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Jeff Stahler

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    First World Problem.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 4 months ago

    @TJDestry

    No, it isn’t. It’s a US problem. Most first-world nations fund their schools, and students go for little or nothing. It helps them have more doctors and more advanced students.

  3. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, 4 months ago

    excellent visual metaphor. Insensitive to Sherpa. Makes them a cartoonish

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 4 months ago

    The USA needs a strong viable Socialist party.

  5. kea

    kea said, 4 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Exactly, most civilized nations share the wealth so that all may benefit.

  6. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    The average college graduate pays about $5800 more a year in federal taxes than the average high school graduate. Over 30 years, that totals about $172,000. If that’s divided by the 4 years it takes to get a college education, the government would break even if it paid every student $42,000 a year to attend school.This doesn’t even consider that with the degree, the person is less likely to ever need unemployment or welfare, that more students would complete high school if they could see a clear way to a really good job, and that they would be enriching the Social Security and Medicare funds. They would also be paying a larger amount in all other types of taxes.The best investment we could make to keep America strong is to not just forgive all student loans but to make all higher education, as long as the student is making decent grades, totally free, and increase the number of schools and teachers to make room for all who can profit from the education.We don’t, even at this time of high unemployment, have so much a lack of jobs as we have a lack of people who have the skills to perform the jobs that are available- in other words, a lack of education.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 4 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Actually, it is more efficient than what we do, regardless of who pays for it.
    Doing the community-college-then-state-school approach does reduce debt — but it may make you less employable. I assure you, employers look at your credentials, whether they should or not.
    And as for your statement “No difference in education quality between Harvard or Yale and UMass and UConn.” – what does that even mean? Are you saying going to a community college then a state school is equivalent to Harvard? If so, I have news for you!
    And actually, if you can qualify (only one of seven applicants gets in), the Ivies, Harvard chief among them, is completely aid-blind. You only pay what you can afford, and if parents make under a certain amount, you pay NOTHING — not room, not board, not tuition. Their objective is to enable 0% debt for all their students. A nice policy, but only the Harvards of the world can pay for it. (I could not have gotten my Harvard degree without their policies – my time there would have cost $40,000 had I paid it all, and in fact it cost $8000 with loans and whatnot.)
    https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid

  8. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    When you donate your wealth, make sure that you donate it to an IRS approved charity. Otherwise it may cost you on your taxes.

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 months ago

    @Ruff

    Plan ahead, give it all away before you die; die broke. Talk with a good CPA, tax attorney.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    The real growth in that mountain began with “Reagan revolution” in California, and the anti-tax movement. I did the J.C. then state university thing years ago, and yes, it was a loot cheaper then. That isn’t true today, as my son’s costs at a J.C. in Calif. are many times my university costs back then, even adjusting for inflation. The Reagan legacy, like the Bush, is poorer schools, poorer graduates, and a decline in U. S. education.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, 4 months ago

    @DLee4144

    As a libertarian, I gotta tell you, your rapidly becoming one of my favorite left wing posters. As opposed to the usual kool aid swilling drivel, you present logical arguments that CHALLENGE. Good for you. This post is one of your better ones, because what you propose has a historical presidence in the WWII era GI Bill that created a skyrocketing economy for many years.

  12. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 4 months ago

    The very best thing that happened after I achieved my B.S.?…paying off my student loan!!! ;)

  13. Katla858

    Katla858 said, 4 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Yes, but in this case it is an investment! Taxes pay for students who then can get a better payd job and then pay more taxes than they would have done otherwise. And hopefully have a richer life in other ways than money as well.

  14. Katla858

    Katla858 said, 4 months ago

    And I enjoyd becoming an engineer for free. Just have to finance yourself during the time. Which you can do with good student loans here in Sweden.

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