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    It's not a circle. It used to be but no longer. Now, it's a simple linear progression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    We've simply entered an era where less and less workers are needed and more and more consumers are.
    Please explain how those not earning their own income can afford to consume without constant "bail out".
    Imagine how much better America would be if you would simply don a pair a pants before sitting down at your Playskool My First 'Puter.


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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by kwillia View Post
    Please explain how those not earning their own income can afford to consume without constant "bail out".
    They can't. If I said otherwise, I didn't mean to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    We've simply entered an era where less and less workers are needed and more and more consumers are.
    I do not disagree however, we have also entered into an era where higher education is becoming more out-of-reach for most people YET, the requirement for degreed individuals has also increased.

    So, what happens when the scales tip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Sure, If you are treating the "2 years" as a means of recouping some of the cost of funding their education alone. Military serves the dual purpose of providing additional structure for those that need it and didn't get it growing up. Might be the first time in their lives they rise before the sun or work up a sweat putting in a hard days work.

    But I'm open to compromise. A Civil Service Corps (CSC) if you will. Stricture of the military, but primarily tasked with local activities (maintaining memorials, providing civil engineering services, pigeon poop scraping if necessary) and get to go home on the weekends.
    Oh, no, I don't care about educating them. That's a whole different deal. You want Uncle Sugar to pony up, you give him more time. I don't mind giving folks structure, but forcing folks into the military for their own good does the service no good in the long run, even if the individual might benefit. For every individual that benefits, there will be as many or more who don't. And I'll spend valuable resources trying to make those square pegs fit. Fine for the CSC, where a failure to obey means a slightly less clean statue or a bridge over the Patuxent that takes a bit longer to build, not for the USMC where it means a slightly more dirty rifle that might jam, or a fording point that's not ready when the troops get to the river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Restitution View Post
    I do not disagree however, we have also entered into an era where higher education is becoming more out-of-reach for most people YET, the requirement for degreed individuals has also increased.

    So, what happens when the scales tip?
    Another S&L bailout, another TARP...etc......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Restitution View Post
    I do not disagree however, we have also entered into an era where higher education is becoming more out-of-reach for most people YET, the requirement for degreed individuals has also increased.

    So, what happens when the scales tip?
    Why has a degree become so expensive? And why can't it be brought down? And why do careers require them instead of the trade education to get that job done?
    "I aim to misbehave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Why has a degree become so expensive? And why can't it be brought down? And why do careers require them instead of the trade education to get that job done?
    All good questions which pertain to the points I am making to Larry.

    Larry???
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    If you take out a loan, you repay it. End of story. So sorry for so many that just cannot go to many outstanding state schools all over the country, that they have to break their bank to get into all these snowflake institutions that charge outrageous rates.

    Keep them instate. That will alleviate at least half the cost. Graduate on time, or early. That will alleviate a lot of financial burden. If the parents are footing the bill, it's on them to make the logical and correct choices for their kiddies, too bad what the kids want, right?

    Tuition assistance is everywhere. Grants are everywhere. Scholarships are available everywhere for almost any situation, skill, race, sex, disability, etc.

    If you are a parent that cannot convince your tender little ones to use common sense now, it is unlikely they will develop that capability later.

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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    They can't. If I said otherwise, I didn't mean to.
    We are not decreasing in population and you've already predicted "We've simply entered an era where less and less workers are needed and more and more consumers are" after stating that now we have a "linear progression" and I can't marry the two because in my perspective one would need replenishable income in order to remain a viable consumer. If we continue to become a country of less workers then how do the folks unable or unwilling to find viable work able to foot the bill of viable consumer?
    Imagine how much better America would be if you would simply don a pair a pants before sitting down at your Playskool My First 'Puter.


    LibertyBeacon

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