!
    My suspicion has been confirmed. I'm too much for Texas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    @KILTED COWBOY , on a more serious note, I agree it's just more "bunk"/spend other peoples money from the demorat's! Don't know if anybody heard this mourning, (as I hate to be a California basher) but "they" (state of California) are going to expand (even more) the "free healthcare for non/citizens (code word for illegal inhabitants).

    https://www.vox.com/2019/6/12/186539...zed-immigrants
    I think the creditors of CA's debt to call their notes! CA will buckle under the pressure and have to declare bankruptcy. Illannoy is close to filing for bankruptcy now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Only twice did my wife's and my income total over $65,000. I should move to Texas, but I'm not sure Texas could handle it.
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    Stay put!!
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    My suspicion has been confirmed. I'm too much for Texas!
    You are too much for Texas! We don't need any anti-Christmas card carrying curmudgeon on our soil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGunTX View Post
    You are too much for Texas! We don't need any anti-Christmas card carrying curmudgeon on our soil.
    I'm not anti Christmas cards. I'm anti you getting a Christmas card. BIG difference!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    I do not agree with it. There are programs for ppl that donít have much money that have been around for years, I got through Cosmetology school with a Pell Grant back in the 90ís and then medical around 2008, again, Pell Grant.

    Why are they punishing kids because their parents have.money - kids donít own their parents money it belongs to the parents. I had a friend that had a rich mother that didnít give her a penny for school, the girl got a 6 year education on her own by working.

    This is just vote buying that is all.
    Is it vote buying, or a way to guarantee that more young minds are brought into the schools for socialist indoctrination? Maybe both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    Thumbs up on that. Shame on you for making your other child a "cowboy fan", instead of a longhorn!
    Better than a sooner.
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