Nope, I'm a greedy SOB. Which goes to why were you stupid enough to give me money. Actually we did donate some to our favorite charities.
I wish. I sent extra payments to my lawyer instead, who definitely doesn't need it more than I do (custody-related legal fees courtesy of my ex). At least he's a decent guy. Maybe he'll donate some of it.
Does anybody else think the stimulus proposals are getting out of hand? I mean, you (and by you I mean the federal government) just can't keep doling out cash to people. Especially people who are working. The cost is mind-boggling. Give real money to people who have lost jobs, increase unemployment payouts etc. But just giving money to people is sort of insane in my mind. The extra money is nice, but the reality is many of us continued to work and get paid. Use the money to increase vaccine supply and distribution, but handing it out like candy just doesn't make that much sense to me.
And I'm not saying there aren't income problems in this country. But $1,400 is not going to solve those problems. But hey, it feels good in the moment right?
We donated some of the last one to Planned Parenthood and our synagogue, and also used it to support local businesses.
if you, as a taxpayer, decide to give that money away, then there should be something on next year's tax forms that allows you to deduct the money from your taxable income and provide a receipt that it went to a non profit
Massive fire there early this morning.I did see that Krispy Kreme on one of my runs and thought about taking a couple dollars with me so I could stop and get a couple donuts and eat them while I went the final few blocks back to the hotel but decided against it since I didn't think anybody wanted to be in line next to a sweaty gross runner. I did make a couple trips to Mary Mac's across the street from there though (not while in running gear). I told my wife I would move to ATL just to be able to have chicken from there every day.
Massive fire there early this morning.
Cellphone videos showed flames shooting into the sky above the doughnut shop, which was purchased by NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal in 2016.www.ajc.com
Well, back to politics....
I know there was talk of Trump starting a new party, now there are 120 anti-Trump Republicans looking to start a new party with a conservative foundation. It will be interesting to see how that shakes out and who all becomes part of it, IF it becomes reality. I don't think it will, but you never know.
I also think that it will be a substantial hit to the current Republican party and is further evidence on the fracturing of the GOP.
I think 2022 will be the real proof. In Ohio, Josh Mendel is running for Portman's seat and he made a HUGE deal about the impeachment and how he was going to follow the Trump policies, etc. If he wins the primary over more what I call in Ohio "Kasich Republicans", I think you know that there will be a split sooner than later. I think if they manage to tamp him down and more center right Republicans win the primary, than they have a chance.If I've learned anything from anti-Trump republicans over the last 4 years, it's to not expect them to actually do anything about their anti-Trumpiness.
I don't see the official forming of a new party, splintered off from the mainstream GOP, happening anytime soon. Maybe anti-Trump members in the House will form some sort of official caucus (a Congressional Member Organization) like the Tuesday Group or the Republican Main Street Partnership, but besides being vocal about something, do caucuses have any actual power? Unless they've got many votes and are willing to actually vote in a bloc, the answer is a resounding "No."
Good catch... my badMandel
This spelling distinction is very important.
This is pedantic, but it's 'democratic'....the democrat position on this?
This is pedantic, but it's 'democratic'.
As for your full question...I'm good with $10,000 forgiveness and free CC educations.
I look back on the leg up my dad received in NYS in the 1960s when he received a free undergraduate degree from the SUNY at Buffalo. This surely gave him a great head start having grownup blue collar, lower income inner-city Buffalo.
Yeah I'm good with the 10K too. People enter into these loans knowing what is involved. Now I am ALL in favor of figuring out a much cleaner path to forgiveness for certain careers and also for a much easier ability to restructure and refinance student loans. That makes perfect sense to me. But it's a little difficult for me to feel overly compassionate for someone who racked up over 100K in debt obtaining a PhD in French literature. And the reality is most of that is money the feds fronted for these students. We have a lot of needs in this country and not getting paid back trillions will have an impact.
I am glad to see the tide slowly shifting in that people are starting to understand and accept that not everyone has to go to college in order to earn very decent wages. Vocational and other technical training is becoming more and more skilled but that doesn't mean that they need to take English Lit and Art Appreciation.
I don't disagree, but I wonder if they will actually be able to get it done.As a person with a ton of student loan debt I'll take all I can get, but that's the selfish part of me. Otherwise I'll stick with plan A which is get that 10 year public service payoff. I like the free community college thing and 10k assistance will go pretty far for a lot of people.
I was just told that Rush Limbaugh passed away. Years ago that my dad mentioned the ratings for his show were more than double any other political talk radio show back when Clinton was President.
Given is views and history with Talk Radio, what are your thoughts on this. Do you think he had an impact on American politics?
In Fall 1979-Spring 1980, my Father's tuition as a Freshman at New York University was $3200 for the academic year, adjusted for Inflation, that is about $10,750 in 2020 dollars. He paid his own books and incremental fees from working as a Bank Teller that previous summer, and my Nonno, who was a Airline Safety Inspector for the FAA, paid the rest. Nonno Tony brought home about $35,000 per year in 1979 dollars, about 117,000 today. My father completed his 4 years without financial aid. Today, one academic year at NYU will run you about $54,880. Without financial aid, there would be no way my Father would be able to afford NYU if he were born 40 years later and came from a similar economic background.As someone who was broke all throughout the 1980s because I had always paid my own tuition, I am not in favor of complete forgiveness. It's going to have to be paid for somehow and no one should be let completely off the hook. I paid my way, so should they.
I am in favor of partial forgiveness, plus a really low interest rate. That's what I've heard is the real problem. All lot of these student loans are outsourced to private companies who charge up to 6%. It should be no more than 1% or 2% or so to cover loan servicing fees and there needs to be a department in the federal government that will oversee it all, and to take down the predatory lenders.
The guys wife also got fired too... and she had nothing to do with it. What are your thoughts? Should she be held accountable for her husbands actions?Was the A$$H@T of the day but
Texas mayor who wrote 'only the strong will survive' amid deadly winter storm says he has resignedThe post was made as millions in Texas were without power following a winter storm. Tim Boyd later said he spoke as a citizen, not as the mayor.www.usatoday.com
The guys wife also got fired too... and she had nothing to do with it. What are your thoughts? Should she be held accountable for her husbands actions?
I can't imagine why the wife got fired. Could there maybe be some other reason, apart from her being married to a douchebag?The guys wife also got fired too... and she had nothing to do with it. What are your thoughts? Should she be held accountable for her husbands actions?
I can't imagine why the wife got fired. Could there maybe be some other reason, apart from her being married to a douchebag?