We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Repayment caps such as those offered through income-based repayment and other policies put no downward pressure on college prices. After all, why should colleges reduce tuition rates if the government keeps increasing student-loan subsidies? Making income-based repayment options even more generous will continue to enable universities to raise tuition and fees, confident that students will have access to a deep well of federal loans and grants, which will be paid-off through IBR and loan forgiveness on the backs of the taxpayers.
But don't you see? Colleges and universities are gravy trains for the same kind of useless leftists that now control our federal government. Of course they are going to continue underwriting liberal colleges and universities so more and more Americans can major in Women's and Gender Studies while being underwritten by the taxpayers.
It's time for the "higher" education establishment to get a haircut. The right makeup of Congress could do it. This guy Bart may be the start. We'll see what happens over the rest of the summer, and how he and others of his kind work out.