“Yes, but if we take 'some' of the money going to Treasury (from the Fed) and spend that money as LOW-interest loans to students, then Treasury itself will get LESS money from Fed and NEED to borrow the difference at the prevailing rates, making the effect on taxpayers minimally the same.
So, it's like the GUV borrowing long term at 2.75 percent, and lending that $$$ to students at 0.25 percent, thus creating a taxpayer-funded subsidy to educate the kids.
“At some point people have to realize that Obama wants their obstruction more than their cooperation. It's really the kind of collaboration between them and him that hinders the economy from growing better and faster.”
pmoschetta on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:33:23
“At some point anyone who believes that nonsense must realize there are medications now to treat paranoia”
Progressive Gal on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:08:10
“Did you just make that up on the spot or did your leaders tell you to post it? Who cares anyway.”
Ithinkergo on Jun 27, 2013 at 06:43:42
“I think you got lost trying to use big words.... Practice might make it easier for you to express yourself clearly, and might even encourage intelligent thinking. Knock on wood.”
“Having been feeling so tried about all kinds of Obama's sweet honeymoon talks, I think it's well past time for a switch to something else---it's always better late than never---even though this 'something else' might quite be nonsense. Nonetheless, it still can taste new, at least for a short period of time, and can also be more interesting, more straightforward, less twisted and spinning, and thus less harmful than so many of Obama's past sweet true lies. You know what, I have been feeling terribly guilty for quite some time for backing him back in that worrisome two naive years of 2008 and 2012. With Romney, other things aside, at least the economy might quite probably be a lot better.”
flossophy on Jun 27, 2013 at 05:07:27
“If Romney hadn't bought the nomination out from under Newt, we'd be enjoying the American renaissance right about now.”
“This Obama intelligence thing has greatly dimmed Hillary's chance in 2016, and will continue to dim so long as in Obama's book intelligence means nothing than surveillance. People know that Obama takes orders from Hillary when it comes to public affairs.”
judge jake on Jun 25, 2013 at 22:27:49
“not really..millions of women will vote for hillary cause she has a vagina or risk being called sexist”
“Well, inside their incestuous circle are the Wall Street gamblers and the military industrial looters being the dual master center/evil axis of that circle, with the White House being their underlings.”
“Just leave him alone, President Obama! Which is my advice. We have to bet he is a man of good principles and won't do us harm. But if being pushed so hard by the government, I suspect even a man with an angel's heart might be forced to choose to lose it. If so, all bets are off and the only thing you can possibly do to right the course is to send one more drone to the unknowns, but that's far from a sure business, other than picking up a lot of embarrassment and setting up a lot of enemies along the very long world.
Just leave Snowman, that is Snowden and Manning, alone. It's in the nation's interests and yours alike, too.”
“It’s very telling that the foreign minister of Ecuador said that, look “you are talking about us extraditing Edward Snowden, what about bringing back those bankers we asked you to bring back to Ecuador who we caught rigging and terrorizing our market?” What about the Icelandic bankers that have been asked by the government of Iceland to be extradited back to Iceland that are being held in the UK? What about these other instances where banking terrorists are being sheltered in the US and the UK?”
“Now the whole thing has been taking sharp turns: Turns out this self-proclaimed whistleblower had premeditatedly and thus illegally spied on the US government, while his subject, that is the US administration, was also, and still is, spying on the public, yet legally, thanks, ironically, to the consistently-doing-nothing congress---which has done many great things when it comes to legalizing and promoting unlawful rightist undertakings, the biggest of which, in my humble opinion, is not instituting this gigantic program of governmental telephone eavesdropping, online wiretapping and data mining, but legalizing the false Bush Iraq war.”
“Look, buddies, how the Obama administration handles the Snowman case and how poor its cheap diplomacy is and how little and embarrassing the actual results really are coming out right before our eyes from its lean managing of the situation, no good luck for the Mideast peace and a future sovereign state of Palestine from their meddling of the much more complicated Palestinian-Israeli issue, let alone the broad Arab-Israeli conflict.”
ajbiggs on Jun 24, 2013 at 19:15:40
“Dude, this is not the Victorian age.
FYI....making the sentence longer doesn't change the fact that you said nothing. My perspective, but then again, who am I? Lol.”
“"Probably it means nanophysics has solutions for our current scientific challenges" was the best that I could come up with. Can you please tell me what it means?
I cannot find the article. So, maybe you can use this like me to answer back.
Best wishes for you in your study of nanophysics. What do you specialize in - is it quantum tunneling or something else?”
“I think the results for Brugger and her boyfriend were not all blue, thanks to the honesty of the policeman Fetz. Had he said, after failing to find drugs, he's instead looking for possible bombs in her bra, then whatever he did would be ok, or at least had to be oked.”
“Shameful. They did exactly the opposite to Muslims' first prayer:
Let the rain come and wash away
the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory
of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and
fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us
wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that
we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels,
beyond accents, gender or skin color.
Let the warmth and brightness
of the sun melt our selfishness.
So that we can share the joys and
feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
And let the light of the sun
be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbors.
Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers
to surround us with beauty.
And let the mountains teach our hearts
to reach upward to heaven.”
margaritas ante porcos on Jun 22, 2013 at 21:07:48
“but they're not Muslim. The real shame and horror is.......
The Muslims have all too often done the opposite themselves, eh?”
“Those dark days, the authorities within the Obama administration have lost most of their credibility in the field of fighting corruption and secrecy. If they don't find any foul dealing in the death of this brave young man (most foreseeably they won’t, based on their long bad track record on such issues), chances are they themselves did it.”
ItsAllTheSameToMe on Jun 22, 2013 at 19:54:19
“You just couldn't wait to get that one out could you. Hope you didn't wet your pants in the excitement.”
Natedogg265 on Jun 22, 2013 at 19:49:25
“Said by someone who thinks Obama is the ani-christ. lol”
“It's correct. Thank you very much. Would you like to tell me what it means? Hint: I study nanophysics.”
realpragmatist on Jun 23, 2013 at 22:37:19
“Probably it means nanophysics has solutions for our current scientific challenges? I will think and get back within a day? You for me friend!
BTW, as a life-long student of Physics and a son of a Physics College Professor (Department Head), I respect you for studying nanophysics.”
“Can the authorities give the old lady a break? Yes, they can. But since she is not any kind of too big to jail, they just wouldn't give her any other kind of break than heart breaking.”
realpragmatist on Jun 22, 2013 at 15:55:54
“I agree. Thanks for the comment.
I would not justify the mother's action done in love. but throwing her in jail or punishing her daughter academically for five years is not appropriate in my opinion.
"The ultra thin nothingness has a beautiful end for us all" - correct? Very creative of you.”
“Need go this far in order to say such an easy truth?
Killing innocent people is always wrong and cannot be justified no matter who you are and what cause you're for.”
Joseph Zelinski on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:38:33
“There are no innoccent people in war. Even the children are killed. And that is the nature of war. Drones kill fewer of the folk than any other method I know of that active enemies hide with in, so we should use them. Irish bombers did not care who they killed we should take a lesson from the Irish. Obama was clear about how he would conduct the war when he ran against McCain including activly chasing across to borders to kill it enemy. If anything Anericans citizens are the war criminals for slecting a man, who was clear in his intent, to lead the nation in a time of war. People we gave Obama a mandate to use what ever method he needed. Drones are a very effective tool. I would use nuke's and turn Northern Pakistan into glass.”