Actual a large number of all middle class people do use things like pell grants, unemployment insurance, and social security.
Uh, yeah, that's exactly the problem. We have too many Americans that want hand-outs and goodies from the nanny state.
Let's take these one by one.
1.) Pell Grants - The reason why college costs are astronomical is because student loans are plentiful. Colleges and universities jack up the rates
as a result. If everyone had to actually pay out-of-pocket, college costs would plummet.
Most colleges and universities have a heavy leftist ideological bent. Most students would be better off going to vocational school and learning a
trade. Taxpayers shouldn't be funding political ideologies rammed down the throats of young minds.
As a result of the aggressive marketing of student loan programs by the government, you know have millions of students with astronomical student debt
loads and no real job prospects.
2.) Unemployment Insurance - This should be designed as a temporary stop-gap measure. Instead, we now have millions of unemployed people that have
been receiving Unemployment benefits well beyond the maturity date. Some people won't take jobs that are "beneath them", as a result.
It would make more sense to let people keep more of their hard-earned money in their wallet, instead of giving it over to the government.
Better yet, require a mandatory savings account that cannot be touched - similar to a 401(k) plan - where people are required to put, say 5% of their
income into an Unemployment Savings Account. Money goes in tax-free, and then if you get laid off, you are entitled to draw from the account. At 65,
any funds remaining are yours to keep.
Instead, right now, we have a government-run Unemployment Insurance program that takes from the employed, and gives to the unemployed. This is true
redistribution of wealth. If it were truly insurance, you could buy Unemployment Insurance on the open market among any number of insurance
3.) Social Security? Bankrupt. Most people my age will never see a dime of the tens of thousands of dollars that were stolen from them in the form
of Social Security deductions from their paychecks. It's yet another example of a failed government program.
SS benefits should be privatized like a 401(k) plan, and run by the private sector and not some government bureaucrat.
Even if people think the government shouldn't fund these programs, it will just shift the cost of these programs. For example, if your kid no longer
gets a $1000 pell grant and your tax goes down by 100.00, under this guys plan you will be 900 poorer.
No, it just means that your kid won't get indoctrinated by a left-leaning professor who will indoctrinate your child into socialist ideology. And,
the taxpayer saves money to boot. It's a win-win.
Instead, your child will go to vocational or technical school, learn a valuable trade, or take up an apprenticeship, and become a productive member of
society. In his or her spare time, they can take classes in "liberalism" at their own expense.
For all of the kids we send to college nowadays, we sure don't have an educated populace as a result. Colleges and universities are notorious
breeding grounds for drugs, alcohol, premarital sex, parties, and the like. It's basically Animal House with a few classes thrown in for kicks.
Perhaps, the fact you're rich maybe effects how you view this plan?
No, my personal financial situation has no relevance to this thread. Whether I was rich or poor would not matter. The bottom line is that our
country has become a nanny state, and it needs to stop before we head towards bankruptcy. The endless spending has to stop.
Dear Cookiemonster, Thanks for the information about federal grants. I just applied for one. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your
care and concern for your fellow citizen Your Friend, Speckle
Care and concern? Sounds like Communism and Socialism. No thanks.
I much prefer the rugged individualism philosophy of our Founding Fathers. As you continue to dip into the pig trough, I am sure you feel no guilt or
shame whatsoever. That's the issue.
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