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Don't go to college just go on welfare.

 
snotty
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12/06/2012 09:29 AM
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Don't go to college just go on welfare.
Tuition is way up, earning trending down.

Either go on welfare or just get some piss ant job.

My education, valued at ~100,000 USD never got me a single job.

Fortunately it was pretty much all academic scholarship money so I don't owe anything.

Others not so lucky!


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12/06/2012 09:36 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
No no, go to college from Obamas pells, AND be on welfare and food stamps while you do it. Oh and apply for other grants for the extra cash ;). Our renters do it for years... With no intent on actually ever working, of course...
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12/06/2012 09:39 AM

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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
No no, go to college from Obamas pells, AND be on welfare and food stamps while you do it. Oh and apply for other grants for the extra cash ;). Our renters do it for years... With no intent on actually ever working, of course...
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Yes, those school loans are very lucrative and supply a student with a better lifestyle than me; and I am one of the professors.

Students have long manicured nails, hair weaves, nice cars, nice clothes and shoes, and the best of phones, computers, and tablets.

And don't forget the bling.

Last Edited by Renegade () on 12/06/2012 09:40 AM
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12/06/2012 09:40 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
No no, go to college from Obamas pells, AND be on welfare and food stamps while you do it. Oh and apply for other grants for the extra cash ;). Our renters do it for years... With no intent on actually ever working, of course...
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Cant get both at the same time. Some future republican was bitching to me about it the other day.
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
No no, go to college from Obamas pells, AND be on welfare and food stamps while you do it. Oh and apply for other grants for the extra cash ;). Our renters do it for years... With no intent on actually ever working, of course...
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Cant get both at the same time. Some future republican was bitching to me about it the other day.
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Oh if you have children and are single, you damn sure can and I am 100% positive on that.
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12/06/2012 09:49 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
Bet you could have an injury to get pills to sell (paid for by free healthcare) on top of that... People lack pride in ANYTHING is the problem. Remember having to WORK for something you wanted or needed, nope not anymore. Age of entitlement and one day it will all be stopped. Needs to. Right is right, wrong is wrong...hf
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12/06/2012 09:51 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
I have no job, get no benefits,

no Obamaphone.

I was bitter about it before, but not now.

Work some small, nothing happening jobs that lead nowhere.

Never married, no children, no arrest record.

One driving ticket (speeding) in many many years.

hf
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12/06/2012 09:55 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
Did anyone ever make a sequel to "No Country for Old Men"?

Just saw it again, seems like there could have been a sequel.


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12/06/2012 10:07 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
well at least your single with no kids. the marriage penalty tax may be coming back Jan 1st and the child tax credit may get cut in half.
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12/06/2012 10:19 AM
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with helping people go to college. Untold hundreds of thousands of people have graduated from college and gone on to productive careers using student aid of all types. The vast majority of student loans are paid back. Don't universally the merit of student aid programs because they are imperfectly implemented.

Aid isn't the problem. The problem is the criteria for getting aid. Students who major in certain marginal degrees should probably be limited to certain types of aid. This is a slippery slope though, that could be politically exploited. Still, such majors as music, art, and theater are pretty marginal. Some would say the same about social sciences, but I'll not go so far. They are quite useful (if not as lucrative as some degrees they at least lead to jobs for those who go on the get their graduate certificates where applicable).

Standards should be raised. Currently a C average is enough to get and keep aid. That should be raised to a B. There's no sense in spending money on (and loaning money to) marginal students.

There is a certain segment of college students who account for most of the waste and defaulted loans. Only half of freshmen make it through their sophomore year. Only 25% of students earn a degree within 5 years. When people receive loans and then fail to complete school they are almost guaranteed to default (and account for about 90% of defaulted loans). How could they not? They have gained no increase in marketability if they don't graduate.Simply by raising standards most of those problem students can be weeded out before they ever waste our money.

For profit private schools are a huge issue. Default rates and employability for these students are shockingly dismal.

Contrary to this media promoted hype most college graduates (especially the highly motivated performers) go on to get reasonable jobs and contribute to society. They pay their loans off and pay enough extra in taxes (due to their higher salaries) to offset what was invested in them.

There are exceptions of course. A degree is just a degree. It guarantees nothing. It is a tool by which a person gains advantage. If said person does not or is incapable of exploiting that advantage then that is their fault. Maybe they can't present themselves right. Communication and impression management are important. Confidence and motivation are traits that a degree does not supplant.
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
I have no job, get no benefits,

no Obamaphone.

I was bitter about it before, but not now.

Work some small, nothing happening jobs that lead nowhere.

Never married, no children, no arrest record.

One driving ticket (speeding) in many many years.

hf
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Living in Mom's basement?
Who are you leaching off?
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Re: Don't go to college just go on welfare.
well at least your single with no kids. the marriage penalty tax may be coming back Jan 1st and the child tax credit may get cut in half.
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What is "marriage penalty" tax? Penalty for being married, or penalty for not being married?
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