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In Topic: Should you have to pay for college?

29 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

yea I think it's called inflation aye...

No, inflation is only a minor effect. Let's do the math. Inflation has been more or less been 2% per year, on average.

$600(1.02)^40 = $1324.82

$1324.82 is nowhere near $10,000.

Cori, what are you majoring in? I will use this information to give you a rough estimate of your return on investment from your university education. Honestly, $4500 per semester for a non-prestigious university is too expensive. The non-prestigious university is a reason why you see so many kids partying. I hope you can keep those grades up. Employers need to distinguish you from everyone else who parties at school.

I think there should be interest-free loans for university for the duration of the study period. The U.S. government, at the federal, state, and local level do not have more money for education. A number of cities and states are nearly in default status.

As for cheap tuition in Germany or Europe in general, yes, but you have to pay much higher taxes than America. But, even with higher taxes, a number of European countries such as Greece will be unable to pay back their debts in the near future. Plus, if you only speak English, it wouldn't be useful to study in the EU.

The American Dream is not as powerful anymore. Social mobility is on the decline. The economy and the currency will decline as well. No wonder the Occupy Wall Street movement started around the same time you created this thread. I'm short on U.S. and long on Asia.

In Topic: Japan Earthquake (Conspiracy)

05 April 2011 - 09:34 AM

LOL, how did earthquakes turn into a discussion about UFOs? Wait, so, how did harp cause this again? http://en.wikipedia....ki/Project_HARP

In Topic: The BS that is the American Health Care

01 November 2010 - 12:09 AM

And you don't know the rules of Medicaid.

In many states (like the one I live in), it's ONLY available to people who have been accepted for Social Security Disability. That is a very difficult process--even with an attorney, getting accepted can take years. I know, because I've been fighting to get on disability for 5 years; most people are turned down repeatedly. SOME states provide Medicaid to low-income people who aren't on SSD/SSI, but the vast majority of states do not. Which means that low-income people, people with pre-existing conditions, etc., ARE NOT eligible for Medicaid.

Please don't judge someone else's knowledge of their own country's health care system, when your only knowledge of it is gleaned from Wikipedia. :D

My mistake. It's not my area of expertise so I trust you.

I'm not an American and I don't live in the US, so forgive if I'm wrong, but I highly doubt the American population would stand for a public option to health care. A public option would have to be funded through the government which means higher taxes. For those who don't use the public option, why would they agree to be taxed for services they won't use? A public option is also indicative of a move towards socialism and Americans tend to have more of a capitalist mindset.

Not that I disagree that health care should be provided equally to everyone. It should be a human right, imo.

Since the majority of people don't have access to private care, why wouldn't the public option be popular? Capitalist mindset is mostly for the capitalist class. The majority of people don't mind a mixed economy.

In Topic: The BS that is the American Health Care

24 September 2010 - 07:03 PM

We have the best healthcare, ONLY if you have the cash to pay for it.

You don't know your country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid

In Topic: Peak Oil~Rising Gas Prices~The Future of The World

12 December 2009 - 02:48 PM

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