We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ouch - That makes the fall tuitions for my oldest three kids that I paid this morning hurt that much more. We pay those tuitions in cash - no loans and no "assistance". We sure aren't rich, in fact the hubby and I carpool and brown bag, but we do believe in paying our own way and not saddling our children with debt. They're biggest challenge has been finding someone to date that also is debt free.
2nd Amendment Mother
Ouch, back at ya! We have put five of our own through a B.A. Their advanced degrees were on their own. The difference in cost from the 1 - 5 was staggering! The teeny, tiny dorm room suddenly became a suite with it's own bathroom and rec rooms, and computer stalls. And a billion administrators ushering them through how to get more dollars. This is a disaster waiting to happen.