posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 05:08 AM
a reply to: PaladinRoden
Great post which tackles something also happening in the UK - where the cost of living is terrific. Had to laugh when an African immigrant who
desperately barged his way into europe without a penny or job prospect in sight said, he wouldn't come to the UK because we pay too much tax. It
still tickles me pink on one side and annoys me on the other side of the coin.
I do think that when people elect to give their time up and work very hard to get a decent qualification that the education should be free. It should
only be paid for if the qualified individual then elects to live in another country. Then the debt should be taken up because of no return from
paying for their education.
It makes me furious that in the UK the scots get free education to qualify so no debt whilst the english have to pay the full whack and can end up
with £40,000 or far more in debt. Who then can go to get the top jobs within the cities and afford to live because of no student fee debt -
certainly not the english graduates.
When I qualified the education was free, paying for university came in later and I never agreed with it, except for the universal student who never
works, just does course after course.
If the arms and defence budgets were put into government owned departments instead of private companies who charge what they want as the government is
held literally to ransom, we would all pay less into the pot and of course were our governments to concentrate on trade, health improvement,
education, quality of living standards and got everyone who wished it off the homeless sites and into decent housing, we would all enjoy a better
standard of living and our streets would be safer.
They could of course do a lot of this this by legalising the drug trade and benefitting from its tax income, but that would be something that required
common sense and not personal greed - we really do need change in a big way on both sides of the pond.