I keep getting requests to sigh petitions on facebook, in my email, on the damned street - and I will sign some but one I have been getting pounded with lately is to end or reduce student loan debt.
If the little morons and their parents would sent the idiots to trade school where they could learn something like plumbing or HVAC repair they wouldn’t have the student loan. Instead of competing for nonexistant office jobs, they could take any number of trade jobs [or even nursing in some states, my mum-in-law is head charge nurse in a physical rehab facility and they are chronically short of nurses]
I understand the whole push for improving your kids lives so they don’t have to dig ditches for a living, but christ on a fucking crutch, somebody has to dig the fucking ditches [or repair plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems, industrial kitchen equipment, cars, boats, bodies] and there is no dishonor in a manual job. Hell, have you seen what plumbers charge lately? I wish we would go to the German system of sorting kids into trade or university channels early in high school so a vast number of kids wont end up as what someone is describing as “Student Loans, the New Indentured Servitude” by someone who clearly doesn’t understand what true indentured servitude actually was historically. If I had kids, they would not be encouraged to go to college, they would be sent to trade schools. They may get dirty instead of sit behind a desk or holding a McJob, but they will work an honest days labor for their money and not start out life needing to pay back $100 000 or more for a useless education.
I am putting this in the pit to save everybody the trouble of starting a new thread.