The question now is, why? Most veterans are not college graduates nor posses a college degree, however, most veterans which serve six years or more have acquired the knowledge and overall schooling equivalent to a bachelors degree. Automatically, veterans are at a disadvantage against kids who have attended and graduated college, even though the veterans are far more skilled, disciplined and influential than the college graduates. So are veterans not getting hired because they do not posses a college degree? A good possibility, but I don't believe that is the real answer.
We are all aware of the anti-military liberal sentiments passed down from the 1960s generation which has become the mainstay of the progressive movement. It infiltrates all portions of our society, especially business. Although many companies claim to military friendly and prefer to hire veterans, I have yet to see it. The CEO and owners may well possibly be military friendly, however, the low-life blue-collar managers who posses the power to hire, ultimately do not like military veterans. Why?
Military veterans are disciplined, intelligent, diligent, punctual, hard-working, driven, respectful, and think outside the box. They are a threat to every incompetent, lazy, disrespectful employee throughout the business world. The veterans posses the potential to succeed and raise the standard for quality of life and work. A standard the other employees want but don't want to work for.
I'm very much against the "entitlement" mentality among the populace of the United States. If people want something, they need to work for it. Nothing is handed to them. However, I very much believe military veterans are entitled to a job, before civilians. Those veterans sign a blank check, made out to the United States, for a payment up to the cost of their own life. Veterans serve this country honorably, with pride and dignity. They work towards and accomplish what the rest of the people are afraid to do. For this, military veterans deserve much more than what they receive.
For those that truly believe in our Veterans, and all they have accomplished, I urge you to help them find a job, for they have earned that right. Do not put veterans on a pedestal, but treat them with the dignity and respect they have fought so hard for and earned.
Amen to that! Unfortunately, college has become a right of passage rather than an institute of higher learning that prepares students for the private sector. A big part of the problem stems from the fact that college has become decoupled from the marketplace because the customer is no longer the student.
Colleges and universities quickly realized that their REAL customer is Uncle Sam.
This explains why college tuition continues to rise at a rate higher than inflation and why there are so many humanity degrees that have almost no relation to the job market. If private lenders had to foot the bill, and not the American taxpayer, you can rest assured that we wouldn't be graduating students with degrees that have no correlation to gainful employment.
And schools which have a very low job placement rate would not be getting very many students because private lenders would refuse to risk their money if they knew in advance there was no chance of being repaid. What is the punishment today for schools that charge an enormous sum and then cannot place the students in jobs or the jobs they do land heavily indebted students into do not pay enough to service the loans?
Nothing. Why? Because we've paved the "college education" road with a lot of good intentions. There is a hue and cry whenever anyone suggests that the federal government should get out of financing education.
What will all of those poor students do if the American taxpayer isn't there to finance their four year vacation in college studying comparative literature? And what will all of those tenured humanities professors do if they're no longer being subsidized by the government? Well, if we pulled the plug on federally funded student loans prices would go down.
It's true lot of poorly run colleges would go out of business since they're living off government subsidies in the form of bad student loans. We have more outstanding student loan debt today than credit card debt! And a higher percentage of student loans are delinquent than credit card debt.
Those colleges that survive would then have to offer their courses at prices a student can afford. And if they want private lenders to cover the costs they would have to illustrate how those students are going to getting paying jobs to eventually repay their loans.
Imagine that! A college education being correlated to a real job! You would think one of the economists at the University of Chicago would have suggested such a system by now. ;-)
When Uncle Sam lends money there are no questions asked -- except that you have a pulse. If a student wants to study comparative literature I don't have a problem with it, so long as it's their money at risk. When it's ultimately taxpayers paying for that education in the form of defaulted student loans then we have a right to complain.
And it's not just the student's fault, although they should know better -- but they're 18 and have no idea what they want to do with their life. I fault the federal government for handing teenagers loans that will effect them for decades with no questions asked. That's what happens when the government gets involved in private enterprise -- a lot of money is lost under the banner of something we all think is a good things, in this case "education".
A far better solution is to eliminate all federal funding and let an 18 year old student explain to a local banker how their art history degree is worth $80,000. And that local banker can explain to the student that based on their economic analysis they qualify for $5,000 for an art history degree, unless they want to personally save up for twenty years and pay for it themselves with their tips from Sonic, but if they want $80,000 they can study engineering or medicine provided they have the aptitude.
The best thing that could happen to higher education is for principles of supply and demand between the marketplace and the students to take over -- rather than the schism that is created when the supply is TAX PAYER MONEY (in the form of federal student loans) and the demand are students willing to spend it.
It's like that commercial, "Who doesn't want 50% more money?" Except it's worse."Who wants to take a 4 year tax payer funded vacation at a college of their choosing and a major of their choosing?"
That's a ridiculous system and politicians are too caught up in their education talking points to open their blind eyes and see the truth about higher education.
The only way to save higher education is for Uncle Sam to stop handing out taxpayer dollars to teenagers who are being bilked by the colleges who have no incentive to look out for the students best interests.
The colleges are looking out for themselves by ratcheting up the price and seeing if Uncle Sam blinks. And so far there doesn't appear to be a tipping point to Uncle Sam's largesse when it comes to college loans.
College has become one of the best funded government scams in U.S. history. If it wasn't for the real estate implosion, also funded by Uncle Sam, it would be #1.
P.S. I am advocate for higher education and I realize that many people reading this have a college degree (as do I) ... but we need to separate our desire for people to become educated and the system we have in place that funds it -- since U.S.taxpayer are ultimately on the hook for hundreds of billions in bad student loans because politicians thought Uncle Sam should be overseeing it.
The decision making process of liberals is based solely on emotion, rather decisions based on how they feel at that particular time. That particular process stemming from the social movement of the "hippie" generation of the 1960s. From that time, it has progressed into modern day progressive mentality.
Conservative decision making process is based more on logic than emotion. Not to say emotion is not involved in the decisions, but logic comes first and then conservatives decide how they feel about the conclusion they reached.
Regarding the previous statements, both sides of the political spectrum know best how to run the country and people's lives. That is the nature of the democratic republic in which presides over the country. Now to explain my original claim.
Liberals know whats best for citizens in the country by regulating every portion of their life because liberals believe they know what is in the best interest of everyone's lives. Logically, it doesn't make any sense, for liberals do not know you or I exist, so how can they know whats best for us? They can't.
Conservatives know whats best for the citizens in this country by staying out of people's lives. Only you individually know what is best for you and your family. Logically, this makes sense for we only do what is in our best interest and cannot know what is best for anyone else.
Therefore, since conservatives do their best to stay out of the lives of individuals, they believe in individual freedoms given to us by God and protected by our Constitution. Unfortunately, liberals will not know freedom and liberty if it jumped up and bit them in the ass.
I realize this isn't the best post I have written, however, I really don't know any other way to explain the basically mentality of liberals and conservatives regarding their logic.
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