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Kyle Pomerleau: Making College Unaffordable, Government Style

August 5, 2013

Are federal student loans and higher education tax credits effective ways to make college more affordable for more families? The answer may surprise you. Kyle Pomerleau joins the podcast to discuss these topics in light of his recent paper discussing a new bill floating inside the U.S. Congress right now. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) have recently introduced the Higher Education and Skills Obtainment Act, which would consolidate the current assortment of federal tax deductions for higher education into one credit called the Higher Education and Skills Obtainment Credit. Pomerleau is an economist at the nonpartisan TaxFoundation.