The West Point grad who was photographed with a pro-Communism message in his hat cost taxpayers a fortune. He went to school for free, meaning on the taxpayers’ dime.
The Daily Caller reports:
COSTLY COMMIE: You Won’t Believe How Much West Point’s Radical Marxist Cadet Cost Taxpayers
American taxpayers spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars paying for radical Marxist Spenser Rapone to receive a world-class education and officer training at the United States Military Academy.
Rapone is the Army officer and former West Point cadet who appears to have posted photos of himself in uniform at West Point promoting pro-communism messages. In one posted photo, Rapone appears to have placed a paper sign in his formal uniform hat saying: “Communism will win.” In another photo, Rapone is wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt underneath his uniform.
— Victims of Communism (@VoCommunism) September 27, 2017
“The scholarship value of a U.S. Military Academy education is $226,051, as of April 2017,” West Point’s public affairs office told The Daily Caller on Tuesday.
“This number varies from year to year, but this is the most up-to-date information.”
Like every other West Point cadet, Rapone did not pay a dime to attend the academy. His taxpayer-funded education was fully funded by the federal government — with no loans — for four years.
Will he be forced to pay it all back? He should.