Herman Cain Says States Should Control College Aid

2012 candidate says funding college should not be a federal responsibility.
3:00 | 10/27/11

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I believe that if -- state. -- to help with college education. That they should do that secondly. You have people living within community -- within state. That are willing to help fund those -- of programs. Why do not believe that it is the responsibility of the total government to help fund a college education. Because He regain our resource is -- limited and I believe that the best solution is the one closest to the problem. The people within the state the people within the community is I believe the one of the ultimately have that responsibility. You don't have to spend 200000 -- -- get a college education. Because -- colleges the university -- compete against one another and there are instances where. Young people can -- a bad. Value for the money if they make different choices but I based upon the number of young people that I have school will they do -- -- live. That it is worth the investment. And one of the biggest questions -- -- if will not be able to get a job was not get out of -- And this is when I get back to our biggest domestic challenge. Is growing this economy. Yes we need to improve education but we've also got to grow this economy at a more robust rate I happen to know. That there are a lot of young people who don't come from. High economic income families. And they make different choices. As to the schools that they go to secondly -- ideas. Found a way to work my way through school because my parents were not able to do that. If you want an education a college education of America. I believe that people can get it if they're determined to get it they might have to work a little harder they might have to work a little longer. But the fact that we have sold many options but people did get an advanced education in this nation. I think it is one of the big pluses that we have that we all for our young people that a lot of other countries do not --

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