Goverment Aid

United States
January 6, 2010 12:11pm CST
Do you think the government should give us more financial aid for struggling students and common workers? I mean lets face it they dished out billions of dollars to banks who dug themselves into a hole, but yet regular people are out there struggling to just survive or make something of their lives and they don't do anything about it. I mean come on. Federal aid to a regular student is only 3200 for the first year! That may cover a community college bill for half the year, but come on they need to do more. What do you think?
1 response
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jan 10
The last thing I want or need is something more from the government. The more they give, the more you pay for it in other ways, usualy in taxes or worse...loss of certain liberties. Nothing from the government comes with out strings of some sort, always remember that. "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is also big enough to take everything you have" ~Thomas Jefferson [i]"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress.... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America." [/i] ~James Madison
• United States
6 Jan 10
I agree on that front that we can't rely on the government fully, but why should our tax money go towards banks to bail them out for their bad business decisions. I think it would have been wiser to put the money towards better uses like giving it to the next generation of students who are going to run this country one day. Give them the opportunity to succeed rather than reward a failing bank who continues to make bad business decisions and reward their ceo's with fat bonuses. How have the banks helped us? I was regarding a few articles just a few weeks ago about how banks have yet to make those lower monthly mortgage payments permanent for those who are in trouble. The AMERICAN TAXPAYERS bailed them out yet they stick it to us anyway by not changing their ways just their requirements on who gets credit approved or not while the taxpayer still suffers in these tough economic times.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jan 10
I agree. If anyone tells you T.A.R.P. was anything but a power grab by the federal reserve aided by the treasury department in the creation of a fourth branch of government, they are either full of shytte or completely oblivious to the realities of that crooked pice of legislation.
• United States
7 Jan 10
Ya, really it was one of those you scratch our backs we'll scratch yours.