Why would anyone feel as if they have a right to steal from me? Yes, socialists have that as the hallmark of their political philosophy and the younger generation are confident that they are entitled to -- everything (money for nothing, chicks for free [LINK to Dire Straits])
The Occupy Wall Street crowd typify what is wrong with America:
And my rant today focuses on people who make really dumb choices and feel as if the general public should band together and set things right financially for them.
The national policy to award student loans for people, who, based upon their educational decisions, can not possibly pay them back is WRONG. A friend of mine's brother was placed into this decision. The guy had been in a bad auto accident and it left him in a bad way. The lenders gave him a lot of money in student loans and the poor guy was one of those souls who had difficulty maintaining part time work. He was not destined to be a captain of industry or a rocket scientist. The accident took that potential from him. Yet still the loans flowed.
People don't have a RIGHT to money for nothing.
And they should be protected against themselves when we offer them massive debt for an education that is unlikely to help them repay it.