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  •  As governor of California Ronald Reagan had (4+ / 0-)
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    no qualms about instituting tuition and fees for resident students who had attended public colleges and universities tuition-free prior to that time.  He said students would not vote for him anyway, so what the hell (rough paraphrase).  The GOP has generally dismissed the importance of the nation's young people because they did not vote in large numbers, and frankly the GOP just doesn't like young people because they themselves can't be them any longer and because youth are messy, idealistic, weird, wired and generally anti-authoritarian.  The GOP works for the bankers, and besides, those youth must be punished in some subtle way, never mind that they and their parents are taxpayers.
    The GOP's so-called student loan plan needs to be placed in the town square along with a mallet where folks who see the underlying toxic scheme can whack away at it so it will not survive as cover for GOP candidates who want to point to their plan as an example of their love of college students.  They have no concern for America's future nor for its present, and this becomes increasingly apparent to increasingly educated students.  It is only the idealized, romanticized, and airbrushed past of the Reagan years that makes the GOP swoon.

    Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

    by judyms9 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:26:11 PM PDT

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