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jcitybone

orlbucfan

Somebody really needs to retire this senile, corrupt, rich b1tch!

Benny

Well, she doesn’t need it and neither do most of her constituents. It’s no wonder.

But as some bard said, “Something is rotten in Denmark.”

Paul ADK

I swear, she said she was going to retire after the last term.

jcitybone

jcitybone

Benny

I’ve never thought the money I get back from the government should be considered taxable income the following year.

jcitybone

orlbucfan

Pell grant recipients, huh? Way to go Byedone!💩

Benny

Actually, it makes more sense then you think.

Pell Grant recipients are from low-income families. (I was a Pell Grant recipient in college for this reason) But today’s Pell Grant amounts have not caught up with CPI to pay for all of tuition and fees. Even if it were enough, there’s housing and food, transportation costs etc. Thus, Pell grant recipients have to borrow funds to cover those costs. But Pell Grants were designed to cover mainly tuition, books, and a few extras for undergraduates; graduate students either hope to get scholarships, but more often than not, they have to borrow heavily, especially those in professional programs.

wi64

Housing is a big problem, as college slum lords charge over the top rents for places that are on the cusp of being condemned or worse.

Paul ADK

Ah, yes. Student housing, I remember it well.

Paul ADK

Thank you. It’s not those coming from privilege who need the most help, here.

Paul ADK

There are also those complaining who ‘saved their whole lives, and paid the bill for their kid’s college’. Yes, yes… it’s very nice and good for you that you were able to do that. It’s not the same as a modern student, emerging with a new degree, trying to find work from under an overwhelming pile of debt. This is exactly how the wealthy maintain their privilege despite lesser competence. When I went to school I was able to work my way through, and cover my basic living expenses with part time jobs. That’s not possible anymore, either. I know it’s been awhile, but we need to stop defaulting to the ‘me’, and start getting to the ‘we’.

jcitybone

Benny

wi64

The 🐢 already chimed in,
McConnell: “Biden student loan forgiveness a ‘wildly unfair redistribution’ of wealth”

No suprise as this didnt benefit the usual chumps that get the redistribution of wealth

jcitybone

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Paul ADK

That road just keeps getting darker and darker. Diabolical, this.

Benny

I’m disturbed but if the town decided to shut down the library, it means it doesn’t value its services. What’s the point of having a decent public library if all the trustees are harping on the library’s back about removal of books that offend religious right wing types.

orlbucfan

T and R, LD!! ☮️🙂👍 You and JD safe, sound, and dry?

orlbucfan

I was disappointed that Fried lost the governor’s D Primary here. Crist is a washed up bad joke. Deyou-know-what will chew him up and spit him out come November.💩💩🤮🤮 But my turkey skin old tail feathers are doing a happy dance.🙂🙂 I have, count them, 2 young Progressives to vote for in November!!👏👏👏👏 Anna Eskamani who ran unopposed in her FL House re-election race, and newcomer Matthew Frost. Frost is a young AA Progressive. He ran on the getting guns under control/ the Parkland HS murder spree issue. He also supports M4A and is up on climate chaos. He will win our U.S. House district. He beat a bunch of other candidates including old timers like Corrine Brown. Val Demings won the Senate primary-no surprise. Rubio is sweating bricks, too. Heh-heh-heh. So, it wasn’t too sickening down here even though the turnout was abysmal: less than 25% of eligible voters.

wi64

Tuesday wasnt all bad news for a change,but a long way to go.

Benny

I was pleased to see Rebekah Jones win her primary. However, can she win against a sex traffiker and predator?

jcitybone

New sticker from Bernie. Pushing for all gets you the most.

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Paul ADK

Public education is infrastructure. It needs to be as strong as we can make it. Anyone who can handle the load should receive an education. Period.

jcitybone

Benny

Looks like Biden finally got the memo about the midterms.

jcitybone

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Benny