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(White House)   In this day of White House petitions, college students petitioning Obama to refund 100% their tuition in trade for their diplomas   (petitions.whitehouse.gov) divider line 31
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2012-11-13 04:30:57 PM
6 votes:
The problem here is that you're not paying for a diploma, you're paying for education. So in order to refund your tuition, we'll have to remove what you learned.

Therefore, we need this dude:

www.heroesrevealed.com
2012-11-13 05:34:52 PM
4 votes:
weknowmemes.com

/sorry
2012-11-13 04:17:03 PM
3 votes:
Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, to hell with personal responsibility.
2012-11-13 05:39:31 PM
2 votes:
"...the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those accountable responsible."

I couldn't agree more, hold these asshats accountable and bring back debtor's prison.
2012-11-13 05:34:56 PM
2 votes:

wildcardjack: I'd like a refund for my BS in Mechanical Engineering. I've never used it. I make a living hustling used books.


Can I have it? I want to go back to school for mechanical engineering but if you already have the paper I can just put my name on it. I will give you $50 and half a bottle of YooHoo.
2012-11-13 04:23:29 PM
2 votes:
I'm going to start a petition to end these stupid-ass petitions.
2012-11-14 12:40:29 PM
1 votes:

DaCaptain19:
Jesus you f*ckers are stupid. There's no "loan crises" - there's just a bunch of fuctards who apparently never learned you pay back money you borrow.


Don't be cruel. Most people are doing their best to pay it back. They are not lazy or stupid or farktards. An economic/health setback can happen to anyone - remember, there but for the grace of God go you, too.
2012-11-13 06:20:29 PM
1 votes:

KidneyStone: Looks at profile....how about you get a haircut and take the shiat out of your face and ears and then look for a job,


Hey, guess what? That's what I look like in my FREE TIME. When I am on the job, I dress and style like a BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL. Thanks for looking at me in my pjs with my kitty and making baseless assumptions. I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're a dickweed, how'd that feel?
2012-11-13 06:16:14 PM
1 votes:

Fell In Love With a Chair: As someone completely farked over my crippling student loan debt, lemme tell you... well, I don't even know what to say. I'm going to tell you what it's like to live like this.

Seems like plenty of people in this thread are ready to pass a snap judgement that anyone crushed by a $44k debt clean out of college is just a lazy asshole. You sound like my parents, completely out of touch with reality. Just go down to the Wal-mart and get a job with those groceries. Saying you're "over-qualified" is narcissistic bullshiat, they TOOOTALLY hire people with four year degrees to stock shelves. Get over yourself, kid. You're not too good to make fries.

Even with a bachelor's degree, 10+ years of experience in my field (IT/Networking), clean drug/background/dmv screens, a willingness to work for just barely above minimum wage, and I'm STILL having a hard time finding work. Meanwhile Sallie Mae wants $500 a month. My income is next to nothing, I do art commissions for $10-20 bucks a pop. I'll do literally anything legal for money, $500/mo is more than my rent by a fair share. I live with my ex-girlfriend. She pays my rent still. I don't know why.

I've never been on welfare, foodstamps, and apart from two months on unemployment years ago, I've paid tens of thousands of dollars into the system and asked for less than a grand in return over the 12 years I've been employed.

fark you people.

I'm 28 years old and at this rate I will never own a house or a new car. I cannot get out from under this debt. I signed my tuition papers at 17, not understanding what would happen, or how this impacted my future. I was a child and we were told IF YOU DO NOT GO TO COLLEGE, YOU WON'T GET WORK. Now graduates are told "Without experience, you will not get hired". How do you get experience in your field without having a job in the first place? I am one of the lucky ones, I have the experience, but get passed over for being a young woman, and only having my A+ certification, because I can't aff ...


Looks at profile....how about you get a haircut and take the shiat out of your face and ears and then look for a job,
2012-11-13 06:14:51 PM
1 votes:

Broktun: When is the Student Loan Bubble (SLB) going to pop?


Soon.
2012-11-13 06:14:37 PM
1 votes:

Fell In Love With a Chair: HotIgneous Intruder: Fell In Love With a Chair: I will probably have to get a restraining order.

....

If I told her I was gay at 17, I would have been sent to a labor camp instead of a university.



But look at the bright side. If you had been sent to the labor camp you wouldn't owe all that money and would have learned useful skills.
2012-11-13 06:11:52 PM
1 votes:
It seems keeping an eye on petitions to the WH is gonna keep fark amused.
2012-11-13 06:07:22 PM
1 votes:
I saw a flyer on a lamp post here in Minneapolis with some garbage about "unfair student loans" and getting Obama to do something about them. Shut up, idiots. No one forced you to take anything. Shut up and pay what you owe. That being said, if they succeeded in some fantasy world, you bet your ass I'd get in on that. I guess I'm the Ron Paul of student loan forgiveness. But the people screaming "Student loans are immoral" and shiat like that are dumbfarks.
2012-11-13 06:03:33 PM
1 votes:

jgi: Serious question: if you don't pay back your student loans, the government can garnish your wages. What happens if you're self-employed, freelance, own your own business?


Serious answer: They can put a lien on any future property you may own, your business profits, etc. So that if in the future you sell your business, for instance, they have a right to whatever your share would have been before you get anything. Or if you were buying a house and someday hoped to sell it, there's going to be a judgment lien on it before the bank gets any. Stuff like that.
2012-11-13 06:03:33 PM
1 votes:
No symping farkathy here.

I graduated into the teeth of Nixon's recession with $100 in my pocket, no debts and a 5--year--old car.

There were no jobs for educated people so I had to work for two years as a laborer before I could stack up enough money to leave that dead--end town.

Suck it up crybabies, you make me flucking sick.
2012-11-13 05:57:51 PM
1 votes:
...waste of money.

Of course, a degree in Humanities/Liberal Arts is to.
2012-11-13 05:54:26 PM
1 votes:
www.broodingdetective.com

EDUCATION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!
2012-11-13 05:49:06 PM
1 votes:
2012-11-13 05:45:57 PM
1 votes:
some of us chose majors that weren't shiat tier and spent our weekends doing work instead of riding the frat boy cock carousel are now making good money in a great job and own a house and contribute to society while you wonder why your education in post feminist transgender studies is worth less than your ruined vagina.
2012-11-13 05:42:23 PM
1 votes:

Ex-Texan: [www.memecreator.net image 407x405] 

/Leaving it here.


www.nationalww2museum.org


These are ditch diggers, you damn moron.

And the Department of Defense is downsizing.
2012-11-13 05:38:16 PM
1 votes:
www.memecreator.net 

/Leaving it here.
2012-11-13 05:36:51 PM
1 votes:
I've got to believe they should've thought about how to pay for all that before spending the 4+ years in school.

Granted, I am not using my degree at all and there is probably no future I can see where I will actually be working on embedded microcontrollers....but the school listed on the degree is enough to trick people in to thinking I can be a good employee.
2012-11-13 05:35:32 PM
1 votes:

queezyweezel: Brontes: But I got a dual major in art films and history from a small private school, and my PhD from University of Phoenix in ancient Roman civilization. Why the hell shouldn't the government pay for my education since I've specialized so much and have so much to offer?

You have a doctorate in ancient Roman civilization? What do you do for a living?


Romans?
2012-11-13 05:33:51 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: these people need to punch themselves in the nuts. I'm paying back my student loans. they can do.


English major?
2012-11-13 05:29:42 PM
1 votes:
Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those accountable responsible.

And who, pray tell, is accountable for YOUR debt?
2012-11-13 05:25:57 PM
1 votes:
In an alternate universe, BYU coeds petition President Romney to refund 100% of their tuition in trade for husbands.
2012-11-13 05:25:52 PM
1 votes:
I'd like a refund for my BS in Mechanical Engineering. I've never used it. I make a living hustling used books.
2012-11-13 05:09:29 PM
1 votes:

Elandriel: Well, with the first two posters' idiocy out of the way, while this is a bit far-fetched it once again brings to light the point that many employers won't hire without some fancy sheet of paper that asserts the holder somehow knows how to do the job for which they are applying, and the only way to get that piece of paper is to place yourself in the amount of debt similar to a goddamn home mortgage.


This is the worst fallacy of the "student loan forgiveness" argument. Even with current tuition prices it's possible to go to a community college for 2 years, then work full time and finish the last two years of your degree over 3 or 4 years. Does it take a little longer and require you to not go to the school of your dreams? Probably. But does it mean little to no debt once your done as well as a whole lot of actual work experience? Yes. Yes it does.
2012-11-13 04:20:34 PM
1 votes:
by the way, another thing the federal government may not be able to help you with. people are farking stupid.
2012-11-13 04:18:44 PM
1 votes:
these people need to punch themselves in the nuts. I'm paying back my student loans. they can do.
2012-11-13 04:10:18 PM
1 votes:
If it took you 4 years to figure out that your degree in underwater basket weaving (with a minor in TV appreciation) wasn't going to fast-track you into a six-figure-salary position at a Fortune 500 company then you do not deserve a refund.
 
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