Opinion AOC paid her student loans on the congressional floor

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  1. RerouteToRemain

    RerouteToRemain Silver Belt

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    Are you saying that trade schools, community college, in state university after community college, etc don't exist?

    75% of college students went in unsure of a career path or changed majors. But the biggest is that over half don't even know what they want to do after college.

    "New statistics released by Allaboutcareers.com, a leading careers exploration website, reveal that 44% of undergraduates are unable to define the industry that they would like to work in once they graduate. Over 37,000 undergraduates and 1500 school and college students were asked about their career aspirations and 52% of school students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I have no idea what I want to do with my career"."


    So it's not about poofing or bootstrapping anything. It's about making conscious good decisions. Not let's take out a fat loan and hope for the best.
     
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  2. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Private school + non-marketable liberal arts degree = sorry not sorry

    Did I miss something? Because I didn't hear Mitch say anything like this.
    If he did I like him even more though...
     
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  3. Dr J

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    Going off the 6 year figure someone else tossed out—making $130K a year and complaining about hardships is laughable.

    Find these figures hard to believe, though.
     
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  4. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Gold Belt

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    Yep, because all colleges teach are liberal arts. This is known. What an incredibly stupid thing for you to say.
     
  5. lifelessheap

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    I had good insurance. I took zero dollars from tax payers. Zero.

    Have tax dollars been spent to help the community? Sure.

    Is a natural disaster caused by Rothschild owned PG&E different than choosing to take on on student debt? Yes.


    I worked weekends, breaks and summers in college. I would often work 70 days in a row during the summer. 10+ hours a day. Being a house painter. It sucked.

    But I never had to go into debt. That was my choice. My lazy friends took loans, worked no jobs and then complained about debt. Their choice.
     
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  6. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Well that point flew way over your head...
     
  7. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Gold Belt

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    Your point was a cheap generalization.
     
  8. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    No it was a common case. There are plenty of people who make better choices and don't go looking for sympathy on twitter like a certain young lady in congress.
     
  9. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Gold Belt

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    A. She wasn't looking for sympathy, rather highlighting a problem.

    B. Your point is a generalization, nothing more, despite you simply backing your assertion with the further assertion of it being a common case.
     
  10. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    A. Her statement: "I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now."
    So the little bubblehead want a cookie for paying her bills. Bravo...

    B. Sometimes in life we have to put things into categories. I stand by the category I mentioned being fairly common.
     
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  11. Dr J

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    Certainly kids are told that college is a must for fields that actually require it—but suggesting that guidance counselors across the board tell kids to avoid trade schools or don’t even present them as an option is a gross exaggeration.

    Finger point all you’d like, but anyone who opts to go in debt to attend a private college (or even a state school for that matter) without even a halfway clear career plan shoulders most of the blame here.
     
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  12. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    The biggest problem IMO is they're telling people who don't like school that this is the magic bullet. Sorry but if you don't like to read and work out hard problems, you won't get anything out of it.

    Now you got some schools exceeding $70,000 a year taking bad students and rubber stamping them through easy degrees like psych or communications. I do feel bad for some of these kids because it really is a scam.
     
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    franklinstower Red Belt

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    Right. Everyone ought to be dirt poor in the richest country in the world.
     
  14. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    And where did you get this from?
     
  15. Dr J

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    I find it hard to pity anyone who opts to take out loans for a $70K/year tuition.
     
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    Because to you 20 grand means your making too much money.
     
  17. Hail to the Redskins

    Hail to the Redskins Black Belt

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    Lol she doesn’t have 19K in her bank account. That’s her student debt balance.
     
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  18. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Gold Belt

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    You failed to understand the point she was making, then. Also, categories and mere asserted generalizations are not the same thing.
     
  19. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Umm... no it doesn't. Where are you getting this from?
     
  20. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Well then please enlighten me. What was her point?
     

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