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Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton

This is our global competition being allowed to come to The States via 400 China Free Trade Zones. Wake Up Everyone, mostly those in college or with degrees.... China's Ant Tribe (will they take your job? think? via the each State Free Trade ZONES?) http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/meet-chinas-ant-tribe-12165938.

And they don't forgive loans with medical issue unless they choose you to be in a special category of person.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

hell no, pay your bills, you wanted college , now pay the bill.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Christy, if you are a teacher they give free college forgiveness. Why do some get forgiveness? This school and college thing has been done all wrong in The States.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Where are the jobs?

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

no one should get forgiveness, its bs. who pays for it. you and me. did you get free college cause i damn sure didn't.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

there are no jobs.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

maybe it time to open a debtors prison for people who won't pay their bills.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

And we are paying for some people to already get so called "free" college via grants. But there has been the push for 25 years that everyone in America needs college to globally compete. Most college people I know have worked and worked to do everything correctly. But what concerns me right now are those China's FTZ coming with all their illegal Chinese College Graduates.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Cannot write off in bankruptcy, either.... What a mess!

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

i think that all the loan interest should be brought to zero, like our savings. zero interest would make it feesible for them to pay back the original loan.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Then we have the "Dream Act"... we are to be better to others than our own people.

What is the dollar backed by? The Governmental per Corporation Nation Assets that each 305 million "We the People" own to the tune of 50m each. Wake Up!

How is the dollar going to be devalued? Via illegal immigration!

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

Topics being spoken on today are illegal immigration and student loans.... odd isn't it?

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol

I don't think this should just be for public servants.. what about people who work at hospitals? People who work at schools? Sometimes I feel that people who had to overcome ridiculous odds should just be forgiven their full debt just so that they can breathe and enjoy their hard work. We have forgotten what it is to be giving. I shake my head in disgust that we are even having to have this be an issue.

Julia Payne
Julia Payne
  • Sam Doognivol

$25k? lol. I wish...

Tammy Hill III
Tammy Hill III
  • Sam Doognivol

How about a situation such as mine: I borrowed $3,000.00 to go to school and before I finished I had to quit and go to work to raise my daughters. My ex and I split up and went through the courts to divide our fiances etc up. I have paper work to show that I took the girls (three of them) with no child support and he got the debt, which was two small loans I got for school. I have a judges signature and everything (my ex was killed a few years later in an accident). 10 years later the FED...

How about a situation such as mine: I borrowed $3,000.00 to go to school and before I finished I had to quit and go to work to raise my daughters. My ex and I split up and went through the courts to divide our fiances etc up. I have paper work to show that I took the girls (three of them) with no child support and he got the debt, which was two small loans I got for school. I have a judges signature and everything (my ex was killed a few years later in an accident). 10 years later the FED came knocking on my door, literally. Said I owed them $10,000 for that $3,000 loan! They never collected it from him and after 10 years the interest rate made the loan over three times as much. I had no idea this had not been paid. I was raising 4 children by then by myself. After much harassment and paying what I could towards the loan, I refinanced my home and offered them $5,000 cash to forgive the rest of what they said I owed, They turned me down. I told them about the court order I had with the judges signature. You know what they told me...they said, "A judges signature means nothing. The loan is in my name and I have to pay it back with interest." Well, the amount they decide I owe them has to be well over $25,000 or $30,000 by now. All over a $3,000 loan that because, of the judges signature, I didn't think I owed!! I figure they will come haul me away someday. I know that I am not the only one that the FED have "bulled" in this way. If they were so worried about their money, why didn't they collect it from the ex while he was alive.

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
  • Sam Doognivol

sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer and have all that erased

Gary Giegerich
Gary Giegerich

I paid my student loans off several times over. I was never able to become employed in my chosen field and because of various illnesses, and interest, I ended up with the balance once again being more than the original. Then I almost had it paid off again and became disabled. Now I cannot work, not that I do not want to, but that I am unable to. So once again, my student loan, due to interest and penalties, is several times the amount I originally borrowed to gain an education. It is a no...

I paid my student loans off several times over. I was never able to become employed in my chosen field and because of various illnesses, and interest, I ended up with the balance once again being more than the original. Then I almost had it paid off again and became disabled. Now I cannot work, not that I do not want to, but that I am unable to. So once again, my student loan, due to interest and penalties, is several times the amount I originally borrowed to gain an education. It is a no win situation. And the money they spend trying to collect a debt which I am legitimately unable to pay adds to the tax payers expenses without reducing the amount I owe (in fact, that keeps growing).

Linda Luckstead Benskin
Linda Luckstead Benskin
  • Gary Giegerich

Was your chosen field an area in which there was a need for new graduates? Does your disability make you unable to do ANY work at all? I had a friend who was deaf and blind who worked putting together table settings (adding a knife spoon and fork to a napkin and rolling them together) for a restaurant. I really have trouble believing that most of the people on disability are unable to do ANYTHING productive. How can you feel good about yourself knowing that you are not contributing anything to make this world a better place?

Gary Giegerich
Gary Giegerich
  • Gary Giegerich

Linda Luckstead Benskin, I have fibromyalgia which means I am in pain 24/7/365. It varies in intensity and location, but it is always there. It imitates MS, CFS, Lupus, CRPS and a couple of dozen others. I also have severe OA. clinical depression, IBS, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, diabetes, asthma, pinched sciatic nerves, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease, severe insomnia (I sleep about 3 to 4 nights/week, not by choice), sleep apnea, obesity (I have reduced from 380 to 225 in the...

Linda Luckstead Benskin, I have fibromyalgia which means I am in pain 24/7/365. It varies in intensity and location, but it is always there. It imitates MS, CFS, Lupus, CRPS and a couple of dozen others. I also have severe OA. clinical depression, IBS, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, diabetes, asthma, pinched sciatic nerves, bulging disks, degenerative disk disease, severe insomnia (I sleep about 3 to 4 nights/week, not by choice), sleep apnea, obesity (I have reduced from 380 to 225 in the last two years) and 27 other diagnoses that I'm sure you don't want to hear about. You obviously know nothing about fibromyalgia alone, not to mention most of the others. Fibro is a legitimate disability according to the Social Security Disability board as are a number of other issues I deal with. One of the side effects of fibromyalgia is called fibro fog. It mainly refers to very short term memory loss and confusion. I went to school for computer programming. However, now it is a frequent thing to forget something just minutes after hearing or reading it. That makes it a little hard to program. I also cannot sit or stand for more than 15 - 30 minutes at a time, which also makes programming difficult. Speaking of knives, spoons and forks, there are many times when I am unable to use them because I cannot hold them.

How can you feel good about yourself knowing how insensitive and ignorant you are? For your education I have added the URLs for a number of sites explaining a little of what it is like to have fibromyalgia:

http://fmscommunity.org/lettertonormals.htm
http://www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com/letter_to_normals.htm
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/

Those three were for the laymen, those who are unable to understand medspeak. The following are from sources such as the Mayo Clinic, etc. for those wanting more technical information:

Mayo Clinic
Fibromyalgia?q=fibromyalgia&qpvt=what+is+fibromyalgia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-MADS00079/Fibromyalgia?q=fibromyalgia&qpvt=what+is+fibromyalgia

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/what-is-fibromyalgia

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia

There are hundreds of thousands of sites about fibromyalgia. Then start looking up the others; CFS, OA, CRPS, etc. Once you have finished ALL of those, you can start researching the other 40 diagnoses I have to live with. Once you have done all of that, then you can ask me how I can feel good about myself? And I can answer with one simple phrase: I am a FibroFighter!

Linda Luckstead Benskin
Linda Luckstead Benskin
  • Gary Giegerich

Gary Giegerich I am quite familiar with fibromyalgia, and have two friends with this disorder. I have done significant research on pain. I pray that you can break out of your negative spiral. In the meantime, I stand by my statement about ability to work. You are able to surf the internet and respond to posts and are quite articulate. Both political parties hire people to respond to bloggers, and the job is flexible enough to accommodate the fluctuating nature of your incapacitates....

Gary Giegerich I am quite familiar with fibromyalgia, and have two friends with this disorder. I have done significant research on pain. I pray that you can break out of your negative spiral. In the meantime, I stand by my statement about ability to work. You are able to surf the internet and respond to posts and are quite articulate. Both political parties hire people to respond to bloggers, and the job is flexible enough to accommodate the fluctuating nature of your incapacitates. Technical writing can also be done intermittently, and it pays well. If you spent your limited energy engrossed in a meaningful project instead of focusing on your pain, the science shows that your pain will be at least slightly diminished. Decreased pain and an income - who would reject that choice? Oh yeah, someone who doesn't want to lose their disability check.

Gary Giegerich
Gary Giegerich
  • Gary Giegerich

Linda Luckstead Benskin, I do not believe you when you say you are "quite familiar with fibromyalgia", nor that you have done significant research on pain. I can surf the internet today and respond to posts, but who would want to hire me, or how could I keep a job where I don't know from day to day if I'll be able to even get out of bed because of the pain? Or if I'll be back in a locked psych ward in a hospital because the pain has driven me to the point that I've become suicidal? I do the...

Linda Luckstead Benskin, I do not believe you when you say you are "quite familiar with fibromyalgia", nor that you have done significant research on pain. I can surf the internet today and respond to posts, but who would want to hire me, or how could I keep a job where I don't know from day to day if I'll be able to even get out of bed because of the pain? Or if I'll be back in a locked psych ward in a hospital because the pain has driven me to the point that I've become suicidal? I do the best I can by creating crafts and paintings and selling them (and yes, I report that income). You say "disability check" like it is a dirty word. I paid into Social Security my entire working life, in case I ever became unable to work. It is not taxpayer money, it is money we (those of us eligible to collect it) paid into it. Neither is it welfare. I would give my right arm if I could go back to work. I always loved work. When I first got out of school for computers, I was among hundreds of others vying for jobs that at that time, weren't there yet. So I started my own high rise window cleaning business. I lowered myself down the outside of 20 story buildings (a two hour trip) washing the windows on the way down, in a single person seat with two one-quarter inch ropes holding me up. There is nothing as much fun as that, it beats the feelings described by motorcycle riders on the open road. After that I went to work for IBM for several years, until they laid off 2,500 (out of a total of 7,500) employees and I was one of the ones who found themselves without work. I applied for work as a cook at a fast food restaurant and worked my way up to mgmt in a very short time. When I reached the point that I was unable to work at physical jobs anymore, I became a telemarketer, and set sales records that remained until the company closed their doors at that location, and continued that until I was passing out on the sales floor. After my third ambulance trip from the telemarketing company, they decided I probably shouldn't come back. I spent ten years doing missionary work, until I was told my health was not good enough to continue.

I see that you are supposedly studying for a PhD in nursing. And that you "claim" to be a good example of a Christian mother, wife, and servant. In both compassion is required, which you obviously lack. And I really, really feel sorry for your future patients as they will suffer because of the kind of person you have become (or perhaps you were always that way). Although it would do you a world of good, I pray that you never have to suffer any of my chronic illnesses for even a day. Quite frankly, you couldn't handle it.

Linda Luckstead Benskin
Linda Luckstead Benskin
  • Gary Giegerich

Gary Giegerich Believe what you like, or google my name to verify my credentials. I am happy to know that you paid plenty into the system, but this is not required for receiving disability, and seems dubious since you said that you have student loan debt that you cannot pay. Try flexjobs.com or WiseGeek.com if you decide you want a paying job after all. Clearly you can write well when you are motivated.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Gary Giegerich

It's easy to say someone can work. But in reality, people with certain disorders have good days and bad. It often takes upwards of a year to get on disability, and I hear that it can allow some part time work. Just because you have the ability to work part time doesn't mean you can make a living. Jobs are scarce right now. If you have a full disability, more power to you on getting benefits. The system is broken in that if you are able to find an employer that will accommodate you (for a tax...

It's easy to say someone can work. But in reality, people with certain disorders have good days and bad. It often takes upwards of a year to get on disability, and I hear that it can allow some part time work. Just because you have the ability to work part time doesn't mean you can make a living. Jobs are scarce right now. If you have a full disability, more power to you on getting benefits. The system is broken in that if you are able to find an employer that will accommodate you (for a tax break), you will lose all benefits and your living and insurance. Just don't get sick again with your chronic condition.
Who is lucky enough to find an employer that works with the disabled? Who can make a living off folding napkins? What happens when you lose your living due(new sparkly job) to your illness? Ready to reapply, appeal, and wait another year? I hear old fridge boxes make the best homes on the street. Some can even accommodate a wheelchair too :)

Leonard Escalante
Leonard Escalante
  • Gary Giegerich

I would suggest that folks read the book "who moved my cheese?" It puts things in perspective. If Gary is unable to do what he used to do, then he needs to realize that his "cheese" has been moved and find some new "cheese". He could call the companies and explain his situation or talk to one of those debt counselors. it sounds like the mounting stress of all of his issues are severely affecting his health and could be the root cause for many of the issues.
Pain sucks, but don't let it...

I would suggest that folks read the book "who moved my cheese?" It puts things in perspective. If Gary is unable to do what he used to do, then he needs to realize that his "cheese" has been moved and find some new "cheese". He could call the companies and explain his situation or talk to one of those debt counselors. it sounds like the mounting stress of all of his issues are severely affecting his health and could be the root cause for many of the issues.
Pain sucks, but don't let it run or ruin your life.
Linda is not trying to be mean. She was trying to offer other options.

Christopher Mark Leger
Christopher Mark Leger

Yeah, that'll help your economy...default on your loan....that you signed and rightfully owe! That way those of us that actually paid our way fully, got jobs because of our grades, and are now gainfully employed can take on your debt with larger education taxes! Education is not free, and shouldn't be provided at a discount after the fact! Put your drinks down and take some responsibility for yourselves. Stuff your petition!

Annie Armstrong
Annie Armstrong
  • Christopher Mark Leger

How the Hell are you taking over their debt when they'll be struggling to pay it off the rest of their lives? We are given the options of student loans, so that we too can move on to a better life, default or not, you are no better than anyone else. Did mommy and daddy pay for your education, or did you have to struggle from the bottom up? If your parents paid, then shut up. when you say "your economy" are you even an American or citizen of another country struggling with this problem? If...

How the Hell are you taking over their debt when they'll be struggling to pay it off the rest of their lives? We are given the options of student loans, so that we too can move on to a better life, default or not, you are no better than anyone else. Did mommy and daddy pay for your education, or did you have to struggle from the bottom up? If your parents paid, then shut up. when you say "your economy" are you even an American or citizen of another country struggling with this problem? If you had to start from the bottom up, how about a little Empathy here? Put yourself in our shoes! Note, I said EMPATHY.

Monique Buckner
Monique Buckner
  • Christopher Mark Leger

If you paid your way fully, you must be a very wealthy man. If you read students' stories, you will see that their debts are rocketing because of the accumulative interest that has to be paid on these student loans. Many have no way of re-paying them. The economy is helped by people being educated, and if it becomes unaffordable, that is a bad idea. Many governments already have free education for children, so why not extend this education to tertiary level? Norway is number one in the world...

If you paid your way fully, you must be a very wealthy man. If you read students' stories, you will see that their debts are rocketing because of the accumulative interest that has to be paid on these student loans. Many have no way of re-paying them. The economy is helped by people being educated, and if it becomes unaffordable, that is a bad idea. Many governments already have free education for children, so why not extend this education to tertiary level? Norway is number one in the world for human development, and one of the indicators of a developed country is the education level of its citizens. In Norway, education is free- even for international students.

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Christopher Mark Leger

Monique Buckner Then the l-o-g-i-c-a-l argument would be that if the rest of the world wanted to do as well, they'd follow by example. Right?
The only argument one can make to this effect is that these other countries must not really want to do so, or they're paranoid that forgiving student loans is just going to send them even further into debt!

John Zubalik
John Zubalik
  • Christopher Mark Leger

Monique Buckner Sounds good. Go to Norway.....end of discussion!

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Christopher Mark Leger

Monique Buckner monique, most college students are getting degrees they should not be going for, not to mention most of them get out of college and instead of tightening their belts go out and live a life thats beyond their means and make MINIMUM payments on loans.

C Ken Davis Sr
C Ken Davis Sr
  • Christopher Mark Leger

then if you are in norway THE TAXPAYERS ALREADY PAY FOR YOUR SCHOOLING...HOPE YOU APPReciate it. If you are in The us..do what I did, work at what you can get until you get on with your major. I see no reason to pay your bill.

Leigh Hardaway
Leigh Hardaway

To all College Students with Student Loans! Sign this Petition!

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Leigh Hardaway

Ungku Shakirah There is a possibility that interest rates will double July 1st. This would be devastating to people with student loans that can't get a job in the field they studied 4+ years to get into. Time to wake up.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
  • Leigh Hardaway

Daniel Scott agreed.

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Leigh Hardaway

daniel maybe the answer is too think before one goes to college. " i think i'd like to do that for a living" isn't a valid argument for getting a degree.

Linda Luckstead Benskin
Linda Luckstead Benskin
  • Leigh Hardaway

The loans you already have will not be affected by the rate increase. And, the low-rate loans were the cheese to trap you into a debt. It is better to pay as you go, slow as it might seem, if the prospects of employment that will cover the debt are not outstanding.

C Ken Davis Sr
C Ken Davis Sr
  • Leigh Hardaway

Daniel Scott then complain to the coLLEGE. why should I paY YOUR DEBt? Grow up. your debt, you get a job somewhere...you pay it. stop trying to live off others.

Heather Avritt
Heather Avritt
  • Leigh Hardaway

C Ken Davis Sr You know some people take their education seriously and want to better their families and their community by getting a degree. I used financial aid and student loans to become a nurse and worked my butt off! Now I am going back for my B.A. in Pysch to broaden my career choices. In other words, it will help me to help others.

Frank Heilmann
Frank Heilmann

Sure wish this existed for my generation. All told I had to pay back well over $10,000 for a $2,000 loan. Does this make sense to you?

Frank Heilmann
Frank Heilmann
  • Frank Heilmann

must be nice Katrina, unfortunately we do, then to add insult to injury about every other year our loans are 'sold' to a new collection agency for 25% of balance owed, which again is added to our tab totally sucks

Monique Buckner
Monique Buckner
  • Frank Heilmann

Frank Heilmann, if only you had studied in Norway- it's free, even to international students.

Linda Luckstead Benskin
Linda Luckstead Benskin
  • Frank Heilmann

Frank Heilmann if you lived frugally after graduation and paid the loans off quickly this would not have happened.

Frank Heilmann
Frank Heilmann
  • Frank Heilmann

Monique Buckner well why didn't you tell me that 42 years ago -smile. would have saved me a lot of grief

Frank Heilmann
Frank Heilmann
  • Frank Heilmann

Linda Luckstead Benskin actually i did that very thing. guess i was naive, my loan came from m grandfather. i thought it was him. the bank that actually held the note didn't ever contact me for 10 YEARS! [gramp died 1 year after the loan, was his bank and out of sympathy to grandma and me decided to delay] soon after it was sold, compounded interest etc.

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Frank Heilmann

katrina, no you just pay twice as much taxes

Joyce Whan
Joyce Whan

No way will I sign this. Why didn't these kids work their way through school like we used to?
And how many have degrees that are not suited to getting a job?

Lisa Franck
Lisa Franck
  • Joyce Whan

You two clearly have no idea what most people who went to college are dealing with. We're not going to college to avoid the draft! It's because a Bachelor's Degree is the equivalent of a high school diploma nowadays. I know people with Master's Degrees applying for jobs at Starbucks because their corporate jobs are outsourcing to India and China! These are hardworking people who wanted to be more educated so they could be better at what they do! You are clueless! Again, most people I know...

You two clearly have no idea what most people who went to college are dealing with. We're not going to college to avoid the draft! It's because a Bachelor's Degree is the equivalent of a high school diploma nowadays. I know people with Master's Degrees applying for jobs at Starbucks because their corporate jobs are outsourcing to India and China! These are hardworking people who wanted to be more educated so they could be better at what they do! You are clueless! Again, most people I know worked their way through college and that was not enough to pay for college. Maybe you were lucky and found a career that didn't require college, but unfortunately, to be a veterinarian, my friends had to go to school for 8 to 12 years past high school! And I would be lucky if my school loans were ONLY $25,000! I will never be able to own a house, or buy my own practice(thus contributing to the economy) with the monthly loan payments I have! By the way, even teachers that only make $30-50,000 per year have to go to school for 5-7 years past high school!

Valerie Jacovides
Valerie Jacovides
  • Joyce Whan

what are you talking about..times are very differant then when we went to school , I am thinking that you might think the goverment will save us...the government will tax us, then make it a government of "for the politicians...hard work no longer pays off ..the rich will inheirit..I say lets just all quit working and ..resentfully... let the government pay us.... NO AMERICAN DREAM....

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol
  • Joyce Whan

Well like me, I am married with 3 children working full time and going to school at the same time. I have an ACS and BCS. I a senior computer tech for a major hospital and I still don't make enough to pay off my mortgage, my car, and this bill. I help more people on a daily basis than the government will ever make an attempt to. I would like for my children to be able to go to college themselves. Its amazing how many people are so closed minded and snooty.

Jacquiline Jaski Fraga
Jacquiline Jaski Fraga
  • Joyce Whan

Ungku Shakirah ,ITS NOT THE KIDS FAULT THEY ARE THAT WAY, WHOMEVER YOU WERE REFERRING TO, ITS THE PARENTS THAT RAISED THESE LAZY KIDS... say something possitive for a change.and speak for yourself and not many!~these kids deserve more credit than that, its not easy acomplishing what they have acomplished so far!~

Annie Armstrong
Annie Armstrong
  • Joyce Whan

As Valerie said, times have changed. Big time. There were more jobs during the Depression then there are now. what America are you living in? Ungku, Do you have any idea that the amount of time you spend in school also depends on what degree you are aiming for? my neurologist went to school for nearly 15 years to get her degree! Is that being LAZY or PROPER PREPARATION? Do you really want some one to study the human brain for only a couple years then cut your head open and perform surgery...

As Valerie said, times have changed. Big time. There were more jobs during the Depression then there are now. what America are you living in? Ungku, Do you have any idea that the amount of time you spend in school also depends on what degree you are aiming for? my neurologist went to school for nearly 15 years to get her degree! Is that being LAZY or PROPER PREPARATION? Do you really want some one to study the human brain for only a couple years then cut your head open and perform surgery with so little experience? I sure don't. what about the doctors who treat cancer? are you really gonna put the process of radiation therapy into the hands of a person who, again only went to school for a couple short years? Also, my sister is trying to become an RN and is working 3 different in home care jobs just to barely make tuition! How can you sit there and judge people you don't even know? What puts you above everyone struggling to better their lives and follow their dreams? You are very very niave!

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Joyce Whan

Joyce, you overgeneralize. I did work through school to get my degree. And it took me eight SOLID years to get a bachelor's degree. And you also can't use the excuse of "non-qualifying" degrees to make people feel guilty. Why? The job market changes frequently. If this were not the case, we wouldn't have 40 year old students going back for more degrees to keep themselves competitive.

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Joyce Whan

Stop being bitter. Go get a degree, if you think you can get one. And even if you do have one, you might need another one in the future.

Basia Wilder
Basia Wilder
  • Joyce Whan

I agree with Joyce Whan and Ungku Shakirah. Those people have common sense. To many lazy people in America expecting things for free.

Rene Maldonado
Rene Maldonado

Education is free in most civilized countries It is an investment societies make in the future of the country by making it more competitive than without an educated society. In return, 2 years of public service can be expected from graduates.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Rene Maldonado

Ann Larrow We are taxed at over 50%. Education or healthcare should be included in my taxes. Not wars, and bailouts. Many countries are going bankrupt because their economies are tied to ours.

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott That's what I'm talking about. I am sick of everyone trying to justify our bankrupt schemes of fixing our economy. We are putting the determined and educated in debt? Really. That's how you treat the hard working and gifted. Whats next, are we going to start charging senior citizens a life tax? The funny part is, our government is sick enough to do it.

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott now there's an interesting argument.

William Wellisch
William Wellisch
  • Rene Maldonado

Education is NOT free. People pay for the buildings, the personnel, etc. Perhaps the recipient gets a free ride but the costs are then transferred to others. Society as a whole benefits from police officers, fire fighters, military personnel, foster parents, but not from history majors, sociology majors, media personalities, corporate raiders or other such types.

Georgia Sevcik
Georgia Sevcik
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott - Amen to what you just said!! :-D

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Rene Maldonado

William Wellisch History and Sociology majors become teachers, psychologists, etc.. and the cycle runs anew. I agree with the media personalities, corporate raiders, etc though. Theology and Philosophy on the other hand.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
  • Rene Maldonado

Ann Larrow your right, we would have to pay with taxes. but I also think it would be worth it...money is just a green stamp on paper...they can print out some more...HELL, I'll buy the ink and paper!!...lol.....

J.a. Martin
J.a. Martin
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott -very well stated. In an advanced and civilized society (but r we really?)conserns should and would be for the total good, safety and advancement of that society-not toward devastation and destruction. Will we ever do the right thing???

Alan Alba
Alan Alba

Forget all this, education should be FREE...... after all, this is an INVESTMENT in AMERICA'S future not just the person. Without educated people in our workforce our system will continue to crumble.

Alan Alba
Alan Alba
  • Alan Alba

Illango Dhandayudham - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Alan Alba
Alan Alba
  • Alan Alba

Jake Holmes - You must be in the upper income catagory getting bigger tax breaks, right. I tell you what, let us make education soo expensive that no one can afford it and watch or society fall. Education is over priced to begin with, but people that are RICH don't care about this bill since their kids are going to schools teaching them what lower income schools don't. 12 years of free school??????? My family pays taxes like everyone and better yet, all my family served in the military and...

Jake Holmes - You must be in the upper income catagory getting bigger tax breaks, right. I tell you what, let us make education soo expensive that no one can afford it and watch or society fall. Education is over priced to begin with, but people that are RICH don't care about this bill since their kids are going to schools teaching them what lower income schools don't. 12 years of free school??????? My family pays taxes like everyone and better yet, all my family served in the military and one gave his life. So no, there is NO such thing as Free, wake man.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Alan Alba

Jake Holmes Clueless.

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Alan Alba

I find it very childish to run up a huge debt and then try to change the laws about it.

Alisa Duran
Alisa Duran

This bill sounds amazing but what is the flip side? I will have over $60,000 in school debt by the time I am done and I will be 43 this year.

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol
  • Alisa Duran

Mine is 40,000 for my 4 year. Its a profiteering scam. Its sickening.

Audrey Stovall
Audrey Stovall
  • Alisa Duran

And don't forget the interest. The longer it takes to pay it off the more you have to pay. I'm 51 and I owe 29,0000 and it's still going up.

James Kilcoyne
James Kilcoyne
  • Alisa Duran

I feel ya, I will be 49 next year when I graduate, owing a paltry $65,000 to lil ole Sallie Mae.

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Alisa Duran

phoenix is a rip off school.

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