How to fund education in America…the condensed version
It doesn’t really seem that hard to figure out how to fund education. This article from The Hill describes two failed bills in the Senate that would extend low-interest federal student loans. The voting and issues involved with the two bills are completely down partisan lines. The Dem-backed bill failed because they couldn’t get 60 votes – only 51-43 majority. The Repub-backed bill was rejected 34-62. Okay, so the money source for the funding is where the two parties disagree…nothing new there. From the same article:
Both sides agree the low interest rates should be extended, but the two parties disagree over how to cover the nearly $6 billion cost.
I have an idea…
…let’s take it from the $1.3 TRILLION in Pentagon war appropriations. I hardly think they will miss it. We need to start investing in our own country instead of blowing everybody else’s up.
War cost data from here.