Free Tuition Is Too Expensive, Sen. Sanders Plans For Tuition Free College

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Two Republican candidates vying for Marco Rubio 's Senate seat said that though college tuition is too expensive, Sen. Bernie Sanders plans for tuition-free college don 't add up.

“As much as I respect Mr. Sanders … I think if he’s going to offer free tuition, something is wrong with that idea,” said Senate candidate Dwight Young, a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy. “I don’t see where we are going to get the money to afford it.”

The University of Central Florida College Republicans invited all Republican candidates to debate Monday in the Nicholson School of Communication, but Young and Howard Knepper, a Miami businessman, were the only two who accepted.

Elaine Sarlo, UCF College Republicans chairwoman, was a moderator for the debate, said she tailored her questions, like the college tuition one, to issues that college students care about.

Knepper said he agreed with his opponent, but both that a solution for more affordable college is needed.

“I don’t want you to have a debt around your neck when you graduate,” Knepper said.

Knepper said he would take $100,000 of his $175,000 senatorial paycheck each year and start a fund that feeds into the Florida school system. Young said those who agreed to serve their country for six years should have their college education paid for by the government.

Both candidates were strongly opposed to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.

Young said that those entering…

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