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Ask your Rabbi about the Mormons and get back with us. This ought to be good!
Sorry guys I'm out before Mitt's minions show up at my door with their laser bean eyes. Make sure to vote but for Pete's sake be careful!
You're fine. Shalom
this thread got interesting.
Have a bless Ed day
Eh...big deal. There are quite a few in the Anglican Church that believe that Jesus spent time in Britain as well. They also have no proof, yet the unofficial National Anthem of Britain is based on this concept. It's a fairly crackpot theory too...but it's played at tons of Royal engagements and all over Britain on a regular bases. Nobody thinks the Anglicans are nuts, so big deal that the Mormons expounded on the previously Euro-centric view of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I don't agree with it, but can't see how it makes Romney unfit to be president.
I'm expecting some sort of riot type reaction. When Obama won, people were shooting their guns in the air as celebration in my neighborhood. I'm expecting something a little scary either way...
23,000 dolphins are killed every year in Japan. For pest control. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo
If Mitt wins or loses, I will wake up then go to work and look forward to more of Bama's armour to be exposed against TAMU this weekend. Life goes on.
This post was edited by Ego Trip 20 months ago
Over the last month or so I haven't gotten the impression anybody really gives a crap about Obama anymore. I haven't seen any obama signs, bumper stickers, shirts, hats, pins, etc. Stuff was everywhere 4 years ago.
There's still a lot on campus. I still don't get why so many college kids like Obama.
cause its cool... he's hip. he has artist singing songs about him. thats about it
A large part of the support is because he's pledged to address the issues of student loans and educational costs, two issues very important to most college students.
How does he plan to address student loans? I'm seriously curious, because I don't think I've heard either candidate speak on it.
More like address the absurd escalation in education costs (as compared to normal inflation), but go ahead and believe what you want.
The cost of education has skyrocketed compared to other inflation items.
In addressing rising tuition costs (and the subsequent necessity of student loans), Obama plans to introduce a grant program to incentivize state institutions to institute cost-cutting measures, such as greater acceptance of community college credits, reducing prices and increasing credit value of reputable online courses. As the economy recovers and states aren't as strapped for cash, there are plans in place to address what percentage of a state's budget needs to go towards higher education and subsidizing state schools in order to keep tuition costs in line with inflation.
Obama also recently eliminated a $60 billion, no-interest govt. payout to banks that was earmarked for student loans. By re-assigning that money to federal DirectLoan programs, the interest forgone by the federal government in years past will now be added to federal revenue, and by cutting out the middleman, student interest rates will be lower.
Obama has also extended Pell Grants to more than 3 million new low-income students.
As for student loan repayment, Obama has instituted the IBR (Income-Based-Repayment) plan for students with a demonstrated financial hardship, which reduces monthly federal loan payments to a percentage of income (now 15%, potentially dropping to 10%) in order to prevent defaults.
President Obama has said he wants to cut the rate of growth in college tuition costs in half over the next decade. But there are several factors he can't control.
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, congressional Democrats announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the current low interest rates on government-subsidized student loans, responding to the major public relations push from President Barack Obama. But while the issue has ginned up cable news chatter and drawn attention to a host of grassroots student debt relief efforts, it is a relatively minor front in the administrations college affordability battle.
The Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR) caps your required monthly payment at an amount intended to be affordable based on your income and family size.
So, on behalf of the federal government he decided to arbitrarily take $60 billion from the private sector and give it to the government?
Wasn't this seizure of funds included in the healthcare bill?
No, that article says college prices have risen completely out-of-proportion to the actual rate of inflation.
In terms of a price comparison, since I graduated in 2010, I'm paying over 4 times as much in inflation-adjusted dollars for my education as someone who went to the same school and graduated in 1985. Education costs should not quadruple over a generation - it destroys the consumer power of an entire generation and hurts the economy for everyone.
"Seizure of funds"? You act like the banking industry was somehow entitled to this interest-free $60 billion handout.
Yes, this revenue-generating measure was a rider in the ACA.
We still have to pay them back, just not at double the interest rate.
Yep, just like healthcare, the more the gov gets involved the higher the prices.
This post was edited by dpfenny 20 months ago
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Well we won't be able to pay back our loans without jobs. Or if I have to pay for food stamps for half the population
Why would something student loan/banking related be included in the ACA?
None of those things you've cited have risen even close to the amount education costs have risen.
Case in point: adjusting for inflation, $1 in 1985 is worth ~$2 now. Considering that educational inflated costs have risen approximately 350% more than regular inflation, I'm paying $4.50 for every dollar that someone in 1985 spent on their education. Adjusted for inflation, I'm still paying $2.25/$1, or 125% more than a 1985 grad.
Contrast that with gas, whose inflation-adjusted price is actually less now than it was in 1918. In 1985, gas was around $1.50, where today, it averages around $3.50. Adjust for inflation, and you're looking at $3.50(2012)/$3.00(1985). Someone paying for gas now is paying approximately 17% more now than they were in 1985.
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This post was edited by CMXI 20 months ago
Yes, Education has risen dramatically. Bunch of state employees pensions driving up costs.
For the same reason Rand Paul has attached anti-abortion riders to state budgets - politicians like passing laws. I like how you conveniently ignore the first part of my post though.
Do you believe any bank is entitled to a $60 billion, interest-free handout from the federal government?
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