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  1. #1 Trump wants to end the DC Tuition Assistance Grant for low-income students 
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    MariaCSR (181 posts)

    Trump wants to end the DC Tuition Assistance Grant for low-income students
    Of course it's behind a pay wall.

    Cha (202,342 posts)

    1. Of course he does... russian mole
    Freedomofspeech (1,715 posts)

    2. Bastard.
    world wide wally (12,018 posts)
    3. Prick
    John Fante (223 posts)

    4. This is the kind of evil he conjures up while wasting millions

    on the golf course.

    Is it too early to call him the worst American politician in history?
    elleng (81,328 posts)

    5. "because of a lack of a clear federal role

    for supporting the cost of higher education specifically for District residents.”

    Of COURSE, this 'federal' city

    'As a result of Washington’s abundance of federal civil service jobs and its status as a major tourist destination, the city’s economy is overwhelmingly dominated by the service sector. Research and development work is another key component of the local economy. Most businesses are linked in some way to the federal government. Thousands of area residents work as lobbyists, seeking favourable legislation for the interests they represent. (Although the term lobbyist used in this context probably dates from the early 19th century, it is a popularly held notion that it was coined by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who applied the name to the favour seekers who sought him out in the lobby of the Willard Hotel [now the Willard InterContinental Washington], where he was known to relax after a long day.) . .

    Washington’s governmental structure has slowly evolved into a limited form of self-government under the control of Congress. The city government is unique because Article I of the Constitution of the United States of America empowers Congress to exercise exclusive legislative authority over the seat of government. Congress granted Washington its first city government in 1802, providing for a mayor (to be appointed by the president) and for a 12-member council (to be elected by Washington’s taxpaying white male residents). Ten years later, Congress amended the city charter to provide for an eight-member board of aldermen and a 12-member common council who together elected a mayor. In 1820 Congress again amended the city charter to allow qualified residents—male property owners—to elect a mayor. In 1846 the city of Alexandria and Alexandria county (later renamed Arlington county) were returned to Virginia. Two years later, Congress added a board of assessors, a surveyor, a collector, and a registrar to the number of elected officials in Washington. . .

    Washington was established as the capital of the United States as the result of a compromise following seven years of negotiation by members of the U.S. Congress as they tried to define the concept of a “federal enclave.” On July 17, 1790, Congress passed the Residence Act, which created a permanent seat for the federal government. George Washington, the country’s first president (1789–97), carefully chose the site, which is on the Potomac River’s navigation head (to accommodate oceangoing ships), and near two well-established colonial port cities, George Town (now Georgetown, a section of the city of Washington) and Alexandria, Va. This location bridged the Northern and Southern states, but Washington called it “the gateway to the interior” because he hoped it would also serve to economically bind the Western territories to the Eastern Seaboard—the Tidewater and the Piedmont regions—and thereby secure the allegiance of the frontier to the new country.'>>>
    So we've been paying for a college education JUST for DC residents? Why?

    MichMan (1,291 posts)

    7. Family incomes up to $750K a year are eligible

    Waiting for someone to explain why DC families making $750K need tuition assistance to attend college? Never heard of any other state or federal grants that applied to people at that income level.

    Wonder how many who received the $$$ were children of politicians or cabinet heads?
    The District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) Program
    Congressional Research Service


    The District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-98) was enacted on November 12, 1999, creating the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program. The program provides grants to District of Columbia residents for undergraduate education. Grants for study at public institutions of higher education (IHEs) nationwide offset the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees, up to $10,000 per year and a cumulative maximum of $50,000. Students may also receive grants of up to $2,500 per year and a cumulative maximum of $12,500 for undergraduate study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide and private IHEs in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
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    You're just super patient wading through the muck and finding all those facts. DUmmies, of course, won't bother to read that folks making 700K can qualify for "tuition assistance."

    This is I love:

    Cha (202,342 posts)

    1. Of course he does... russian mole
    First of all, did Cha does misspell "Che"? (Or was there also a Cha Guevara, Che's secret older brother?)

    Second, why would a Russian mole go after tuition assistance in DC? Does Cha think that the Russians rigged the election just to make sure some people in DC couldn't attend college? What would be the point in that?
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