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Post by shadowrage » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:28 am

well we recently pass a bill making the government being the only ones to give us student loans in a couple of years so don't worry!
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Post by Ander » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:16 pm

shadowrage wrote:well we recently pass a bill making the government being the only ones to give us student loans in a couple of years so don't worry!
Whatever they're giving schools, it's clearly not enough! :P

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Post by Croakker » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:27 pm

Atelo wrote:Canada too. Although you can get student loans from the banks as well, they're still pretty low interest.
I have about 104k in student loans. I think my interest rate (from the US gov't) is about 2.4%.
It's a 30 year repayment plan.
I've paid off my private loans, they ranged from 5% up to 11%, depending on the lender.

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Post by Atelo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:59 am

*Warning* Tax rant.

Canada's new HST goes in this thread. I think I mentioned it somewhere else, however I have some updated figures.

This new tax has basically massively increases our cost of living. Rough estimates so far put my increased cost of living at well over $1000 per year. My monthly bills (electricity, natural gas and internet) have gone up $350 per year alone. New things are taxed all over the place that weren't before and I can't even begin to estimate the increased costs on general purchases. Groceries are up from $200 for 3 weeks to $240, an increase of $680 per year by itself. For someone making lots of money this probably doesn't affect them noticeably, however I don't make lots of money. My current budget has a surplus of $100 per month, which you can imagine will be completely eaten up by the tax increases and probably put me in a deficit.

The government claims this tax will save corporations money and in turn, corporations will pass those savings on to the consumer with more competitive pricing and jobs. The only problem is, when has a corporation ever passed their savings on to anyone other than their stock holders and executive bonuses??? Whoever thought this one up should be shot.

This is corporate mentality:
First quarter we made $100 million
Second quarter we made $80 million... OMG ABANDON SHIP, FIRE 10,000 workers! We aren't making money anymore!
Third quarter we made $100 million again.. whew. Our executives almost didn't get their $20 million bonuses.
Forth quarter we made $110 million. Woot. Let's not hire anyone new and increase executive bonuses to $30 mil.

At no point in there do they lower prices due to increased profits. Ugh.

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Post by Chardo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:12 am

Kinda a scam/ Legal trap

In the states they sell you alcohol at a gas stations...kinda promoting drinking in driving? If its not related why don't they also sell guns at the airport?

Que the banjo please...Listen i'm a gun supporting fool but I've seen to many drunk drivers kill people. Sorry if I sound like a redneck!
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Post by Zamphir » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:58 am

in Connecticut you cant selll gas and beer at the same store anymore.... technically you can i guesss but you need a seperate enterance and register for the booze.... effectivly making it so you cant selll beer at a store that also sells gas..

its different in every state

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Post by Ander » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:24 pm

Chardo wrote:Kinda a scam/ Legal trap

In the states they sell you alcohol at a gas stations...kinda promoting drinking in driving? If its not related why don't they also sell guns at the airport?

Que the banjo please...Listen i'm a gun supporting fool but I've seen to many drunk drivers kill people. Sorry if I sound like a redneck!
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Post by Astarra » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:33 pm

Zamphir wrote:in Connecticut you cant selll gas and beer at the same store anymore.... technically you can i guesss but you need a seperate enterance and register for the booze.... effectivly making it so you cant selll beer at a store that also sells gas..

its different in every state

I know this from having grown up in CT, even though you may not buy beer in a gas station anymore, many private gas station owners do go into business with liquor store in leasing or selling a part of their property to them in order for them to build..thus sharing the same parking lot together....ahhh, thumbs up for making life convenient for the driving drunks of the world.

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