Romney Might Want To Exchange Notes With Paul Ryan Before He Discusses Pell Grants

Romney talked about supporting Pell grants in his response to the first question of the second presidential debate. But his running mate has a different plan…

From Think Progress:

Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, proposed a budget that cuts nondefense discretionary appropriations (which includes funding for Pell Grants) to $474 billion next year, $38 billion below the CBO’s baseline. If Ryan’s cuts are apportioned equally and across the board, it would cut discretionary funding for the Pell Grant program by more than $15 billion total, or 42 percent, next year alone, eliminating Pell Grants for 1 million students and reducing what’s left by more than an average of $1,500 for each Pell Grant recipient:

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