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MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Give Free College to Essential Workers

MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Give Free College to Essential Workers

“The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EubyLEXSZWM

If Whitmer ends up being chosen as Biden’s VP, this will be her “free” college plan. Every Democrat has to have one.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Essential workers to get free college under new Whitmer plan

Essential workers in Michigan would be eligible for free college under a new plan being proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The plan, modeled on the GI Bill, would pay for college for those front-line workers who don’t have a college degree, Whitmer said in announcing it Wednesday. Those eligible would be workers “like the ones staffing our hospitals and nursing homes, stocking the shelves at grocery stores, providing child care to critical infrastructure workers, manufacturing PPE, protecting public safety, picking up trash or delivering supplies,” the state said in the announcement.

The plan is being called Futures for Frontliners. It is being billed as the first-such program in the nation.

Details about the program, how people would apply for it or how much it would cost were not immediately released. Whitmer said the state would use federal grant money to pay the costs.

“The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis,” Whitmer said in a statement. “This program will ensure tuition-free college opportunities and give these dedicated Michiganders an opportunity to earn a technical certificate, associate degree or even a bachelor’s degree.

“I want to assure all of our workers we will never forget those of you who stepped up and sacrificed their own health during this crisis. You’re the reason we’re going to get through this.”

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Governor Whitmer, AKA Wretched Gretchen, Wicked Witch of the North, wants to give free College to “essential workers”. No, she wants YOU to give away free College.

Let’s call these free college plans what they are: a way for the government to subsidize colleges which are facing budget crunches and possible shutdowns.

… and I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that college administrators and faculty are overwhelmingly Democrat party faithfuls and are often *very* influential in the party’s policy-making circles.

healthguyfsu | May 24, 2020 at 5:57 pm

shameless PR ploy that they didn’t think through

So people who still have jobs during the lockdown get free college and people who are unemployed don’t?

George_Kaplan | May 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm

Is this simply a desperate bid for votes? Whitmer’s offering free education, assuming she’s re-elected, but only if the federal government gives her taxpayer funds for it.

The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

Medical? Public works? Emergency? My local Chinese dry-cleaning place is apparently filled with “essential workers,” though they’ve slacked off hours a bit in honor of the Great Shutdown—they’re nowadays closed on Sundays.

Whitmer said the state would use federal grant money to pay the costs.

This is a great moment in the growth of government without bounds—she’s now spending another government’s money. How Progressive.

I’m coming to believe that every time a politician says “free” when they mean “we’re going to take it out of everyone’s taxes” they should be horse-whipped. Yes, I mean that literally. It’s possibly the only way to stop them abusing the English language.

“Free”
You keep using that word. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

    CorkyAgain in reply to GWB. | May 26, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Take it out of our taxes or debase our currency.

    Which amounts to the same thing, I guess.

One more economy destroying idea from another evil democrat woman.

Hey Dipshit, nothing is free. Someone has to pay for it.

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