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Let’s focus on the cost of college

July 2, 2013

The average U.S. college student walks off campus with about $26,500 in student loan debt, much of it in government-subsidized low-interest loans....

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Jul-02-13 2:17 PM

Comments such as "But conservatives worry that the government cannot afford deficit spending on programs such as student loans. They are right." make you look and sound like a moron or a fool when you remember Congress has no problem with deficit spending on massive, useless, and unwanted military and weapons programs. The problem with Congress is they have no trouble spending massive amounts of taxpayer money on their "pet" projects but are more than happy to act fiscally conservative when it is someone else's program. Your comments make me sick. Oh and by the way before anyone goes off that I am anti-military I served 24 years prior to retiring from active duty service.

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Jul-02-13 4:13 PM


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Jul-02-13 7:10 PM

lets thank obama for this one, really tho, student loans are outrageous, I mean us college students are paying an arm and a leg for this schooling and then there is no guarantee that we get a job in the first place, after graduating. It is a mess.

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Jul-03-13 8:57 AM

notogop - I think your reading and comprehenesion of posts need to improve. 55 said nothing of losing jobs, he stated there were no guarantees of getting a job after borrowing all the money to pay for school. I didn't see anything mentioned of President Obama in his post. Your imagination and fabrication seemed to have wandered a bit.

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Jul-03-13 10:55 AM

Laughable. The government can't afford to educate our young, but we can afford to send them to two foreign wars? We can afford to bail out the banks? We can afford all the offshore tax havens? We can afford to send money to Africa to make their power grid more reliable?

I think spending money on education should be the least of our worries.

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Jul-03-13 11:23 AM

College costs probably not much of an issue with The Journal editorial staff, do they have anybody under the age of 60?

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Jul-04-13 10:28 AM

That's all fine and dandy MT, but we're going to need a helluva lot of good-paying factory jobs that provide family health benefits and s pension if we're going to return to the days where only the wealthy can afford a postsecondary education. Investment in education is an investment in the future of our nation.

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Jul-09-13 11:08 AM

notogop - that's right it is just a word.;<)

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Jul-09-13 1:16 PM

Here's something to ponder: Oregon is willing to pick up 100% of your college costs in exchange for 3% of your wages for 20 years for a 4-year degree, or 1.5% for a 2-year degree. I don't know the details beyond that. What do you think?

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