I_Am_Weasel: he had entered the wrong door.I'm going to have to write that one down.
kronicfeld: BravadoGT: He's NINETY.And we still let him serve in Congress. Pathetic.
MisterRonbo: BMulligan: Oh FFS, get over yourself. "The struggles of today's youth?" Seriously? Do you really think you and your little friends are a different breed than all the generations before?No you idiot - the costs have spiraled out of control.I attended UC Berkeley from 1981 to 1986. When I started, my fees as an in-state resident were about $1,050 a year. Minimum wage was $3.35 (although I don't remember any job paying less that $5 an hour). So my fees were 313 hours of work (pre-tax). I worked about 30 hours a week, I could pay my fees with less than three months wagesToday that same school is $13,200 plus a $1,300 "health insurance fee". So, $14,500. Minimum wage is $8.00. So that's 1,812 hours of work. To pay your fees for one year at that same 30 hours a week takes 14 months of work.Yes, it really is different for this generation. It isn't that they have changed, its that the costs have gone through the roof.[financemymoney.com image 500x732]
BravadoGT: He's NINETY. They didn't have gays back in his time. They were just "fops" or "dandies"
MaudlinMutantMollusk: kronicfeld: BravadoGT: He's NINETY.And we still let him serve in Congress. Pathetic.Seriously/if we can't have term limits, can we at least have a freaking mandatory retirement age?
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