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Old 07-29-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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If the government defaults, many students would have to leave school because the government would stop giving loans and grants. Do Republicans care?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Baloney. Student Loans will always be availble to those that qualify. "Grants" should be abolished. No free college for anyone. Get a job deadbeat. My wife attends school AND works a full-time job at the same time.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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I don't know if Republicans care but the college I went to had a payment plan, so you could work your way through college. Some people had very high payments though, like $700 a month or more, more than what the average college student can afford. But there are also scholarships.

I'm not Republican and I feel for the current students or hopefully new freshmen who may be taken by surprise and not have funding for their education.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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If the government defaults, many students would have to leave school because the government would stop giving loans and grants. Do Republicans care?
They can work through school. I did. I lived.

They can also repeatedly e-mail their representatives telling them to introduce legislation that forces student loans to be means tested, instead of being handed out like condoms.

The could also repeatedly e-mail their representatives and demand that Pell Grants and Student Loans be tied to ACT/SAT scores and prioritized based on that.

There are many things they can do, but I suppose whining and sniveling and blaming others is the easiest.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Study, study, study and get those academic scholarships! Be creative and look for ways to be sponsored and find other scholarships. Work part time at the college to get lower fees/tuition. There are a mirade of ways to find college funding independent of Pell Grants. Higher education is not an entitlement. Half of the people in college actually belong there. We are hurting for skilled tradesmen/women in this country.

Government subsidising of scholarships has actually increased the cost of higher education, not decreased it. This is the same thing that happened to cost of medical care when the government got into Medicare/Medicaid. Apparently we like to repeat mistakes rather than address the problems.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Better yet, how can poor people get a college education WITH Pell grants?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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How Can Poor People Get College Funding Without Pell Grants?
Wow. They might have to... wait for it... actually WORK their way through school like so many in the middle class already do.

Why do liberals think poor people should just be given everything, while others have to work for what they get? Serious question.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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If the government defaults, many students would have to leave school because the government would stop giving loans and grants. Do Republicans care?
The same way middle class students get funding. Work and take out loans.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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You selfish sob's suggesting people set goals and work to attain them!

Next you'll suggest they work overtime or several jobs at a time.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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If the government defaults, many students would have to leave school because the government would stop giving loans and grants. Do Republicans care?
Or pay their own way. Maybe education has become meaningless because there's no sacrifice involved.

It's not the government's job to give free education to anyone.
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