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Old 05-17-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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We already offer a hand up via guaranteed student loans , and in most cases, w/o said guarantee, no well run financial institution would offer the loan w/o pledged collateral from parents.
Sorry, but no. We're making a profit off of them, thats not a hand up, thats a "give me all your money, and I will give you a hand up.....but only til you are on both knees instead of on the floor"
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:24 PM
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I recently learned once upon a time, a college education was free. I guess it's true you learn something new everyday.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I think this is a good idea. k12 is free. Why can't college be?






Bernie Sanders to Introduce*Bill*to Make College Tuition-Free - Bloomberg Politics
So how is he going to get all those professors to work for free? Just because Bernie is a brain-dead socialist doesn't mean they are.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:20 AM
 
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So how is he going to get all those professors to work for free? Just because Bernie is a brain-dead socialist doesn't mean they are.
Weird, I didn't see him suggest they should. Apparently thats just you.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:37 AM
 
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And where do you think the government gets its money?

(Smack yourself again)
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WHERE EXACTLY do you think the government gets its money?
It types the numbers into a computer screen.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:39 AM
 
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With other peoples money. Exactly the point.
People do not supply the U.S. government with U.S. dollars.

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2. Why should I pay for your education ?
You don't.

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Is Sanders going to reimburse every other college student who had to work their way through school?
Why the hell would he do that?
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:08 AM
 
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College is free or very low cost in Europe, but very very few are accepted.

They're not going to waste money on dunderheads. Which would be about 90% of American college students.

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:09 AM
 
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The government

And who pays the government so the government can pay for free college?
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:10 AM
 
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If taxes don't, then what does?

Printing money out of thin air?

That's a good way to devalue the currency and increase the price of everything.

Germany went through that in the twenties.

One trillion deutschmarks wouldn't even buy you a loaf of bread.

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:13 AM
 
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The same way that university is extremely cheap or free in Western Europe (except the UK)



The same way that Western Europe, bar the UK, funds their higher education



College tuition is among the cheapest, if not the cheapest, in the developed world in Germany. Their unemployment rate is under 5%. Stop being such a narrow-minded, think-inside-the-box American
You don't get to be a university student in Germany unless you're as qualified as Americans who get into Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc.

Europe does not have mass public higher education the way we do.

That's the reason why it can afford free tuition -- for a much smaller pool of students.
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