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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:48 AM
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TYT University: Student w/ Ron Paul Vs Federal Loans (like/dislike ratio swung by Paulbots)
Run time: 08:07
Posted on YouTube: October 25, 2011
By YouTube Member: tytuniversity
Views on YouTube: 2578
Posted on DU: October 27, 2011
By DU Member: alp227
Views on DU: 1151
A libertarian college student explains why she supports 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul's idea of ending federal student loans because she believes it will lower tuition rates. Ana Kasparian and Jayar Jackson discuss on TYT University.

Are students in Denmark better off? Watch:

The like/dislike ratio right now: 184 likes, 125 dislikes. Because a Ron Paul supporters' blog linked to it. So if you have a Youtube account please click Like. I also commented:

"y'know, this student submitted video only confirms my view that libertarianism is a cult and naive ideology attracting many young people who can't let go of their teenage rebellious attitudes on the empty promise "FREEDOM! REVOLUTION!" The challenge: What is ONE country in world history that had a prosperous economy on a libertarian free-market policy that people like Ron Paul advocate? ONE?

Oh, and ^&(* valley girl accents too."
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renegade000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:08 AM
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1. i've debated people on this issue as's very bizarre
Tried to cite facts and statistics about education in other industrialized countries (as well as the financial benefits of getting a college degree in the US... which does make up for the ridiculous cost over the course of one's lifetime) to counter many of their odd points about why college is so expensive.

I always end up scratching my head's not like federal loans make college dramatically cheaper, just slightly less ridiculous. Why should shaving a few thousand bucks off of the cost of college tip everyone into paying tens/hundreds of thousands of dollars?

The real reason for the demand I try to argue is, unlike in many European countries (where college is nearly free, but the amount of people with college degrees is equal to or less than the US) it's very hard to live a comfortable life here without have a college degree, since our social supports are so thin. You're roughly going to earn at least twice as much over the course of your life (and twice as likely to be employed at all) with a college degree in the US than without. That still means on balance the ridiculous costs are worth it.

And if you're going to complain about the federal government subsidizing loans, you might as well start yelling at all the parents that help pay for college...
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