Friday, April 27, 2012

Democracy in Action

Just saw this on facebook.


Yeah, if we just get enough people who want other people to pay for our stuff to sign, Uncle Sam will go out and actually force other people to pay for our stuff.

How cool is that?

Sad thing is, it was on the wall of a friend.  Who signed it.

We're in big trouble.


Cylarz said...

I kind of see where you're going with this, and you're right. A deal is a deal; that is, a deal between a college kid and the federal government's Dept of Education is a deal.

That said, I'm still more than $20,000, a full twelve years after finishing college. (Tuition has tripled since I graduated, so other students will have it even worse.) I remember looking at the bill and asking, "Why is it the US government has money for all the other stupid things it spends billions of dollars on, but it can't afford to fully-fund an education for a productive member of society?"

Why isn't this covered, same as grade school and high school were? Why do I have to go into the military or take a federal job to even get the feds to consider the idea of forgiving my loans?

I know, I know, I sound like a socialist.

On the other hand, one could argue that the availability of federal student loans in the first place, is the real culprit. It's encouraged institutions of higher learning to simply raise their tuition rates to the point where students are right back to where they were before the last round of "free" federal aid came available.

Cylarz said...

By the way, nice job on the "global warming" thread over at Morgan's place. Good to have an ACTUAL scientist weighing-in against Mr Mouthpiece over there.

Southern Man said...

Only if they give rebates to those of us who worked our asses off to pay our student loans.