The government does not have the money for such a venture, sadly. Especially with both aisles of Congress pushing for additional budget cuts over the next 10 years.
However, if someone does not act to remove the threat of student loans from the rising generation, the economy will never recover. Historically, Americans fresh out of college are the most frivolous with their expenditures, which is one of the many things that power the U.S. domestic economy. Now, with every young man and woman paying off student loans instead, our economy has lost a major source of influx.