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“The broad appeal of the movement was illustrated by one passer-by who stopped to listen to the discussion. ‘I married someone who had student loan debt, so by default that’s become part of my life now,’ said David Solomon, wearing a button-down shirt and rain coat. Solomon, a 27-year-old who works in tech support and lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, said he and his wife met at New York University where they both went for undergrad. His tuition was paid for, but his wife took out student loans to pay for school. They currently pay about $400 a month in loan fees on her $150,000 in debut because they had worked out some deferments, but he said that will rise to approximately $1,100 a month by September 2012. ‘She had been interested in getting a house and we looked at the numbers,’ said Solomon. ‘But that’s just not going to happen — not anytime soon at least.’ Solomon indicated he wasn’t ready to take to the streets just yet, but he believes the “Occupy” protest has seized upon an issue that has not been taken seriously, despite the adverse impact it is having on so many lives.”
What a giant pile of excrement! Let’s look at it shovel by shovel, or bad decision by bad decision.
Bad Decision #1 (Mr. Solomon): You “CHOSE” to marry a girl that was $150,000 in debt! Did you forget the whole for richer or poorer part? I really hope she is cute.
Bad Decision #2 (Mrs. Solomon): You “CHOSE” to go to NYU which you obviously could not afford. You could have chosen Junior, State, or Beauty College.
Bad Decision #3 (Mrs. Solomon): You “CHOSE” to finance the NYU education that you could not afford through student loans.
Bad Decision #4 (Mrs. Solomon): You apparently “CHOSE” a major that would not afford you a career that would enable you to easily repay your student loans, or if you did, you “CHOSE” not to pursue that career. (My money’s on Art History.)
One question: WHY ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS COUPLE’S POOR DECISIONS? Guess what? I CHOOSE not to bail these people out.
“Oh but Sahib, you are being so heartless and cruel!” GOOD! It’s called tough love. Maybe they will impart the lessons they learned on their mush-brained little darlings when they have them.
Of course if our Dear Leader has his way, we’ll just add these people to the leech gravy train. The train is getting heavier and heavier and the mules are getting bled dry.
Editorial note: the MSNBC article was written by a Ms. Petra Cahill, Senior MSNBC News Editor. Many potentially useful pieces of information were glaringly absent from her story.