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Old 11-19-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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Hundreds rally at UCLA to protest expected 32% increase in student fees | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

The liberal policies of California have driven this once beautiful state into an oblivion.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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They can rally all they want, but the fact is California is flat broke and there is not going to be anymore money. The state's wallet is empty and the credit cards are maxxed out. Get use to it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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They're welcome to pay full fare at a private school if they don't like the state's reduced subsidy.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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OMG, they might have to go get a part time job to get through school like I did.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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OMG, they might have to go get a part time job to get through school like I did.
Oh, the horror. The OC Register had a similar story today and one of the idiots with a bullhorn at UCI was described at a 5th year senior. I bet if the subsidy was cut off after 4 years and the full tuition was charged, he'd find a way to make it out in 4 years.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Hundreds rally at UCLA to protest expected 32% increase in student fees | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

The liberal policies of California have driven this once beautiful state into an oblivion.
It seems to me that decreasing tuition subsidies for public universities would appeal to conservatives, no?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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It seems to me that decreasing tuition subsidies for public universities would appeal to conservatives, no?
Sounds to me like it would appeal to anyone who understood there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Who exactly pays for these "subsidies"?
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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One of the nice things about California's university system was its low costs, when I went to school community college was around $250/year, Cal state $2,000/year and a UC $4,000/year or so. That was an amazing deal and provided a lot of people with good opportunities. Its unfortunate that it has to end, but California's glory days are over.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Sounds to me like it would appeal to anyone who understood there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Who exactly pays for these "subsidies"?
Taxpayers, obviously. Anyone with an IQ above 50 knows that. Some of us are OK with paying those subsidies, even if we don't benefit directly from them, and even if some of the subsidized students don't vote for the same political party as us. The reason is that we think that smart kids who don't come from rich households should nonetheless have access to a first-class university education. It wasn't so many decades ago that pretty much all Californians agreed with that. That was long before the extreme political polarization that seems to have taken hold of the state (and the country).
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: RSM
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College education subsidy benefits the state greatly. Locals are more inclined to stay local because they do their internships and network through their school and eventually pay this money back through their own taxes. CA has the best public college systems in the US, one of the few things left that CA is any good at, and it pays big dividends back to the state.
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