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New York Just Made College Tuition Free For Middle-Class Students

By Mustafa Gatollari

It's no secret that U.S. students are getting royally screwed over when it comes to college. With tuition prices rapidly increasing, more and more students have to take out loans they'll more than likely be paying off for the rest of their lives. The cost of living in states that are actually hiring with jobs that pay a decent salary is increasing as well, which means that even if you are hired, there's not much cash at the end of the month left after paying off your debts.

When you consider that mega-churches are getting tax exemptions, and billion dollar U.S. corporations whose primary consumers are tax-paying American citizens are off-shoring all of their corporations in countries like Ireland so they can weasel their way out of paying their fair share of taxes, you start to wonder why the government can't afford to educate a population that's just going to turn around and contribute to their country in the future with new skills, jobs, and ideas?

Which is why I think it's awesome to see that New York State is making college free for middle class students at two and four year public colleges.