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  1. tedsini

    tedsini said, over 3 years ago

    Ahem, now about that $120,000 student loan …. That’s the ultimate “other shoe” that drops about 6 months after graduation.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Those young burger flippers and the low information inner-city voters are the reason we have that Hopey, Changey guy in DC.

    How’s that working out for you?

  3. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t know which is worse… being a young graduate unable to find work beyond the low-paying McJobs, or looking for work when you’re over 60 and even the McJobs don’t want you. And they say the recession ended years ago…

  4. Mark

    Mark said, over 3 years ago

    But…but…how did you post before the troll?

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago


    Far better than that make-believe cowboy.

  6. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    But what about those among us who LOVE to troll the wingnuts in advance, as when I post something challenging the dubious intelligence of Ms Ima? Sending the blood pressure of some elderly right-winger into the stratosphere is what brings joy to my mornings.

  7. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago


    What will probably happen with delinquent Student Loans is that they may be treated similar to Medicare—while the patient/recipient is alive, Medicare pays the bills, but once they pass away, a lien on the deceased’s assets will be emplaced and all monies and properties seized and liquidated to satisfy this debt.

    I could easily see Student Loans heading that way, where if the borrower defaults over their lifetime, the debt, since it can never be wiped out, will have to be forestalled until the borrower passes away, and then any assets they have in their estate will be seized and liquidated to pay (or attempt to pay) for the debt.

    And in the end, it will either be the sleazeballs in government or the sleazeball attorneys who bleed their clients dry trying to fight for their inheritance who will come out financially ahead in this scheme.

  8. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 3 years ago

    The price of higher education, like the price of health care, is exploding because the consumer is insulated from price increases by the benevolent government. Once easy access to government education loans dries up, the cost of college will have to go down, because the number of people able to pay for it will diminish. Simple supply and demand economics.

  9. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    Who ever said that “the current President was supposed to save us all from all the ills”? Sources, please.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Entitlement bad!

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    How many burgers must a graduate flip to pay off six digit student loans? Hell, indeed.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Ok Ahab and what are those Entitlements and have they paid their student loans back.

  13. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago

    I’m tired of seeing the phrase so I looked it up in Wiki Troll: “someone who posts inflammatory messages. . .with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.” And this differs from the typical person who posts on this site or any politics-related site just how? Even if you consider yourself sober, well-informed, and erudite, the people on the other side of whatever ground you occupy will rip you apart.

    My offering on the day’s topic is much like the fellow above. Go to a cheaper school,, avoid borrowing, get all the grants you can, pay as you go, get a degree which will do you some imaginable good in the workplace. And the point I try to get across to young people: If you want to major in something that has no apparent economic value, do so, but get a job and do it two classes a semester. If it’s not going to get you a job, what difference does it make if it takes you ten years to get the degree? My inflammatory view is that we should return to the days when government sponsored student loans were for people majoring in things of obvious value such as teaching, engineering, medicine and science. If the student’s interests were only of a less useful nature, then reread the first part of the paragraph.

  14. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago

    And by “obvious value” I mean obvious value to society, not just the economic good of the individual student. We need a distinction between useful degrees and hobby degrees. It’s your right to pursue a hobby degree, but do it with your own time and money.

  15. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    1) Did you expect him to campagne on hopelessness and stagnation? The Republicans already took that platform.

    2) Saying “yes we can” and “change” is a long way from promising to save us from all ills.

    3) America HAS changed. Who would have thought eight years ago that twelve states would legalize gay marriage with more to come? While the economy has a long way to go, U.S. unemployment is down and the GDP is up since G. W. Bush left office. Many more positive changes would have happened had the party of “no” not put up knee-jerk roadblocks to everything the (twice freely elected decisively) president proposed.

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