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Stuart Carlson

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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    @Tigger

    He’s an orphan. What now?

  2. foofinho

    foofinho said, 6 months ago

    After he figures out how to get rid of that debt he can learn how to help the US get rid of its debt too! Who says you can’t learn useful stuff at college.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    All the colleges & universities that have big sports teams with lots of TV revenue: How is that revenue spent? Anyone know?

  4. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 6 months ago

    It’s a pre-existing condition so it’s covered by Obamacare.

  5. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, 6 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    " How is that revenue spent?"

    You don’t really think it’s spent on the students, do you? What does a top-ranking university pay its head coach? Now, add all the other coaches and the rest of the infrastructure to play “college” sports. Yeah, now you see the problem.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    @Tigger

    “Had his parents set up College fund for him when he was born and contributed to this fund each month until he was ready to start College, he would be able to go to College without needing Student Loans.”


    That sounds reasonable, but the reality is a little different. The average household income today is $50,000. If they made that much in 1995 (18 years ago), they would have to have saved $5,555 per year per child starting in 1995 to hit the $100,000 mark to pay for four years of college at today’s prices.Two kids would be $11,110 per year. That’s not very realistic for a family of four.

  7. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 6 months ago

    Self inflicted debt is an excuse to demand others pay for it?

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Government paying ever increasing tuitions with government guaranteed student loans is the number one cause of tuition inflation which is the number one cause of student debt.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “You apparently don’t understand compounding interest or how to make good, proper, effective investments to make that money grow.”

    And you don’t seem to understand when to save and when to invest or compound interest. Compound interest doesn’t become significant until around the 23 year mark.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 6 months ago

    The goal of having a well-educated public is beneficial to the nation. That argument may be difficult to refute (unless you’re a Plutocrat).
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    If many (or most?) of the public do not have access to higher education or vocational training because of the cost, then a solution is necessary to further the goal in paragraph one.
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    Many families do not have the financial wherewithal to save sufficient funds for higher education – regardless of what some people assert. So making government-backed Student Loans available has been the bi-partisan solution.
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    Problem has been both the escalating costs of education, as well as the condition that middleman institutions broker the loans – basically, we loan money to banks, who lend out the money at an increased interest rate. They have the profit, and no liability.
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    So why not cut out the middleman? Ok, conservatives don’t want “The Government” being in the business of competing with the banks.
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    Fine. What’s your solution (aside from blaming the parents)?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Number one son just graduated, no debt, but scraping by, has an interview for a job coming up, perfect combination for his skills, both college PLUS those skills he learned in the Navy. Hope it comes through as it’s a perfect fit for him. And yes, we did start college funds for he and his sister when little, and they both used those funds in combination with scholarships and G.I. bill assistance. It still can be done!

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @mikefive

    “If they made that much in 1995 (18 years ago), they would have to have saved $5,555 per year per child starting in 1995 to hit the $100,000 mark to pay for four years of college at today’s prices.Two kids would be $11,110 per year. That’s not very realistic for a family of four.”

    Great point. Almost any kid from a working class family is going to have to work their way through school. That doesn’t mean a part time job or a summer job. It means work full time & try to muster the time & energy to graduate. It can be done. I did it.

    But, as far as I’m concerned any kid that gets “sent to college” got a head start.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @dtroutma

    " …we did start college funds for he and his sister when little, and they both used those funds in combination with scholarships and G.I. bill assistance. It still can be done!"

    You’ve posted about thsi before. Just to confirm, your son needed GI Billl + family savings + his own earnings to pay for school?

    Any of our patriotic conservatives want to tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

  14. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 6 months ago

    @Tigger

    This would happen ONLY if the parents had a steady, secure, high-paying job which enabled them to set aside extra money. Poorer people cannot do this as they need every penny for the most Basic needs of life… ;)

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    @sw10mm

    Also to Dasharkie.
    Why do you always suspect people are “up to something”?

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