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(Wisconsin State Journal)   Man in Bucky Badger hat robbed bank because he wants to go to prison for free medication and asked for $500 so he could pay off his $250,000 student loan debt   (host.madison.com) divider line 8
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2013-01-19 08:14:57 AM
3 votes:
Dude did the math:

50 years old, $250,000 debt, that's $12,500 per year (not counting interest) to pay it off by the time he's 70. Estimating a salary of $30,000 per year as a lead custodian, if he made the payments on time, in good faith, with the intention of being out of debt by the time he can still drive, he has $17,500 annually to live on. And that's barring any unforeseen stuff.

He saw that wasn't going to happen, and made the call. He'd rather be in prison than deal with that scenario.

/super quick and dirty math skills
2013-01-19 11:43:45 PM
1 votes:
People are still unhinged about Walker? Lol. So predictable.

(Voted against the recall and for fiscal responsibility. Working so far, but I'll be generous to those who continue to protest as it MAY not last.)
2013-01-19 12:15:32 PM
1 votes:
A little more than half (54%) of the adults in Madison have a college degree, meaning that many semi-skilled positions in this city are filled by college grads, or at least people who've been to college.

I'm willing to bet that this man has other mental health issues that need to be dealt with, as is the case with many in Wisconsin prisons and jails. Our idiot governor promises more mental health help for the uninsured, but given his constant lying and history of ineptitude I'm not holding my breath.
2013-01-19 11:09:37 AM
1 votes:

Moron Police: As someone who supports higher ed, and who even works at UW-Madison...I have to say this sounds like an instance where the university was wrong in admitting him to law school. They probably had a strong sense that there was no way he would be a lawyer (personality quirks), but thought he might be able to pay, and wanted the money. Sad all around.


Do you think a school could refuse to admit a qualified candidate on the grounds that he has personality quirks that would make it difficult for him to pursue a career in his chosen field? Because I think any school that did that would run up against a lawsuit pretty quickly.
2013-01-19 10:53:36 AM
1 votes:
He sounds... simple. and like he doesn't want to hurt anyone, but he should not have threatened to do so.
2013-01-19 09:54:42 AM
1 votes:

morgen_benner: abhorrent1: He has an English and Law degree and he's a custodian? Get a better Job, dude. Then you can pay your bills.


As someone who supports higher ed, and who even works at UW-Madison...I have to say this sounds like an instance where the university was wrong in admitting him to law school. They probably had a strong sense that there was no way he would be a lawyer (personality quirks), but thought he might be able to pay, and wanted the money. Sad all around.
2013-01-19 08:25:46 AM
1 votes:

2and4: Dude did the math:

50 years old, $250,000 debt, that's $12,500 per year (not counting interest) to pay it off by the time he's 70. Estimating a salary of $30,000 per year as a lead custodian, if he made the payments on time, in good faith, with the intention of being out of debt by the time he can still drive, he has $17,500 annually to live on. And that's barring any unforeseen stuff.

He saw that wasn't going to happen, and made the call. He'd rather be in prison than deal with that scenario.

/super quick and dirty math skills


Then again, he could be on Wisconsin's BadgerCare which only allows him to make less than $10,800 a year in return for health care coverage for a chronic medical condition like...  Diabetes.
2013-01-19 07:45:06 AM
1 votes:
Bootstrappy.
 
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