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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:11 AM

Steal some hubcaps and go to jail...

Steal a country's future and you get a slap on the wrist.

Make no mistake about it, what happened over the last fifteen or so years with rewarding speculation at the expense of prudence and diligence has been sucking the soul right out of our country.

People are in a daze, wondering what to do, being bombarded with mixed messages about the future while staring in the abysmal situation that lies ahead.

Seriously, if I was in college right now with a ton of relentless loan payments facing me, I don't know what I would do.

When I went to college, I borrowed about five thousand dollars for all four years. I was able to start paying while still in schools and had paid it all off in three years.

Back then, in the not so distant past, you could work your way through college.

Now, well, the costs are so high...

I think they are so high because there is no real supply and demand equation. Think about it. You sign a paper when you are a teenager promising to pay back money years down the road...

There is a tremendous disconnect between the true cost of education and the price tag that is offered when you sign on the dotted line.

People go to school with high expectations for the future. That clouds your thinking. It has too.

Anyway, I started off thinking about kids in the inner city being warehoused in jails while other people are committing crimes a million times more detrimental to the country and they whine and whine and whine like little kids sent to their room.

Only the kids being sent to their room are receiving at least some punishment.

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CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #1
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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:19 AM

1. Those that have, get the slap on the wrist...

The inner city kids don't have. So they get warehoused in the jails, where they hone their craft.

It is, apparently, the way things go. At least in our country...

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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:31 AM

2. True. Thanks for the post.

It's not that I am vindictive by nature. It's that it is somehow unfair that we send people to jail for shoplifting, which is clearly antisocial behavior and rightfully illegal, but do not equally send them to jail for tricking people in the fine print on a contract. And it is done more often than anyone realizes.

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