The Value of Being Poor…. (video & text)

Forgive college loans?

Other than my friends driving new cars, provided by their parents, I found little difference in being rich or poor as a child, a high schooler, or a college student.  Even back in the early sixties, when I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, there were lots of ways to pay your way through college.  Admittedly, working three jobs while going to school was a rough row to hoe, but it still kept me out of trouble and each job: tending bar, working in the graphic production department of the college producing posters and flyers, and working for the city water department locating valves in city streets, taught me something…mostly about working with other people.  Later I became a draftsman (I was an architecture major) and worked both for a local architect and a developer.  My wife, on the other hand, got a college loan which she also repaid in full.  Now, our president wants the country to pay for the education of college students by forgiving their loans…or does he?  Obama, with already a great preponderance of the vote of young people, in my opinion, is “buying” the votes of youth just as he’s buying the votes of those on welfare and unemployment.  It’s unhealthy, immoral, and worse, it’s destructive to the mores of young people, who already seem to think the world owes them merely because their mothers and fathers copulated.  And it’s contributing to the failure of our economic system.

Forgive college loans?

 

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