Here is mine. I would like to see colleges give a detailed cost for each thing that they do for people to warrant the enormous cost to the students. and that includes the amount that the college pays the teacher all the way down to the paper clips. I would bet that the total cost would be far less than what they charge per accumulated students cost for one year. after the cost of a building has been paid and for the land, then that should NOT be factored in except for maintenance. what do you want to talk about.
Agree with you regarding college. I worked my way though and the program service fees (which mainly went to extra curricular activities on the campus) are more than my car note and as a night student I received nothing for this bloated fee.
I believe this reason is a big part of inflation in this country. It is great to make a great profit but there is profit then there is outright robbery . If we could get detailed cost ....we would raise our voices against the injustices.
I'd like to talk about intrusive government. As a caregiver of my parent I am appalled at what big brother has done to seniors healthcare. Secondary insurance policies (my Mom's is nearly 500 monthly) on top of what she pays for medicare are now changed into supplemental by big brother (BUT COST THE SAME), also, all of her prescriptions have to be approved under the new rules and as of today I'm on the 10th or so hour of sitting on the phone trying to get this all straightened out on top of the 3 hours I spent New Years Day.
REALLY....... grrrr Also, have to update her MD's, pharmacies, rehab, etc. with the changes and make sure she will still be accepted and find out what limitations she will have there. Can't wait to see what comes next with Obamacare. Thanks Nanny state.
For me,,,, I do NOT trust ANYTHING Obama does. But I do believe he is NOTHING BUT A LOW CLASS PUPPET to someone else. Someone else is the string puller and I agree with you about our government. I will no doubt be going through the same thing at some time soon. I hope that you keep us informed on any areas of advice that you would like to give.
What I want to change is the voting and political process in the US. our government is getting corrupt because to get voted in, you need money, so the true people who power this country no longer have a voice. Elections should be held from a public fund, where there is no 'out spending' anyone else. The commercials of who did what to who need to be removed from TV, and we should get pamplets about a candidates principles, background, and what he wants to do as our official.
Will I get what I want?
No, because the US government is full of money hungry, power crazed idiots that have no clue what its like to actually live under the laws they pass.
Taking away a great deal of the influence of the power elite could give better candidates a fighting chance. Here is a quote from a news article I read this morning regarding influence peddling, power, and misuse of our tax monies by the elite:
"Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, said the best and the brightest now come to Washington because they see Washington as a Tammany Hall that will allow them to get rich off of influence peddling. He noted that Washington D.C. runs the equivalent of a $4 trillion private equity fund every year and essentially doles out 25% of the country's wealth to those who are connected."
In the UK, there are strict legal limits on how much a candidate can spend on their campaign, which is directly related to the number of voters in that particular constituency. Although the UK system has plenty of flaws of its own, spending limits are not one of them.
I couldn't agree with you more. I also take issue with the fact that the US govt continues to pay all past presidents until they die (it's around a quarter of a million dollars a year), and after the president dies the ex-First Lady receives money until her death.
Friend, if u observe historically, education was largely a social service where pupils could give anything in return to their masters.Masters too were not businessmen ,they accepted every grant happily & gave their best to train their pupil about every aspect of life. Today education is a business deal largely & high fees is charged to educate pupils & that too not complete, only in parts.Profit making is the motto today & everything comes next.There may be some exceptions but they r negligible. This should change ofcourse.Education is not the prerogative of someone who is rich & can pay.Talent is not dependent on wealth & the institutions should recognize that.There r some services which ought to be cheap if not free to all. I completely support u Teddy....!
Thanks R.S. I don't know how old you are but by the way you talk, it sounds like you have been on this world for hundreds of years lol. Patient, Caring, Very Educated . Glad to call you my friend. I would bet you play chess really well.
Personnel costs are the single biggest overhead in any organization, and in the case of universities many academics are more interested in advancing their careers than in providing a decent educational experience for their students, even though they are on grossly inflated salaries that they do little or nothing to earn.
In Australia we have to vote otherwise we are fined by the government so I would like it so we are not penalised in any way for not voting. At the moment we even have to vote for candidates we don’t even like, that sounds a little like a dictatorship to me!!!
You can always do what I do in the UK: once I'm in the voting booth, I write on my ballot paper "I couldn't find anyone on this list who didn't make me want to throw up". As someone who has been a candidate in local elections, I know that all candidates have to see "spoiled ballots" to agree that they are indeed spoiled. If enough people did what I have suggested, some candidates might begin to get the message.
That's a hard one Teddy. I am in a position to name and shame some of the worst offenders, but as my wife is a university academic who has already suffered at the hands of some utter scumbags, I've promised not to do so until she has left her current post.
Teddy, I wouldn’t mind going into parliament with an automatic & a few grenades because that’s the only way I know how to fix it, we would be far better off without these spoilt brats running the show. I’ve watched parliament question time & they all act like spoilt brats bickering & jeering at each other & these are the people running the show in our country!!!!
Dennis, we have what is called a donkey vote, if you don’t properly cast a vote it is still classed as a vote & it will go to the present serving member &/or party. If in this country we didn’t have to vote by the sounds of it not many would but of course that still wouldn’t get rid of the spoilt brats. We use to have working class people in parliament but now it’s mostly silver spooners or someone with a useless degree of some sort who couldn’t get a proper job anywhere else.
I have never known anyone from Australia, so this is very new information to me and I must say I find it quite disturbing! For some time now I have thought that the US voting system was corrupt being that we still have an electoral college (in my opinion, mass media and education made the electoral college obsolete) and we have to choose between 2 candidates that are just 2 halves of the same broken system. When the 13 original colonies decided to revolt against the British rule, our cry was "No taxation without representation!" and yet here we are with the majority of the population being poorly represented or not represented at all, as in the middle class and those under the poverty line. It's disheartening, to say the least, to have candidates who represent the smallest percentage of the population on the ballot. But at least I have the option to not vote for someone that I don't agree with! I can't imagine being forced to choose the lesser of 2 evils. Does the government at least make up for lost wages or declare a civil holiday on election day?
Mathew, that is seriously undemocratic. Everyone should have the right to cast their vote the way they think. Is it called a "donkey vote" because the donkey is the logo of the Democratic Party in the US (which is also undemocratic)? Or is it simply that your politicians are donkeys? I would be being polite if I described British politicians as donkeys.
I don't know how this goes for the rest of the US or internationally, but I think that everyone of any age should have the option of a free high school equivalency test/classes. At this point and time (in my area anyway) there are very few jobs available to people who never received a high school diploma or equivalency. And the jobs that are available are generally very low wages and almost never full time. And being that the GED test is rather pricey, it is very difficult for an adult who is trying to be independent to support themselves and pay for this test. And being that the govt is willing to give Pell grants to qualifying people to go to college, why not have a grant to help people get their GED so that they have a chance to get a job with hope for advancement. The GED test is significantly less expensive than community colleges and is in less demand. So why is there no program for this? Just saying...
Jane, no to your questions…… Also if someone is out of the country for some reason they still have to vote otherwise they are fined.
Dennis, no I think we are the donkeys for putting up with such rot; we are a too easy going people like “she’ll be right mate”. You can complain to whoever you want but nothing is ever done because they have us by the short’n’culry as both of our major parties are painted with the same brush, in other words it doesn’t matter who gets in they will tow the line & totally ignore any rebuttal against such an undemocratic system because it’s this undemocratic system that serves them so well.
Teddy my favourite sparring partner whom I respect greatly…….I was a member of a party out here for a very short time, a very weak moment for me, & you couldn’t question to any extent part policy, “this is the decision from the party bosses wrong or right this is it & you’re going to support it no matter what”. Of course you could imagine my reaction but I was sort of diplomatic in my response, well as diplomatic as I can be after such a dictatorial statement.
There’s been independent candidates that wanted to change this sort of dictatorial behaviour & a lot of other dictatorial values within the whole of the political regime but of course they were dealt with in various ways.
We really are just too easy going & we deserve what we get which is a dictatorship.
I don't know buddy but I think that you no doubt did well and justly in your standing up for your beliefs and I respect that. to bad you haven't ran for office. Keep standing my friend and things will work out and if they don't, it won't be because you didn't try. Thanks Mat