Really. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch:
…paying for college out of tax dollars doesn’t make the cost go away; it just means you have to send a check to the IRS instead of the bursar’s office.
With the added caveat that the bursar’s office is probably going to be more efficient about processing the check. And can’t make your life a living hell if they lose said check. And the bursar can’t audit you within an inch of your life… I can go on, but you get the point.
PS: Yes, of course that means that ‘free’ community college is a middle-class tax hike. Why do you think that the GOP is being told to say ‘no?’