Monday, December 16, 2019

Strong, Independent "Girl Boss" Needs Student Loan Bail Out

This is a bit old, but I cannot emphasize enough just how deluded some young women are about English words.

"Strong" and "independent" are words that have meaning.  And then if you act parasitic and stupid, demanding bailouts for your mistakes, you CANNOT be "strong" and "independent" as you are the antithesis of that.

But to call yourselves a "girl boss" or act as if you're a leader when you're nothing but a privileged panhandler playing make believe adult, I can't even begin to describe the stratosphereic levels of stupid and self-delusion some of these girls have.

It's as if they live in a world where there is no reality.  There is no cost or consequence to stupid decisions.  That they can literally call for stealing other people's money to bail them out, consider themselves independent, AND THEN STILL THINK THEY'RE "A BOSS."

I'm really sorry for you Millennial boys.  I really am.  It's one thing they've convinced these girls marriage and family is toxic.  But they've made them insane and no longer tethered to the real world.

Enjoy the show.


Sam said...

She still doesn't get it. Her thesis is basically that the government can pay her (and millions like her) $1200 a month for the next 14 years and that the money is basically free. As in, money is just squishy numbers that don't really matter. Nobody will pay for it. She argues that at 18 she shouldn't have been allowed to make important financial decisions. She's right. But I see no evidence that that isn't still true at 31.

Anonymous said...

My nephew is 25 and has been doing roofing work for a number of years. He makes very good money and has a skill that is always in demand. He also gets to take a couple of months off in the winter. He has told me that he would in no way ever get married as the girls his age have major emotional problems.
Not your typical millenial, but then his dad is not the typical boomer.

Chemist said...

How would this magical boost to the economy be any different than if the feds just gave $5k to each of the roughly 300 million Americans?

sassed1 2many said...

Some professors at some universities did some studies with some political policy people and determined canceling all of the $1.5+ trillion in student loan debt would not hurt anybody, not even a fly.. but would indeed help everybody, especially the children?

Joe in PNG said...

Hey Millennial Feminist!
Rosie the Riveter called, and wants you to stop using her image.

Seriously, notice how the more "empowered" modern women get, the less empowered they are? Jackie Cochran and Pancho Barnes would kick their butts.

CBMTTek said...

OK, so, let's count up the red flags...

1. No mention of what her degree is in. Maybe I missed it. But, still. No mention of whether her degree is in hyphenated-American studies, or something with some actual economic value.
2. She selected her college because "she fell in love with it." Not because it is a prestigious school known for excellence in her chosen field (whatever that is) or because of certain professors that were well known. No, she thought the campus was pretty.
3. She "allowed" her parents to cosign the loans. Errr.... wait..... what? If I asked my dad to co-sign a loan for a sandwich he would have told me to go pound sand.
4. "I’m not exactly sure why I was allowed to blindly launch myself into that much debt at such a young age."
Uhhh.... I am. The bank held almost zero risk for the loan. If you did not pay, your co-signers (parents) would be forced to. Oh, and if they defaulted, the government had the bank's back.
5. You could not figure out what kind of debt you were taking on? Hmmm.... at the ripe old age of 18, I thought $35,000 was a ridiculous amount of money. Thinking that I would be able to pay off a $35K loan was beyond my comprehension. That was like mortgage level. AND, she was incurring that level of debt (not including housing) every year. Four years of college, times $35,000 a year is not a terribly difficult math problem there honey.
6. And, what the F! is wrong with her moron parents? With "her consent" her parents co-signed for the loans. That tells me they were actually pushing for her to go to this college. I guess they "loved it" as well.
7. "I ignored my debt..."
Seriously, I do not have the words....
8. Oh, she wants to work for a non-profit... Well, that tells me what kind of degree she got.

Look. Want to actually fix the student loan problem, stop treating them like some kind of entitlement, and start treating them like small business loans.
Banker: "What's your business all about? No... sorry, I am not convinced you are going to make any money at that. No loan for you."
Banker: "What degree are you taking up? Comparative religions? Per my research, there are zero jobs in that field. No loan for you."

Will some bad loans get through? Yeah. Will self serving loan officers fixated on the commission more than making banks money screw up the situation? Yeah. But, will we get rid of stupid morons making their inability to demonstrate a few seconds of forethough to shut the F up? Yeah.

David said...

My favorite part of this article is the fact that she claims that 18 year olds shouldn't be making financial decisions.

Yet at 18, she is old enough to vote, drive a car AND serve time in big girl jail if she breaks the law.

Between her and her parents who co-signed the loans, they totally fucked up their finances borrowing money to pay tuition to attend a private college. Her parents failed to teach her basic finances.

If you claim financial ignorance and don't know what a loan is, then don't claim to be intelligent and educated.

DocVinny said...

This makes my head explode. When I finished residency my medical school debt with capitalized interest, totaled $237,000. Yeah. A LOT of money. Guess what? My earning part power went up by a factor of three. I pay my student loans, with real money, on time. It's one fuck of a lot more than, as the article says, "A luxury car payment". I still, after paying my loans, making substantially more than I would have made without going to need med school.

What did the author study at the private college she fell in love with? If whatever it was only qualified her to make peanuts at an advertising agency, she should have chosen better.

Sorry, not sorry.. And I seriously am not for canceling her debt or getting stuck as a tax payer paying it for her. When it comes time for that wedding she's complaining she can't afford? Be creative and frugal. If you can't, and are complaining you can't afford the dream wedding you always dreamed of? Great, shows you haven't learned a damn thing.

Enjoy the decline.

Anonymous said...

First of all, her parents did her a horrible dis-service by co-signing for her. They should be on the hook for her debt, not every other tax-payer in the country.

Furthermore, she obviously didn't learn how to write during her time at that nice private school she chose: "...blissfully unaware of what lied ahead." Really? "What lied ahead"? Her editors must have attended the same private school.

BlogDog said...

Come for the stupidity, stay for the illiteracy. “What lied ahead” - indeed. Your future will be filled with lies.

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