"So you can go to college on Pell Grants — maybe I should not be telling anybody this because it’s turning out to be the welfare of the 21st century. You can go to school, collect your Pell Grants, get food stamps, low-income energy assistance, Section 8 housing, and all of a sudden we find ourselves subsidizing people that don’t have to graduate from college."
Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) voicing his opposition to subsidizing higher education back in April. And sure enough, Tea Partiers are attempting to cut Pell Grants.
I could fully rebut this, discuss how hard it is to get Section 8 housing - virtually impossible without dependents. I could point out that Pell Grants are disbursed to the university first, and the student does not receive anything if tuition is not paid in full. I receive the Pell Grant. It’s $2,750 a semester, $5,500 a year. This does not go far. I could go into more details, but I’m tired of this shit. This guy’s net worth makes him the 14th richest member of the US House, though he thinks he’s “cash-poor” and “struggling like everyone else.”
Here’s my message to those people like Rep. Rehberg, who think it’s perfectly acceptable to make it even harder to go to college:
(Source: thehill.com, via cognitivedissonance)