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Old 04-30-2011, 02:18 AM
 
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The fact that it is not their debt is questionable.

Did they go to state schools? They still get some funding from the government.

did they get pell grants? What about subsidized stafford loans. A lot of benefits while the debt went up.......

Sounds like the college students cited in the OP are sounding a bit entitled.

Largely it is not their debt though. This is the debt of the wealthy elites. While they've accumulated more and more and more and more and paid less and less in taxes, our debt skyrocketed.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:20 AM
 
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Based on your age you get to go on the program between 66-68 from what I hear. Going to 70 soon I am sure.
Your just talking Social Security. What about federal workers
with federal pensions, and career military pensions.
There are a lot of folks 50 and over who are federally dependent who feel more entitled than any College Student.
What do they want to pay....absolutely nothing. Our young are not the greedy.

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Old 04-30-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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First they wouldn't redistribute grades, no they feel they don't owe anything to our national debt although Obama is making sure they will be saddled with a ton of it.



‘Not My Debt’: College Students Refuse Pledge to Pay Their Share of National Debt | The Blaze


This is our youth today, greedy, needy and plain out BRAINWASHED! They really feel that they are OWED everything, but OWE nothing.
Must be a blue moon, this is the First time I can recall where we agree on an issue.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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WHAT?! You do realize that personal college debt has risen SIGNIFICANTLY over the past few decades...
A lot of it is federal grants and loans too - yes it is their debt.

And many of these students attended public schools for 13-14 years and a whole hell of a lot of money went to them for that.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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First they wouldn't redistribute grades, no they feel they don't owe anything to our national debt although Obama is making sure they will be saddled with a ton of it.



‘Not My Debt’: College Students Refuse Pledge to Pay Their Share of National Debt | The Blaze


This is our youth today, greedy, needy and plain out BRAINWASHED! They really feel that they are OWED everything, but OWE nothing.
Have you sent in your check?

Your such a hypocrite its laughable!
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Like I said, it's stupid to ask college kids if they would like to write a check for $47k when their main concern is scrounging up beer money for the weekend.

The fact that this thread has any getting traction is ridiculous.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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I pay between 50 and 60k in federal taxes every year after deductions, and I have done so for about the last 8 years. I would gladly pay an additional 47k for 2011 if it would mean an end to the ridiculous pattern of taxing and spending we currently have.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I pay between 50 and 60k in federal taxes every year after deductions, and I have done so for about the last 8 years. I would gladly pay an additional 47k for 2011 if it would mean an end to the ridiculous pattern of taxing and spending we currently have.
But it wouldn't and I think we all know that.

Congress would see your extra $47K as more money to spend rather than put towards reducing any debt.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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I pay between 50 and 60k in federal taxes every year after deductions, and I have done so for about the last 8 years. I would gladly pay an additional 47k for 2011 if it would mean an end to the ridiculous pattern of taxing and spending we currently have.
It wouldn't work. In spite of all the money being thrown at it, poverty is only growing. Obama is doing all he can to bring in more cheap labor to bring wages down and unemployment high. And his cheap illegal labor only adds to the fast growing poverty as they have ultra large families they can never support. Our welfare programs only bring in more poverty, create more poverty. They are an utter failure.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Well then I hope they can prove that they did not benfit frommnay of the tax breaks for beig s tudent or the huge amounts spent on edcuation. If what they say is true then those who have no kids that paid school taxes are due a huge refund ad they should be poaid by those who claim that they owe nothing for their supported education .
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