In the January 2015 the SOTU speech President Obama proposed a zero tuition plan for community colleges, at $60B over 10 years and a $7.3B over 5 years loan repayment for college loan burdens. These programs always end up being more costly than the plan. Since our soaring education costs (aka bubble) have been caused by the federal government flooding campuses with money which causes them to raise tuition, I’m curious if these proposals went anywhere, and do they carry over to the next administration? Was it a bone to the left wing of the party?
From the National Taxpayers Union website. Lots of graphs and analyses.