US Federal Elections 2012


Last Updated: 2012-11-08 03:50:05
  1. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Government already keeps them low by backing student loans in the first place. If it didn't back them, the rates would be excessively higher. Also, most students who take out private loans don't even utilize the government loans that are available.

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  2. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Unless you are politically connected and finance the politicians.
  3. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Interesting that for-profit colleges push private loans, but not surprising.

    "According to the July report, students at for-profit colleges were four times more likely to take out private loans than students at traditional public and non-profit private colleges and universities. The Education Department found students at for-profit colleges are more than twice as likely to default on their loans when compared to peers at public and private nonprofit colleges."
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Those bailouts were bad ideas. I've said so before and I'll say it again.
  5. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, we were under the gun and it was done badly. We should have learned if they're too big to fail, they're too big, break em up.
  6. ebusinesstutor

    ebusinesstutor Well-Known Member

    So how is it a democracy when you only have a choice of party A or party B?
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  7. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Well its 50% better then just party A. You are correct there should be more choices, but first past the post is reality, at least in the U.S.
  8. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    $500 is low. Not $50k

    ...because you have a vote equal to anyone else's vote?
  9. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

  10. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    I thought you meant tuition fees, sorry.

    Just FYI I was talking about tuition fees the whole time.
  11. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

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  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Well, $50k is pretty high for college. According to one source I found it's $20k a year for a state college and about twice that for a private school. Still, this can be paid for by simple savings. I mean you've got 18 years to save up $60k if we go for the lower number. Even if we go with $120k for the higher number you've still got 18 years to save that up. Do people have no responsibility to save?

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  13. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

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  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Obama got a bounce from the convention. That's all. I still think he gets re-elected though I'm a bit shocked that the GOP isn't making a bigger deal of the fact that the economy isn't better and Obama hasn't done anything at all. Not the GOP is going to make anything better, but this is a winnable election for them.
  16. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Ah here, that's ridiculous and naive, to expect families to save $10K a year, for two kids doing 4 years of college. What is this, China?
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  17. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    The electorate has realized that voodoo economics doesn't work.
  18. Mr Wolfpack

    Mr Wolfpack Member

    My side of the family: Depending on how my kids perform academically/atheletically, I'll recommend they attend the county community college, get their 2yr degree, then decide whether to go on to a 4yr school.
    My wife's side of the family: Work hard, find a good blue-collar job, and make big bucks w/o student loans.

    Whatever works...
  19. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    You don't have to save $10k a year. There's a little thing called compound interest that works for you. How many parents get to the college age and have absolutely nothing at all saved for their children?
  20. Mr Wolfpack

    Mr Wolfpack Member

    The main issues of the 2012 election, IMO.
    1. Economic solution. (Obama will retain Bernanke, Romney won't.)
    2. War. (Frankly, I see no difference between Obama and Romney in this regard.)
    3. Social issues. (Which my right-wing friends summarize in 2 words: Supreme Court.)

    Doing my best to see both sides of the issues...at this point, I'm contemplating a third party vote.

    (Besides, I'm in KS. If Romney doesn't win KS, we go to bed early on Nov 6.)
  21. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Well, clearly Obama's economics doesn't work either.
  22. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Well, Romney's policies will damage the living conditions of the majority, economic growth isnt much use if it only benefits the few.

    Well, Romney doesnt have a policy on War/Foreign Policy. His only idea is to wage war against Iran. Time and again he has proved he doesnt have any idea of how the world works, or how diplomacy does.

    As for Obama, I pretty much agree with most of his policies. From Afghanistan, to the drone attacks, to the bootless intervention in Libya. Probably should have dithered less on Egypt but thats going ok now.

    Foreign Policy is probably the area where me and Obama are most similar.

    Well a third party vote wont make any difference, but it will send out a signal or something, seeing as you arent in a swing state anyway.
  23. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I hate the argument that we should just pick the lesser of two evils. You're still getting evil that way are you not?
  24. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Generally, one of the choice is more conductive to your views than the other.
  25. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    Where Obamas policies only damage the living conditions of EVERYONE.

    If youre going to stick your nose into American business at least TRY to read a newspaper or even the most extreme liberal rag...... they all have more of a clue than this.

    YEP ....... Libya and Egypt are working out great ...... again..... try reading a newspaper or some type of news media

    so your theory is to sit on the sidelines and let the world explode as well.......... nice

    It was a good post... Im glad you made it.... solidifies even more the reason why you should mind your own business and worry about that craphole you live in...... and youre welcome for the welfare checks my crappy country sends yours..... YAWN

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