“I am 21 years old.
My parents worked tirelessly to send my 3 brothers and I through private schooling while grossing under 100k annually, combined.
I got good grades in high school and attend NoName U as a history education major.
I chose to take out student loans knowing I’d face high interest rates from private loan companies.
I have a 3.89 GPA as a senior and receive zero government aid while others at this institution are barely passing with the help of a government handout.
None of that matters though, because I chose the condition I’m in.
I don’t want a handout because what’s the fun in having something given to you? I thrive for the challenge of making something of myself. Many a “big businessman” started as the little guy.
When I graduate I’ll face nearly $60,000 in student loans and a dismal job market for education majors.
IF I get employed I’ll be underpaid and underappreciated, but I don’t care.
I revel in the success I earn for myself.
These are the decisions I’ve made and I’ll stand by them and pay my debts.
Because at the end of the day I’ll be happy with who I’ve become through hard work and perseverance.
I have two loving parents who support me and 3 older brothers who encourage me to achieve my dreams.
I am thankful for everything I have.
I AM THE 53%!”
Must really be a bummer to be a Republican kid in this position cause instead of the usual “You’re all idiots!” the only thing you can really say is “I’m an idiot!”
“I chose to take out student loans knowing I’d face high interest rates from private loan companies.
I have a 3.89 GPA as a senior and receive zero government aid while others at this institution are barely passing with the help of a government handout.”
So, basically, College Republican here decided that even though he QUALIFIES for federal student loans with lower interest rates, he wanted to take out PRIVATE LOANS with higher interest rates instead, because…? Have fun with those bootstraps, Brantley.
Wait… under 100k annually? Oh, you poor boy, this changes EVERYTHING. I am truly sorry that you had to grow up under such impoverished conditions. You and your brothers were probably the only ones in your classes to not wake up to a new Benz each on your 16th birthdays, I can’t even imagine :( I hope you at least had mittens in the winter—did your parents have to buy them at a thrift store? I hope not. My local grocery store has a sale on Banquet frozen dinners for 88 cents right now, if your parents are still going hungry. My heart goes out to your poor family.
PEOPLE. THE 99% ARE NOT ASKING FOR HANDOUTS. being unhappy with certain aspects of your society does not mean that you’re ungrateful for the good stuff. and it’s self righteousness like this that’s holding our entire generation back. do we WANT this reality? hell no, that’s why we’re trying to change it, so you 53%ers get back to your 43634869439 jobs and holier-than-thou club meetings so we can actually get productive shit done. you’re the ones whining about paying income taxes, well boo fucking hoo, try choosing between health insurance and the heating bill.
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