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  1. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    If Hillary wins and Dems take House and Senate, do you think they'll pass any major sweeping policy changes akin to ACA? If so, what?
     
  2. AznTrojan Silver Belt

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    income tax hikes
     
  3. klnOmega Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Tax increases and cronyism.
     
  4. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    The biggest thing would be no tuition for in-state students at public universities if their families make less than $125K a year. The MW hike would be pretty big, too (bad idea, IMO, though).
     
  5. Rational Poster War Room Messiah

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    Corporate and capitals gains tax reform I hope.
     
  6. InvestigatorIL Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    As someone said debt free public college not to mention and hopefully repeal or amend citizens united.
     
  7. UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    That sounds great IFF there also is a large infusion of state and federal funding. One of the big drivers in increasing tuitions has been decreasing (adjusted) state contributions. State universities have been put in the position of maintaining or expanding research and and teaching activities while not getting increases in funding from states. The only way to make up that shortfall is tuition.
     
  8. InvestigatorIL Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Or making Wall Street pay higher taxes
     
  9. ucunc156 Silver Belt

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    This is what I hope for.
    This is what I will settle for. Probably won't be free but some type of college costs reform and minimum wage increase is what I imagine they will push for.
     
  10. UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    That gets to where the money comes from, which is also relevant but not precisely what I was referring to.

    As an aside, I fully support the sort of initiative JVS brought up but there also should be rather strict SAT/ACT requirements.
     
  11. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    To be clear, I'm not necessarily in favor of the two things I mentioned (don't know enough to really have a position there but I have some reservations). Just answering the question. Looking into it, there's a lot about the platform I'm not thrilled with, though some things that don't seem splashy that I think are important and positive.
     
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    Who pays the bill for debt free college?
     
  14. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    I'm not in favor of the former. If they're going to cover that many people they might as well make it universal. Most families making more than 125k are not bourgeois.

    The minimum wage hike I'm neither for nor against.
     
  15. sickc0d3r Red Belt

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    I'd be on board if this were the case. I'd sure like to see a push for vocational and apprenticeship alternatives as well.
     
  16. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    I'd certainly appreciate it if they made it universal (I'd love for my daughter to go to Cal for free). But I'd be more concerned with the policy on the other end (that is, might be better to drop the income cutoff lower).

    I don't think there would be any change in educational standards. It would just be easier to pay for. Might drive standards up, actually.
     
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    Has Hillary said anything about free schooling? I thought that was Bernie thing?
     
  18. sickc0d3r Red Belt

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    Yeah, I think you're right that it would be a side effect of fewer financial barriers.
     
  19. It should be free for all not just those under a certain income bracket. It's unfair and unequal if it is any other way. And yes I realize if it was free for all that the wealthy would have higher taxes, however they would be entitled to the same facilities. It's the principle of having it for everyone vs those under a certain bracket. It is like people who make over 125 are being punished. And if you think a family making 150k can easily cover college tuition costs better than a family say making 110k well you are mistaken I believe.

    Also, why are you against. MW hike? The American Economic Association and many other groups and experts support at least a modest increase. $12 or $11 something would be an excellent start. MW has less purchasing power than it did in the 1970s and 1980s and it has not kept up with inflation (I believe).
     
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    Take everyone's money and give it to Syrian refugees, disband the military, remove all gender signs at restrooms, make Christian bakers only cook for gay weddings, ban all guns and have a conservative holocaust.

    You know, the usually stuff Hannity warns us about.
     

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