Let's say you're on a family outing when you realize you're 20 miles from the nearest exit and the car is almost out of gas. If you lighten the load, you just might make it to the gas station. Uncle Harry and Aunt Myrtle have brought along a heavy cooler jammed full of cheeses, cold cuts, and wine. How about leaving that by the side of the road? Not so fast, says Uncle Harry: We need those snacks and, besides, how about the engine? It's really heavy. Stupid idea, right? But it's essentially what Congress is proposing to do by slashing student financial-aid programs to address the federal budget deficit.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer