Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tax Subsidies for the "Rich?"

Federally backed student loans regularly go to the wrong people – in 2003-04, nearly 30% of students from families earning more than $100,000 a year got them – and they make tuition more expensive for everyone. And while federally subsidized loans – on which Democrats are now focusing after promising to cut rates on all federal student loans during the campaign season - go to fewer wealthy families, they still tend to benefit well-off students and those whose parents understand how to game the system.

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