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Dems ready June student loan push
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:27:17 PM »

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Re: Dems ready June student loan push
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 12:34:28 PM »
This is yet another area of American life that the government shouldn't have touched.  Any time an entity with lots of money gets involved in the purchase something, whether it be medical care, housing, or education, the cost goes through the roof.  Government gets involved in the financing of education, the price goes up, and government wants to get involved even more because the price is higher. 

I'm reminded of Thomas Sowell's quote about replacing government programs:  "No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: 'But what would you replace it with?' When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with?"
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Re: Dems ready June student loan push
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 12:16:28 AM »
We have to stop subsidizing these "college educations". They're propaganda courses. The graduates all too often are brainwashed progressives with no useful skills. I would happily subsidize engineers, doctors and the like, but paying for someone to spend 4 - 6 years immersed in feminist studies or white privilege discussions is a waste of our money and their time. They could go straight to work at Starbucks after high school and be better off.

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Re: Dems ready June student loan push
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 12:21:05 AM »
This is yet another area of American life that the government shouldn't have touched.  Any time an entity with lots of money gets involved in the purchase something, whether it be medical care, housing, or education, the cost goes through the roof.  Government gets involved in the financing of education, the price goes up, and government wants to get involved even more because the price is higher. 

I'm reminded of Thomas Sowell's quote about replacing government programs:  "No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: 'But what would you replace it with?' When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with?"

There was a proposal last week that in short would cancel all existing student loans (about $1 trillion worth of debt) and pay for it over five years by completely cutting out all existing higher education subsidies completely....and yes, the government hands out that much money to higher education every year. 

Interesting idea....


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Re: Dems ready June student loan push
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 10:05:40 AM »
There was a proposal last week that in short would cancel all existing student loans (about $1 trillion worth of debt) and pay for it over five years by completely cutting out all existing higher education subsidies completely....and yes, the government hands out that much money to higher education every year. 

Interesting idea....

I can't say this is necessarily a bad idea.  Unfortunately, I'm sure that if the idea gained steam, a good proposal would quickly turn bad after the politicians finished tweaking it for their own benefit.

I've said for years that I'd be willing to forego some of the things promised me by government -- Social Security, in particular -- if they'd stop taking it from my paycheck.  I'm willing to take the risks associated with preparing for retirement if they quit taking my money.  As it stands, they'll continue to squander my money and end up breaking their promise anyway.
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