11th April 2017
On Friday, New York decided to become the first state to offer four years of tuition-free public college to its residents.
Starting in the fall of 2017, any student from a family who is making less than $100,000 annually can qualify for free tuition, under certain conditions, such as a requirement to maintain a minimum grade point average and commit to living and working in New York for four years after graduation.
Like all tuition-free proposals, this policy kicks the can down the road, leaving taxpayers and future generations with the bill.
Not to mention the fact that New York state will now be even more of a magnet to low-income people than it has been because of its generous welfare benefits. So the tax burden on New York residents will grow ever larger, and middle-class people will be squeezed out to other less expensive states (welcome in Texas, guys, really). So eventually New York state will contain only very rich people, very poor people, and very stupid people — the very definition of a Democrat utopia! Win-win!