reply to post by ExPostFacto
my husband was trained as a machinist through an apprenticeship program, he was paid for his labor while training...
I think of the programs worked that way, as you became more skilled the better pay you got, but you were paid...
welfare, at least in ny, at one time was staffed by the welfare recipients. they exchanged their welfare for a job, and were trained to do that
now, well, you need a college degree for just about any job within the social service sector, and as a result, the taxpayer is paying about $20,000 or
so a head...
now days, if you believe what you hear from the talking heads on tv, you're gonna need a college education if you want a job that will pay enough to
support yourself and maybe a small family!!! but, well, those welfare recipeints did a pretty good job in the 70's, without a degree, and there's
many jobs out there that one would be insane to think that a degree was needed!! (although, some of those jobs still will require a degree for some
reason), it's all just trying to inflate the bubble, get more into the schools, signing on the dotted line and building up a ton of debt, they
don't care if it ever gets paid probably, because they are profiting from your debt on the sidelines, buying and selling the securities connected
with that debt!
but well, someone who is starting out in life straddled to a student loan debt is gonna require more money when it comes to the paycheck than someone
who doesn't have that debt, in the end, I think it's gonna inflate the cost of everything, since the wages will have to go up for these people to
pay it off....
or, we could see another bubble burst!!!