Three Takeaways from President Obama’s Decision to Scrap Taxing 529 Plans

President Obama’s decision to drop his plan to tax the earnings of college savings plans known as 529s was a jaw-dropper for many reasons. Rarely, if ever, does a president offer up a detailed proposal in the State of the Union—the best annual opportunity for the White House to introduce and gain support for policy…
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Obama’s Disastrous Proposal to Pay for “Free” Community College By Taxing Savers

Community colleges are great things. They fill a higher education niche that the traditional college system dramatically under serves. In doing so, they provide a quality educational option for a variety of students who may otherwise be unable to pursue a degree. But we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in singing their praises, the…
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Obama’s Plan to Troll the State of the Union

We’ve written several times before about President Obama’s attempt to troll Republicans by being intentionally misleading or inflammatory in order to generate news coverage. This is not some conspiracy theory ginned up by right-wing message boards, it is a purposeful and intentional strategy created by the White House. Major Garrett reported for National Journal: It…
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Four Questions the President Won’t Answer About His “Free” Community College Stunt

President Obama on Friday proposed making two-year public community colleges tuition-free. The program, called America’s College Promise, would give an estimated 9 million students an average tuition savings of around $3,800 a year. But as the late, great economist Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their…
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