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McCaskill: Without Federal Government, Only Rich Would Go To College (Video)
All American Blogger ^ | 9/5/12 | Duane Lester

Posted on 09/05/2012 6:56:26 PM PDT by Bodhi1

Today Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Northwest Missouri State University to talk about student loans.

She started the talk off in spectacular fashion, telling the students if it wasn't for the benevolence of the Federal Government, only the rich would go to college:

[Video]

When she mentioned she's had three 17 year old sons but wouldn't loan them money, I had to laugh at of the irony of it. She wouldn't loan them her money, but she'll gladly loan them yours.

And let's not forget about the logical fallacy you just heard. It's a popular one for leftists:

What Claire posited was a false dilemma. Her premise is, either the federal government loans money to go to college, or only rich kids can afford it.

It refuses to take market forces into consideration.

I attempted to point this out...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill

1 posted on 09/05/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by Bodhi1
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To: Bodhi1

She is going to lose this election LOL


2 posted on 09/05/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Bodhi1

By “rich kids” I take it that she means those OWS retards.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 6:59:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Bodhi1

Well, when only the rich went to college, there was no such thing as african American studies. I could live with that.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Bodhi1

why must everyone go to college?? many work their way thru college


5 posted on 09/05/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
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To: Bodhi1
Without Federal intervention, college tuition would be more affordable.
6 posted on 09/05/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Bodhi1
She started the talk off in spectacular fashion, telling the students if it wasn't for the benevolence of the Federal Government, only the rich would go to college:

Well then, we had better get the economy going so those poor student wannabe's can become rich so they can go to college!

7 posted on 09/05/2012 7:02:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Chgogal

Exactly.

Federal intervention has pretty much ensured a lifetime of debt for the college-bound.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 7:04:12 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Bodhi1

The one thing that might save Todd Akin: His opponent might just be a bigger idiot than he is.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 7:05:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Chgogal

Yeah, funny about that. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in the late 70’s, maxing out on credits, after doing the first two years at a private college. Then I did grad school at the U of M as well.

What did I owe when I finished? Nothing. I paid as I went, working several part time jobs. I borrowed nothing. That was before the big fed intervention.

Hmmmmm. I wonder what the problem is now?


10 posted on 09/05/2012 7:09:20 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Bodhi1

This lady is determined to lose this race when it was handed to her on a silver platter, isn’t she?


11 posted on 09/05/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Bodhi1

That’s odd, I worked my way through a BA and an MBA with no federal help and no loans. I worked two jobs and lived in a slum for the BA. Did a bit better for the MBA but paid for it myself.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: lightman

As part of the Obamacare law, you can’t even choose your own lender anymore for the loans. It was nationalized.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Bodhi1

Corporate scholarships are an excellent alternative to tax dollars.

I dated a woman who was sponsored by Hershey foods and then did her internship with them as a sociologist developing marketing methods.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 7:15:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bodhi1

Untrue. Penn is picking up my student’s whole bill. Thank you private sector!! (That’s successful Americans to you, Mr President.)


15 posted on 09/05/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Bodhi1

“she mentioned she’s had three 17 year old sons but wouldn’t loan them money,...”

So typical of a big time liberal. First blame the rich (productive achievers, capital sources), say government does it better and then be sure the “benefit” you are in favor of is on someone else’s dime.

She is probably well off (as you can’t be a politician in D.C. for long without being cut into a lot of good deals), yet she is comfortable with her kids getting taxpayer funded college loans.

Also, the ready availability of cheap student loans allows colleges to keep on raising tuition instead of looking for cost savings in their budgets. Government intervention in any market situation makes the prices paid rise or out of sync with the product value.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Havisham
I could work a summer job and pay my way through University of Florida.

Not now

People want to know why the housing is really dead.

17 posted on 09/05/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: scooby321

Student Debt


18 posted on 09/05/2012 7:22:10 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Bodhi1

A business associate used to work for Claire as an accountant. He tells me she was real straight with the dollars and cents as an auditor.

Her sad performance is just more evidence that liberals find it too easy to adopt an alternative reality of their own design when it advances their ideological agenda.

Claire doesn’t care to recall just where the Federal Government got the money to be so generous with. In case of 40% of the dollars being spent in this fiscal year, those dollars come from the future because the money was borrowed, on Claire’s vote. She is a freeloader of the worse sort.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 7:22:14 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: RicocheT
Government intervention in any market situation makes the prices paid rise or out of sync with the product value.

Absolutely. Just look at your friendly neighborhood hospital for proof.

20 posted on 09/05/2012 7:22:35 PM PDT by Marathoner (Vote Romney 2012 to get rid of Obama. Vote Palin/West 2016 to finish the job.)
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To: Bodhi1

The Federal government caused the high price of college.
After WW2 college was relatively cheap (if you didn’t go to a prestigious ivy leage school.)
Along came government and student loans. Now you can borrow money to go to school. The schools now know that they can charge more, because the government will loan it to you, so tuition increases faster than anything else. You now need to borrow even more, so they can charge even more.
Now it’s 2012 and my daughter graduates with a degree in nurning and $82K in loans.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 7:25:57 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: Bodhi1

The Federal government caused the high price of college.
After WW2 college was relatively cheap (if you didn’t go to a prestigious ivy leage school.)
Along came government and student loans. Now you can borrow money to go to school. The schools now know that they can charge more, because the government will loan it to you, so tuition increases faster than anything else. You now need to borrow even more, so they can charge even more.
Now it’s 2012 and my daughter graduates with a degree in nursing and $82K in loans.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: scooby321

Akin is moving up in the polls. Race is neck and neck but republican voters in MO are starting to rally behind Todd Akin!


23 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Republican Wildcat

Could the same thing happen to Mitt Romney, too? Mitt can be his worst enemy.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Bodhi1

Without the Federal government, college would be a lot cheaper and we’d have more than enough money to pay for it.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Bodhi1

right now, only the broke graduate(sometimes)


26 posted on 09/05/2012 7:38:06 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bodhi1

THe next big crash will be student loans.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: BuffaloJack

Students Paying More and Getting Less, Study Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/16/us/16college.html

“the share of higher education budgets that goes to instruction has declined, while the portion spent on administrative costs has increased.”

(Sounds like every other Gov’t program.)

Maybe they could spend some of the millions in endowements they’re sitting on.

So when’s the congressional hearing on college ‘price gouging’ ?


28 posted on 09/05/2012 7:40:32 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bodhi1

McCaskill is a Moron.....

My Friend grew up on the poor side of town...worked small jobs, saved his money studied hard and went to UC Berkeley
He never got or asked for a single cent of help from anyone.
He even waited tables for the Rich Democrat Kids...ALL WHITE
who were there and teased Him for being sooo Low-class.
He did Fine and even is a Born again Christian, Republican,
He was not poisoned by Berkeleys Leftist Agenda.

Like all Democrats...They Have to Lie.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Bodhi1

College can easily be replaced by the videos of the Feynman lectures and some inexpensive local TA homework review sessions.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bodhi1

As one of those options not considered, given the state of American education, the rich would get their education elsewhere.


31 posted on 09/05/2012 7:57:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Bodhi1

We really blew it. We put money in a savings account for both our girls starting from birth and both graduated, one from Purdue and one from UC Santa Barbara without debt. We weren’t rich, just financially thrifty and felt it was a parents’ duty to do this for the children we brought into this world. They both supplimented what we provided with their own work.
Didn’t know we were supposed to pawn off parental responsibility to the gov’t.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 9:41:11 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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