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Initial post: Jun 8, 2012 6:21:13 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
Be honest, did you vote for Obama in part because Sara Palin seemed like a fast train to crazy town?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:23:25 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
Nope.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:23:53 PM PDT
DEEZUS says:
No...but it helped to solidify my vote.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 6:32:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012 6:32:24 PM PDT
C. Scanlon says:
yes, GEorge Zimmerman is guilty of murder and must be locked up for life before he kills again

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:35:03 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2012 6:36:53 PM PDT
C. Scanlon says:
no kidding

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:38:14 PM PDT
Katrina says:
... like a fast train to crazy town?
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I voted for him because he was for renewable energy, a national health plan for all, and making higher education more accessable.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 6:46:09 PM PDT
No, I liked what he had to say about healthcare, energy and education. Oh, sorry, Katrina! I guess that I just should have said that I agreed with you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:54:07 PM PDT
Katrina says:
Haha. Well, besides the issues, he has a great smile and seems very charming. He strikes me as the kind of guy that could meet with these foreign Leaders, and charm their socks off. You want that in a President.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:56:51 PM PDT
Tailback says:
How are you old friend? I am with you...Palin had nothing to do with my vote either. However, the recognition of a serious need for change did.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:57:14 PM PDT
LOL! Yes, that you do. He needs to be an amiable gentleman to be able to handle the diplomatic aspects of the job.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:02:37 PM PDT
Katrina says:
It seems to be a no-brainer to swap out the auto fleet to something other than refined gasoline. I heard 2 Companies were starting to retrofit gas stations with natural gas lanes. Maybe the 'Pickens Plan' will take hold without Government help?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:10:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012 7:10:54 PM PDT
MisterTee says:
Long time no C, good friend !

Obama got my vote because he's intelligent, thoughtful, articulate, inspirational and seemed to have similar values to my own.

He hasn't governed *nearly* as progressive as I would have liked, but he has been facing a ridiculous, frenzied level of opposition. A group that does not reason, makes up ridiculous outright lies and repeats them ad nauseum, fights every point fanatically - even minor points - often to the detriment of the country itself.

That said, I am no longer convinced that he is a progressive at all. He's pretty much a right-leaning moderate, much to my chagrin.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:13:14 PM PDT
That would be nice! We can only hope so!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:17:23 PM PDT
C. Scanlon says:
he took the safest course possible for a first term
remember JFK's

that's why they killed him near the end of it; they knew what awaited in a second

but Obama is now alive
and ready to rock in his second

anyway, he's no W, ok?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:25:43 PM PDT
Katrina says:
The 'Student Loan' racket is appalling. Once these youngsters sign on the dotted line, they're indebted for life. It's not like a Mortgage you can walk away from. The Federal Government is the 'collection agency', you can't escape the IRS.

It's like the old people are eating their young!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:29:40 PM PDT
Well, that's pretty sad when even the POTUS has only just paid off his loans less than 10 years ago. It's terrible! I'm dreading when it is my son's turn to go to University. UGH!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 12:55:09 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
<anyway, he's no W, ok?>

You can say that again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 1:18:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 1:20:08 AM PDT
Intrepid says:
I don't understand. The schools set the rates. The banks could lend but often do not based on risk. So if the government does back the loan and enables the education we taxpayers guarantee the loan to be repaid. How is collection to ensure we do not get left holding that bill a bad thing. We are all of us taking a risk that a student will graduate and pay us back.

The only caveat is that the students taking out $200,000 loans for undergrad alone may be naive and not a little foolish thinking someone will magically pay them enough for a BS or BA or bsBA.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 1:20:23 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
Yeah, I don't get the controversy either.

Market interest rates are 3 percent or lower... and somehow student loans are too low ?

Huh ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 1:33:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 1:34:32 AM PDT
Intrepid says:
Rates rise based on risk of default. As more students default their group credit un-worthiness goes very high.

Part of the fault is private universities offering education at a cost that probably is unrealistic for most students. The fact there are increasingly so many who regret afterwards is not because of lack of value as much as lack of ability to remotely afford such value. We balk at paying much more than x for the price of a car but become unrealistic dreamers when it comes to >4x for an undergrad degree for the kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 1:35:18 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
<As more students default their group credit un-worthiness goes very high>

Do you suppose there's some relationship to interest rates ?

LOL !

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 2:25:00 AM PDT
Intrepid says:
More to how much principle they owe. Clearly there are more who may miss a payment unemployeed if the outstanding loan is $200000 vs $10000. Because more would not be able to beg their relatives or live cheaply enough when there are too many zero's. Unless they finish with a degree that virtually promises employment in a job at $40000+ (nursing, physical therapy, and geological engineering come to mind) the person with $200k debt will hurt. Some who majored simply because they loved their major may feel very unloved.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:18:46 AM PDT
Katrina says:
18-20 is not the 'brightest' years. Dangling the 'you could be a rocket scientist' in front of them seems cruel when there's not that many 'rocket scientist' jobs out there.

Awakening into 'reality' is one thing. Waking up to a lifetime of debt is another. Seems a little chickenschitt to saddle the young like this.

I'd prefer something less draconian.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:26:24 AM PDT
lowbo says:
Although momma grizzly is nuttier than a costco size vessel o' the salty mixed ones,

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