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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Well, there will be their "free" education.
But wait, who will end up paying for it? "looks in purse"
Oh yeah, me. Yet again.
originally posted by: Tman2135
a reply to: Darkmadness
I worked in light-industrial staffing for almost 10 years. I can tell you for sure that jobs are available. Any person who is not working, has a clean criminal record and can pass a drug test just needs to go to one of their local temp services and often times they can be offered a job sometimes that day (I know because I did this a lot).
I agree with you that Unionized labor is going away, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm also not saying that there are "millions" of trades jobs available, but consider this, it's not terribly difficult (not easy however) to set up your own business if you pay your dues and work for a tradesman for a while first.
I was between jobs for about 2 months over the summer and worked for a local painter. The guy I worked for was so frustrated that he couldn't get anyone reliable to work for him. He would hire young Americans and they wouldn't show up for work, no-call/no-show. I experienced the same thing doing temp staffing. Americans, especially young people (not all of them of course) were largely unreliable while immigrants were always reliable and hardworking with few exceptions.
originally posted by: Tman2135
a reply to: rickymouse
This is exactly right. It is the entire point of our debt-based economic system, control of huge swaths of people by a teeny-tiny echelon at the top.
I'm not railing against the 1% but the Cabal puppet masters that really pull the strings.
Debt does not work. I am praying to hear that the global debt jubilee happens and we get the reset that so much of the alternate media is talking about.
To expand on another point you made, people used to be proud to go into the trades and do honest work. I am in a professional industry but have worked blue-collar jobs and always got way more satisfaction putting in a day of hard work than I have at a desk.
Sadly, we've conditioned the majority of young people to think that those honest jobs are "beneath" them and they don't pursue them.
originally posted by: Darkmadness
a reply to: eluryh22
Why don't you go into debt for tens of thousands of dollars only to find jobs making 32k a year.
Then pay obamacare, then pay rising rent cost, then pay rising food cost, then pay your student loan.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: bknapple32
Dilutes the pot?
How would a completely free University education dilute the pot? That sounds like a decidedly right wing, econofascist thing to say. Care to clarify EXACTLY what you meant by that?
Because it seems to me, that the only way you could have said anything that even gets MISHEARD like that, is if you genuinely thought only those who can pay for information deserve to receive it, despite the FACT that those who work hardest for, and with what they have in the entire breadth of capitalist economies on the earth, are the poorest.
It leads to a feeling of entitlement when someone pushes a pencil, or now a computer key, and does not have to do physical labor.