Your hope in getting your children into college may have to wait a bit longer because Democrats have plans to cut free community college.

The idea of making community college free across the U.S. was first pitched by then-President Barack Obama in 2015. After using our youth’s hope for getting FREE COLLEGE in their election campaign, Democrats are now abandoning the plan.

Biden said last week that the free community college program would be omitted from the final bill.

“I don’t know of any major change in American public policy that’s occurred by a single piece of legislation,” Biden said. “I doubt whether we’ll get the entire funding for community colleges, but I’m not going to give up on community colleges as long as I’m president.”

This amended plan will sure draw different reactions to everyone either Republicans and the skeptical Democrats who have held up the spending plan so far will still not enjoy it even if they let it pass.

The enormously expensive plan is to be cut down from $3.5 trillion to something between $1.75 and $1.9 trillion, still a massive sum.

Biden had promised it during his campaign; this will generally make Democrats not be pleased with the fact that a huge number will be deducted from the original plan.

For all of the talk about helping young Americans to pay for college, the two years of free community college proposed in the original agenda will apparently be one of the first things to go.

A plan to promote renewable energy is to be dropped to appease West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, one of the more cautious Democrats in the Senate currently.

Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that these pieces of the plan will have to be cut entirely and that it would not be possible to scale down while keeping them in some form.

The quick abandonment of even a modest “free college” proposal will sting young voters who prioritized that issue in the 2020 election.

It indicates, however, that leading Democrats understand that the promises they have been making in this area are really pretty impractical.

The cost of higher education has skyrocketed in the 21st century while the degrees they provide have tended to simultaneously drop in value.

Working to lower the cost of college is fine in theory but the promises being made by Democrats who say that college should be made universally available would simply waste money on a massive scale.

The quality of available education typically drops as the quantity rises and millions of young Americans are already finding that employers in their fields are no longer interested in anything lower than a master’s degree.

This only proves that Democrats can’t keep their promises. It is not even a year after Biden became the president but yet many of his election promised were now broken and I can’t imagine how much he’ll make for the coming months and years.

Source: News Hour First

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