Should Free State College Education?

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The recent presidential election brought about a new round of discussion concerning the possibility of free state college tuition. Since Barack Obama first mentioned the idea in 2015, conflicts of interest have arisen surrounding the debate. Many people think that free state college education would enable more Americans to receive and then use an education at a higher level than in years past. Other argue that there will be many disadvantages to free state college education that would far outweigh the benefits. Providing free state college education to all American citizens would not only lend to the enormous debt of our nation, but would offer assistance to families without real need of financial assistance, and would contribute to the laziness and lack of motivation of the future generation of United States Citizens. When a student graduates with a general bachelor’s degree in the United States of America, the average starting annual salary is $50,556. Of this $50,556, 11 percent of the gross pay is taken out for federal taxes, 4 percent is taken out for state income taxes, 6.2 percent is taken out for social security, and 1.45 percent is taken out for Medicare costs. Using the average college graduate’s starting salary, these deductions add up to $11,451.38, leaving an estimated annual net income of $39,104.62. This net income is then used for savings, investments, mortgages, loans, and other daily living expenses crucial to maintaining a certain standard of living in
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