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Monday, November 07, 2011

Sunset 308


Last Saturday night.

* I fully endorse this: Top 5 Reasons that Student Loans should be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy.

* For my one friend in Oklahoma: Housequake (uh, don't listen to that work).

Posted by Marie at November 7, 2011 8:50 PM


Beautiful sunset, Marie.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at November 7, 2011 10:02 PM

Re: the student loan stuff: This is one of the things that upsets me most about the whole anti-tax movement. Across the country, funding for higher education is being slashed and tuition is skyrocketing (think "skyrocketing" is an exaggeration: University of California tuition has more than doubled since 2005 and the Board of Regents is discussing a proposal this week to jack it up another 80 percent in the next five years). So: taxpayers in general are bearing a smaller and smaller share of the burden of supporting these engines of "job creation" and economic growth. Instead, those who go to school are paying what amounts to an exorbitant tax increase for the privilege of attending classes. Then, to pay for school, most are thrown into a situation where they must borrow money to pay this ever-increasing tax. What we haven't seen yet is the long-term effect: whether former students saddled with debt will be able to fulfill their ultimate role in our economy as consumers of homes, cars, etc.

Posted by: Dan Author Profile Page at November 10, 2011 10:14 AM

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