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Old 09-24-2010, 11:37 AM
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Many of my jobless friends are very happy that the age is being extended to 26--as its a nice buffer zone until they are able to get in their feet in this economy and go out on their own. That's about all I have to say about it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:45 AM
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At least I get to stay on my parents health insurance until I am 26
If obama wins a second term I'm sure he'll extend it to 52 yr. old!
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:50 AM
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Then they'll be equally happy unemployed too.

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Many of my jobless friends are very happy that the age is being extended to 26--as its a nice buffer zone until they are able to get in their feet in this economy and go out on their own. That's about all I have to say about it.
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Many of my jobless friends are very happy that the age is being extended to 26--as its a nice buffer zone until they are able to get in their feet in this economy and go out on their own. That's about all I have to say about it.
if they are unemployed and under 26, then why don't they join the military? free food, college loan payment programs, free board and health care. what more could they want, unless they are lazy bastards?
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:07 PM
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C'mon, that would be too patriotic. Besides many of the limp wristed could not hack making it in the military anyway.

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if they are unemployed and under 26, then why don't they join the military? free food, college loan payment programs, free board and health care. what more could they want, unless they are lazy bastards?
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:47 PM
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if they are unemployed and under 26, then why don't they join the military? free food, college loan payment programs, free board and health care. what more could they want, unless they are lazy bastards?
Is it an option? Sure, but not the only one. Most of my colleagues in grad school are there full time, leaving very little for a job but still challenging themselves and ultimately benefiting us by advancing our country in expertise, business, what have you (although those who are convinced the educated are ruining our country I guess this doesn't apply ). The schools offer healthcare plans but thats another expense to lump on top of student loans. If only it were as simple as "why don't these young whipper snappers just all join the military".... I have personally considered joining as an officer after grad school but they don't have much to offer in my area of expertise so finding something that fits is tough, but I know some of my colleagues are also considering this if possible. FWIW my school has one of the best naval ROTC programs in the country (2nd to USNA IIRC) and it is very popular, lots of bright students in the program.
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C'mon, that would be too patriotic. Besides many of the limp wristed could not hack making it in the military anyway.
sounds like the voice of experience.....
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if they are unemployed and under 26, then why don't they join the military? free food, college loan payment programs, free board and health care. what more could they want, unless they are lazy bastards?

Some, pursuing higher degrees, would still be in school. Others wish to do something with their life which does not have a military equivalent. Still others have no desire to be part of the military industrial complex. Although the military has many fine options and benefits for those who choose that path, it is not for everybody. Besides, if everybody went into the military, just imagine all the hand-wringing and belly-aching that true "military types" would do about the loss of their institution to the outsiders....

Not joining the military does not make you a lazy bastard, neither does joining mean you are not...
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Because if you are in college you can't afford it. There was a time when my wife and I were without insurance. Sure there was Student Services but if anything major happened we were SOL.
Maybe it depended on health insurance plans, but I was covered 20 years ago as long as I was a FT college student.
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Maybe it depended on health insurance plans, but I was covered 20 years ago as long as I was a FT college student.
They are required to offer plans to students who are not covered under their parents'. Most, if not all schools require every student to be insured. If a student cannot afford one of the school plans, a lot of times they will be eligible to be covered by student loans. It gets paid one way or another but still isn't cheap!
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SHAME ON US ASKING HOW SOMETHING FREE AS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT (ACCORDING TO OBAMA) IS GOING TO COST US MONEY......??
Obama said that health care is a constitutional right? Got a link for us?
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:36 PM
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if they are unemployed and under 26, then why don't they join the military? free food, college loan payment programs, free board and health care. what more could they want, unless they are lazy bastards?
That's funny.

Seriously, it is pretty tough for many 20-somethings to find a job with healthcare benefits and/or to pay for it themselves. At least they will remain covered if their parents have a family plan in place.
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So, an alternative plan for students is to increase government employment via the military. Isn't that an element of bigger government?
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:40 PM
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So, an alternative plan for students is to increase government employment via the military. Isn't that an element of bigger government?
More like welfare.
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More like welfare.
so, military service is like welfare? more prattle.....
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