We as a nation need to find ways to make college more affordable. Loans
don't make college more affordable; they make slaves out of students.
Scholarships, research grants, affordable tuition rates, less expensive textbook
alternatives, and work opportunities that work around students' schedules
make college more affordable. Online learning opportunities can make college
more affordable, but only if the cost savings is passed on to the student;
unfortunately, most colleges today don't offer discounts for taking online
classes even though the associated costs may be drastically lower than the costs
of offering brick-and-mortar classes.Loans will probably always have
a place in the how-to-pay-for-college equation, but they shouldn't be the
There is no reason for the federal government to be in the college loan business
at all. Show me where that is permitted by the Constitution.Especially since we are already $15 Trillion in debt!This is just
one of thousands of different schemes dreamed up by politicians over the years
to buy votes by giving away "free stuff." They all need to be
eliminated.Let students borrow money from the private sector if they
want to, or save up before going, or join the military for school benefits. Or,
in many cases, quit wasting time and money attending college when they are not
suited for it or not benefitting from it.And, we really need to
investigate why college costs have more than doubled in the last 10 years when
total inflation during that time was only 29.7 percent. Fix that problem and
you go a long way to mitigating the need for student loans.
So what have the GOP and president proposed as an alternative besides doing
nothing? Doing nothing and pretending that people don't exist and the
economy hasn't collapsed is no longer and alternative. If the president is
a leader, and we know that's a joke, he would provide some alternatives
rather than a do nothing policy to hide his lack of leadership. At
some point the economy and financial system must be allowed to set its own level
of equilibrium to keep the economy from collapsing. Education has become a low
priority because of the economic depression we are in and the GOP has run out of
places to hide the unemployed and underemployed. And its not because of lack of
eduction. Borrowing and debt is a method of hiding poverty and unemployment.The real danger the GOP and president faces with students leaving
schools and being turned loose will raise the unemployment numbers.Students can wait to finish college after they earn some money rather than
keep borrowing themselves in to indentured servitude and financial disaster for
Sometimes I get really bothered by the fact that I paid off my own student
Ah, yes. Partisan politics at their best. On both sides.What's the story about fiddling while Rome was burning? Rome -- America.
Same thing, isn't it?
The Democrats plan got over 50 votes, the Republican one didn't even get 40
so many Republicans didn't even support it.
its not a party thing they are both controled by the corporate world. who wins
with higher interst.banks win again. who diregulated banks. Reagan And
Clinton . who won banks and stock holders. who lost when they failed tax payers
and the middle class and working poor. who won ceos that got millions even
though they almost ruinned america. even when they do a bad job they get extra
then they lay of the working class to make stock holders happy. they dont cut
costs they cut people. money is god in america. the deadly sin is capitalism.
greed is good the inventer of capitalism said. and america love it.