More ways for taxpayers to pay

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    "Pay As You Earn" Student Loan Plan Begins This Month | Indy's News Center - 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - Live. Local. First.

    Looks as though it is time to pander to the students who don't choose majors wisely and who already abuse the student loan program (which should not be a function of government anyway)

    Let's see... capped at 10% of discretionary spending... hmm.... Dreadlock Dolly decides to major in Sanskrit with a minor in Gender Studies. Does not matter that paying 200K for these degrees won't really land a viable job, does not matter at all. Now Dreadlock Dolly decides to live in the cultural area of NYC or in SF, where rent is something like 2K a month for a 1BR. Can't get a good paying job with those degrees, and of course she does not want to work something 'beneath' her 'education'. Well, no need to worry about paying for those dreaded evil college loan bills. Dreadlock Dolly can recite gender poetry at the local cafe at nights earning practically nothing and supplement that with a job at Starbucks that barely covers her rent and food. Say she is lucky enough to earn 1K a month above what it costs for her housing, food, etc. Well, with this new idea, that leaves a max of $100 a month that she can be forced to pay toward HER debt. She continues to 'find herself' over the years, paying this amount. Well, after 20 years and lots of poetry readings, she has paid off a bit over 20K on her 200K loan for tuition. Well, all is to be forgiven and paid for by the actual taxpayer. After all, her 'education' is paramount :rolleyes:

    We really are fostering irresponsible behavior in this country, more and more. People thinking there is no need for personal responsibility, doing what you have to do, paying for what you want yourself, etc....

    This is un-fucking-real
     
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    The funny thing is that, of course, this is not hitting all over the national news channels, etc...
     
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    So...you'd rather they owe that money forever or default? How would that be better?
     
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    Our assholes can get a little bigger.. No big deal.. No one gives a damn about the contributors any-damn-way
     
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    Yes... I would actually.. because capping the payment after determining 'discretionary' spending is absolute horse shit.. forgiving debt after not being forced to pay a payment high enough to actually pay it off is bullshit.... it is another way to give something for nothing at the expense of taxpayers....
     
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    Because one person takes advantage of the situation you should punish the people who do not,

    Try again. Even the right supports the government being involved in helping with student loans
     
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    I am behind on my mortgage. Are you gonna pay that for me? STFU Ever hear of personal responsibility? No? Obviously
     
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    Why should it?? What next?? Government getting involved with transportation loans because you feel it is a necessity to have a corvette to go back and forth to work?? Forgiving the debt for it if you only make $10 an hour??

    Government should not be in the business of loaning you money for anything, including school
     
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    But as worthless as a lot of those college degrees are the schools just keep coming up with more and more idiotic "areas of study" all the time. And as far as I'm concerned any moron that's gonna waste their time, energy, and tuition money in pursuit of a degree in such nonsense deserves the mountain of debt they've "earned" for themselves.
     
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    Studying in college is not to find a well paying job
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