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Democrats will be appealing to voters via..."free" college education etc.

It may be that, at some point, the US will decide that post-secondary education will be "free," in that there won't be a tuition charge. But people seem to imagine that it'll be like today, but just "free" (well, free to the student but not the taxpayer). But once it becomes "free," I believe that we won't be paying for the current college experience, but just the "job training" portion. Things that I can see society *not* paying for are:
-Being able to take 5+ years and change your major at will,
-Sports (or at least *winning* sports with limitless salaries for coaches...have you seen the map that shows the highest paid public employee in each state, where most states it's the State U's football or basketball coach?)
-Majors like Gender Studies, Art History, Modern Dance, etc.

When you let someone else pay the piper, you don't always like the tune he calls.
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