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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Feds: New student loan repayment options set - Yahoo! Finance

    I never went to university. My job could be pretty much be classified as a 'skilled trade'. I'm not worried about being replaced by somebody else. That said, I find this to be a good idea regardless of whether you're a Republican or Democrat. People work their asses off trying to repay off school loans from careers which simply don't pay what was invested in them while at the same time struggling to pay off house bills etc. Essentially, I think universities are OVERPRICED for the jobs which people acquire once out of them. As one musician put it:

    You pay 150K just to earn 50K a year.
    I don't think this is a terribly good idea - this sounds instead like a great way to subsidize non-productive degrees. Little Johnny should be getting urged to major in technology or business, not basket-weaving-themed-poetry.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Most degrees are only important because the government says they are.


    What's more important...the degree, or the knowledge supposedly gained?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Most degrees are only important because the government says they are.


    What's more important...the degree, or the knowledge supposedly gained?
    What? The government doesn't say they're important, the market says that.
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What? That Boo made that argument? He absolutely did.
    I've asked you for a source 3 times now. This is the third in case you haven't noticed. Source?
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What? That Boo made that argument? He absolutely did.
    What I said and linked for you was that budget cuts, state and federal, did lead to tuition increases. We also talked, and linked, private colleges preying on students, running up costs and contributing to higher costs as well. But he's asking for links. Surely you can use the same links I did, or just link him to mine.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What? The government doesn't say they're important, the market says that.
    So....it's the market that requires PHDs, or ASE, ServSafe, or any other of a numerous, plethora of certifications and degrees, just to be elegable for a position?

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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    More handouts...great!
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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    More handouts...great!
    Ah, but these handouts ensure debt, and debt ensures productive, desperate individuals who are willing to do ANYTHING for a buck.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Ah, but these handouts ensure debt, and debt ensures productive, desperate individuals who are willing to do ANYTHING for a buck.
    Not if they know that they'll never have to actually payoff the debt.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Feds: New student loan repayment options set

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not if they know that they'll never have to actually payoff the debt.
    Loan forgiveness only happens after 20-25 years, and only if, with that period of time, the student consistently can't make the payments. In other words, you have to be a complete deadbeat for at least 20 years, not owning anything of greater value than 5 grand, in order to have a shot at loan forgiveness.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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