When I chose a path to work for myself and live where I choose, there were costs. I KNEW there would be no overtime pay, no minimum salary, no vacation, sick leave or workman's compensation. I knew it would take 10 years after college, with no house, no marriage, no kids, and only saving as much as I could as fast as I could. When I graduated from dental school at the age of 36, I did not owe anything nor have two nickels to rub together but I had gotten married. I had paid the price to be able to work for myself and live where I chose. It did not however guarantee me a certain income.
Now you think that Employers have more power. Well they have no more power than they ever had. Now you are not satisfied with the choice you made. Well you still have the same choice you had when you decided to work for a company. You just don't like the choice you made.
You also mentioned farm subsities. You evidently missed my post eliminating the Dept. of Agriculture. I don't like them any more than you do. Get rid of all of them and I would be happy. But there is no way one can compete when the government gives money to my competitors and not me. By the way, you can type in my name with "farm subsity" then I can tell you how the figures are not the truth.
"Little do those kids know what the consequences of doing so are. they can never take bankrupcy on the student loans, and they have no idea of the RISK in going to college." caryalsobrook
This is simply not true. You can in fact file chapter 7 bankruptcy on student loans. You just can't do for 10 years from your last payment or last deferrment. You will be in default and they will take any tax refund you might get, but bankruptcy is a possibility after a long wait. It also reflects negatively on your credit report as well while you are in default. After the bankruptcy, no problems at all. You cnnot, however, file bankruptcy on income taxes that you owe.
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