Not too long ago, there was a post asking whether college should be free for everyone. Well, now it seems the President has proposed almost exactly that (with some limits -- just the first two years of college, and I'm assuming the students still have to get in). Of course, it's not "free" as in air or speech -- the taxpayers would essentially be footing the bill. I'm assuming those who prioritize lowering taxes* would thus be against this, and say it's a drain on public resources to help private individuals. I tend to think having access to education is a public matter (otherwise, why not make the same argument about libraries -- they use public resources, but it's just those who actually go get library cards that benefit). So, I'm generally in favor of the idea, though the implementation details would be important. Do you think it's a good idea? What details do you think would be most important to get right? * obviously, if you relate this to a party this could be "political". I hope it doesn't become that way. The fact is, lowering taxes is a good thing. Providing services is also a good thing. The fact that these two good things compete... well, that's where all the arguments start and snowball into accusations of idiocy, evil, and the like.