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This is capped from the comments of a Wall Street Journal article,"College Debt Hits Well-Off: Upper-Middle-Income Households See Biggest Jumps in Student Loan Burden".  The article mentions, in part, children of higher-income households attending tier-two universities, and even community colleges, to save money.

Complete and total cluelessness.  You don't have to be insightful to receive a large paycheck.

Amanda Frye: ...Part of the problem is the entitlement mentality that is so pervasive in society. Wish the government would extend the tax credits for tuition past the $180,000 income level. Also a break on Capital Gains tax for tuition money would be helpful too.

James Erwin: You're kidding, right? The pervasive entitlement mentality is part of the problem.  However, "may I have a tax cut to help pay for my children's tuition, please?"

Amanda Frye: ...Entitlement I don't think so especially when you pay top tuition for two children one at an Ivy and another at a top private college....


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Aug. 12th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the second response from James.
Aug. 24th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Should have said something like, "While I wish tuition tax credits were extended past the $180,000 mark, I feel very blessed and fortunate to be able to send my kids to college at top tier schools. May middle-income families are unable to do this, so I support the President's attempt to level the playing field."

Unless of course you don't believe in leveling the playing field... in which case this is a different discussion altogether.
Aug. 24th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Undoubtedly, but given what she wrote about "good productive citizens who are America's future" in the context of sending her kids to Ivys, I don't think she really believes in leveling the playing field.
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