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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:39 PM

So Rubio had 100K in student loans and "a few months ago paid them off"....

Wow. I borrowed 16K in grad school and it took me 20 years. My daughter may never finish paying hers off.

Let's hear more about how you did that, oh spewer of endless lies....

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NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 OP
OhioChick Feb 2013 #1
geomon666 Feb 2013 #2
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #3
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #4
spooky3 Feb 2013 #5
politicat Feb 2013 #6
spooky3 Feb 2013 #7

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:40 PM

1. He's full of shit n/t

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:41 PM

2. Probably used the GOP campaign funds

You know like he did before.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:41 PM

3. He probably used the state of Fl credit card they issue to ea representative. He got caught

 

once spending state credit card money on personal things. Such as car repaires.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:42 PM

4. It must be hard on his salary

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:00 PM

5. Can't you put together a "motivational speech"?

The RWers seem to have unlimited money for those. I'm sure with the proper sellout pitch, you could earn enough in speaking fees to pay them off.

How about a catchy phrase like "999"?

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:29 PM

6. Rubio would have been in DH's kindergarten class...

So there's actually a comparison here.

DH has a bachelor's and a MS in computer science, and did both in 7.5 years, which is about the same as a pre-law and a JD. DH also went to a state school, as an instate resident, as did Rubio. Their states are similar in economics and in costs of living.

DH's undergrad tuition was $2100 per semester, and $2800 per semester of grad school. Living expenses were around $6000 per year. (He either had roommates or lived in typical student digs, which sometimes sucked mightily.)

Math is: 8(2100) + 7(2800) + 7.5(6000) = $81,400

Now, DH had a) a partial tuition scholarship equal to about half of his annual tuition and b) served in the first Iraq adventure in the National Guard, so was eligible for the GI Bill, and c) did work study and d) was in CompSci, so had a grad school fellowship that paid his grad school tuition and thus came out with no debt. (I'm 5 years younger and had full scholarships, so my numbers are even less useful.)

My question for Rubio is WTF was he doing that he spent so much? Did he not rate a single scholarship? Did he never serve grub or scrub a floor or make calls for the development office? Why didn't he take the one weekend a month and two weeks a summer opportunity that the FNG offers? Florida had a program in place in the late 80s that gave every student who graduated in the top 20% of their high school class a full tuition scholarship to a state university. (Living expenses were the student's responsibility.) Why didn't Rubio take advantage of that? Or did he not qualify?

Seriously, if he racked up over $100K, that tells me he wasn't very good at managing his money -- and that tells me that I don't want him anywhere near our collective money.

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Response to politicat (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:40 PM

7. good questions - you ought to start your own thread with this and I hope

that some journalist will do some investigating.

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