But how will the Bush girls afford a good education now?
Bowles is right. There is no such thing as a social liberal who is also a fiscal conservative. Either you give a shit about helping people or you don't.
The federal government will be able to require millions of college students to shoulder more of the cost of their education under the new spending bill approved yesterday by the House and Senate.
The government moved to change its formula for college aid last year, but was blocked by Congress. Now, however, no such language appears in the appropriations bill lawmakers are considering, clearing the way for the government to scale back college grants for hundreds of thousands of low-income students.
Nearly 100,000 more students may lose their federal grants entirely, as Congress considers legislation that could place more of the financial burden for college on students and their families.
The cutback stems from a revision to the formula governing virtually all of the nation's financial aid. Last year, the Department of Education changed the formula on its own, angering members of Congress who contended that it was a backdoor way of cutting education spending without facing the public. The department retorted that it was merely following the law.
Yet another way to fuck over the poor. How the hell can so many millions of people be so dumb to vote against their own economic interests so Bush and his cronies can continue to fuck them over? Oh well, at least Bush is doing his part to keep them as ignorant as possible.