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  1. tedsini

    tedsini said, 11 months 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, 11 months 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 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

    @Richard S. Russell

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

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 11 months ago


    Far better than that make-believe cowboy.

  6. kato1979

    kato1979 said, 11 months ago


    The “Hopey, Changey” guy in D.C. has nothing to do with the cost of a college education. The big business crooks and swindlers you bow down to – now there’s your culprits.

  7. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    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.

  8. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Mark, Mr./Ms. – or whatever – Ima,
    All Americans have the right of freedom of speech. But, some Americans have the right to freer speech than others. And, those who bray the loudest from their pulpits have the absolute right to freely keep everyone else from speaking at all.

    Surely, by now, you folks ought to know that!

  9. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 11 months ago

    @Kit Walker

    Petty much ? If the comments are in your mind ignorant/false, there is a very good chance the poster of said post will not ‘get’ the response.
    If you seek entertainment, choose the regular comics, if not, leave comments to the ‘big people’.

  10. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    But the current President was supposed to save us all from all the ills.

    Heck, look at the entrenched machine of higher education. The number of administrators has gone through the roof. Every school has so much building going on it is ridiculous. Who pays for all of this? The student/parent.

    The individual is responsible for their loans. They went to Duke instead of UNC and got the same degree for 4 or more times the money.

    Work your way through school, pay as you go. Don’t tell me it can’t be done either. I worked 3-4 jobs to pay my way through school. Had no undergraduate loans doing it either, and that was only 10 years ago.

    Do your first two years at a state community college and live at home while you work. Amazing how much you can make, and how much better off you are.

    Oh yeah, and don’t get a freaking degree in 17th Century French Lesbian Literature and you might be marketable in the workplace.

    Amazing what a little common sense, forethought, and planning can do for you.

  11. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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.

  12. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 11 months 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.

  13. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 11 months ago


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

  14. kiyotake-cho

    kiyotake-cho GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Gosh, I’m so happy that you have simplified the root of the problem for us! But I guess you’re just a real simple guy at heart.

  15. kiyotake-cho

    kiyotake-cho GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Right on, Snarky39——-How much would education cost if there were no student loans at all?

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