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Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 19:55:26 in Politics

“I fail to see when water is for profit.

I fail to see when breathing is for profit.

But I surely see that thinking is for profit because so few afford it!”

dennism123 on Nov 18, 2013 at 20:10:23

“Bottled water companies sure make a killing. Air purifier companies don't do too bad either.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 19:54:03 in Politics

“I'm good with it.  Thanks for your concern.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 19:52:27 in Politics

“You haven't a clue.

Clueless you.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 19:51:21 in Politics

“Yes, it IS for you and I and humanity to decide what is or is not for profit.

We are born free.  We ALLOW others to enslave us!”

dennism123 on Nov 18, 2013 at 20:11:22

“Profit is not slavery. The ability to profit offers freedom.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:55:15 in Politics

“Students, who cannot hope to recoup their losses on the educational expenses.

Sure. The students. For the kids.

Or the bankers.”

LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:45:53

“P.S. - In the 1970's Pell grants covered 70% of in-state college expenses.  Now it's only 30%.  If there were more grants, their would be fewer expenses. 

You're obsession with banks is irrational since they are no longer involved.”

LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:38:51

“It is a fact that college graduates, as a whole, make more money than non-college graduates.  It is also a fact that currently the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%.  Helping more students graduate from college helps the country by increasing the middle-class.

You make no sense.  Are you even trying to make a point?  Or do just get off on making silly snarky comments?”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:50:11 in Politics

“What part of teachers being an endemic part of my family did you miss?

Oh wait, I am expecting the uninformed to be informed.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:48:48 in Politics

“Laughing my fingaoff.

Sure.”

Hippodrome on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:56:46

“Well hope you have health insurance to cover that!”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:48:03 in Politics

“What should be for profit, air?  Water?

I have no interest in debating you.  You clearly are marked.”

dennism123 on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:14:45

“It is not for you and I to decide what is for profit, instead the business and the consumer conducting a private transaction.

You dont even have the basic understanding to realize that this is a government program and you have a problem with my thought process?”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:04:11 in Politics

“No grandchildren here yet but I understand. We want what is best for them, want them to be safe and flourish. Personally, I worry.

Best wishes to you and yours, sincerely.”
Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:00:35 in Technology

“You think China and Russia?

I'm interested. Please elaborate?”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:55:49 in Politics

“Don't get me started on common core!

My family is replete with educators, and I have not heard one of them support common core.

None.

Nada.

They make sure that our children know basic precepts.  They ask many questions of our children.  The underlying knowledge is that they want to make SURE that our children know what they should know at any given point in the educational process.

They did this before common core was implemented and they most likely will do so regardless of the edict that they are given.  Why?  Because they are intelligent people who care about the education of out children.  I'll say more than I generally do about my personal life, but it's ironic that a family named "Student" is so deeply involved in education.

So yes, bribes.  More prolific than you probably know.”

saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:01:46

“My praise and thanks to your family. With 7 grandchildren, I know all I can bear.”
Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:44:12 in Technology

“If I were being paid by the bankersNWO, I would "expose" the secrets of the defying too.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:41:15 in Politics

“To whom should these grants go?”

LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:04:16

“Students, of course, who are determined to need them by the financial aid department.  In the 1970's grants covered 70% of in state college costs.  Now they only cover around 30%.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:33:16 in Politics

“Everything is for profit, including higher education.

I'm waiting for the day when breathing is for profit.”

dennism123 on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:20:23

“I fail to see where operating for profit is a problem.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:21:43 in Politics

“:(

My oldest, was pulled from his classes and put into AP for math and sciences at an early age.  He was, and is, exceptional.  I say that in awe, not as his mother.

My youngest, with the same aptitude from my standpoint, with the same awe-inspiring intelligence, is - yes, honor roll and so forth - but NOT getting the same level of education.  In fact, it seems to me, as if mediocrity is the "norm" and that excellence is "unseemly."

I'm rather disgusted at this because I feel, as you probably feel, and as others surely feel, that our tax dollars for education are being supplanted in some way away from our children and towards big business (yes, education is BIG business in this country!)”

saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:44:39

“A lot of our education funds have gone to states as a bribe to get to get them to accept common core as their curriculum, which is more of indoctrination instead of education. Smart students are a problem for teachers.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:13:29 in Politics

“Do you think that's the way to go?

I'm just curious to hear your answer. Thank you.”

seejay james on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:08:38

“Hmm...a better product for less money? The profits of which cycle back into the system? Um...yes...that is the way to go. Talk about a no-brainer.”

LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:37:27

“Oh yes.  It just doesn't go far enough.  The interest should go into funding pell grants. ”

dennism123 on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:17:27

“The government should not be backing student loans. Easy access to loans is a huge reason school costs are spiraling so far out of control.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 16:11:49 in Politics

“You get it.

Nice.

I was becoming discouraged.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:59:50 in Politics

“I'll help you out of your anti-government bubble - government coupled with industry equals fascism which is precisely what we have.

Can't see it?  Then you don't want to.”

Hippodrome on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:14:36

“Not anti-government, or anti-business - just saying that this isn't a finance industry program, it is run by the Gov since 2010”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:58:11 in Politics

“You say that as if they were not one and the same.  Amazing.”

Hippodrome on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:09:45

“line is getting more and more blurry every year.... about only difference is that one one admits they want your money for their profit”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:56:28 in Politics

“Profits from student loans go to bankers.

Incredibly moronic flow from the have nots to the haves.”

IndyDemoCan on Nov 18, 2013 at 20:06:57

“"The federal government has officially ended the bank-based system of distributing federally subsidized student loans through the passing of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA), which was included in the health care bill signed into law on March 30, 2010."
Read more: http://www.mydollarplan.com/student-loans-bill-forgiveness/#ixzz2l35noWbx

This act removes the banks as middlemen from the government student loan programs. Although more needs to be done, it's a cinch the repubs won't be doing it!”

LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:06:08

“Obama cut the bankers out. Government student loans are now directly between the government and the student.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:54:26 in Politics

“Question: Do you have a child in the public education system?

I ask because in the time I have had my children in public education, I have noticed a glaring decline.”

Thomy O on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:26:21

“Have you looked at the salary for nonteaching higher administrative positions in public universities lately? University of Washington has 4 vice presidents whose annual salaries range from $552,000 per year to $380,000 per year with the average being $420,000 per year. What exactly does a Vice President at the University of Washington do that a salary nearly 3 times what that state's governor receives is justifiable? The US Secretary of State makes $186,000 per year so again what are the V.P.s at University of Washington doing that makes each one of them deserving of a salary more than double what the Secretary of State earns?”

crabbyoldman on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:13:16

“You must be from the "it's not my fault" generation. Quit blaming teachers and start blaming yourself. Too many do not take responsibility for their children and then blame the schools when they grow up a mess. Your "glaring decline" is due to lack of parenting.

We had four children in public education, our last just graduated magna cum laude in three and a half years debt free by working, saving their money and going to school all year round. Quit being an enabler. We made sure they did their homework and didn't make excuses for them like so many parents today.”

saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 15:58:33

“I know there is no comfort in it, but you are not alone.”
Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:48:15 in Technology

“Question:  who is in the middle?

I have my suspicions.  Just want another take on it. ”

Scojam on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:01:02

“Us.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:41:06 in Politics

“Quite. By design or happy coincidence?

Rhetorical, of course.”
Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Federal Student Loan Profits Help Duncan Cut Education Spending To Lowest Level Since 2001

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:39:07 in Politics

“Class action breach of contract or some similar. The finance industry's parasitic leeching must stop.”

Hippodrome on Nov 18, 2013 at 15:53:37

“This is a parasitic Govt run program, which sets the rates and rules, not thefinance industry. Complain to the Gov not wall street on this one.”
Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:33:38 in Technology

“Excellent.

I appreciate those who think.”

Lungworm on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:41:20

“Did YOU think? Or did you just swallow that load of counter-intel verbatim?

Blaming the rebels is exactly what Russia, China, and Obama want you to do.

Meanwhile, Assad appears on Barbara Walters and hosts our Extreme Rendition.”
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