DN Editorial: The big 'no-tax' lie

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Philadelphia Daily News

A Daily News editorial warns that Gov. Corbett's proposed 30 percent cut to higher education and "no tax" policy may still end up taxing families. "The stunning cuts to higher ed in Corbett's proposed budget plan will certainly lead to tuition hikes for parents who send their kids to state schools. (This year, for example, Temple raised its tuition by more than $1,000 per year to deal with state cuts.) And since the governor also cut the higher-education-assistance program, which provides needs-based tuition aid, the new higher financial burden - which we call a tax - will rise in inverse proportion to income. Of course, parents can opt out of this tax hike by not sending their kids to college, but then they'll be paying another tax: the amount of lost earnings suffered by those with no college degree."