Congresswoman-elect Mia Love went to great lengths during her campaign to refute earlier promises she had made to do away with the Department of Education–including popular Pell grants and subsidized loans that allow many Americans to afford a college education. The assignment of her new congressional mentor, Paul Ryan, gives cause to consider whether or not her change of heart was serious.
Though Paul Ryan’s budget doesn’t gut the Department of Education as Love had aggressively hoped for, it does do some serious damage. Ryan’s budget would cut Pell grants by $90 billion and totally eliminate subsidized loans. What’s that saying about the company you keep?