Who’s Struggling Now?

28 Sep
American citizens (along with other international students) can now attend all German universities…for free! And that’s because the last German state to charge university tuition has eliminated those fees! Wow! How do they do it? College for free? And for foreigners too? Didn’t we go to war with this country… and win… 70 years ago? Shouldn’t we be charging them money to go to our universities? And so much so that school is free for all of us Americans? You know, like that wall Donald trump wants to build and make the Mexicans pay for.
So what gives? Why is Germany being so nice to us and how can they afford it? Apparently most German statesmen and stateswomen believe that tuition fees are unjust and that they discourage young people, who do not have a traditional academic family background, from taking up study. Gee, In the Unites States that’s the whole point of higher education isn’t it?… To separate the haves from their money while also separating them from the have-nots, who don’t have any money to be separated from in the first place.
The Germans also believe that It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard that is free of charge. For goodness sake where did they get these ideas? In the U.S. the core task of politics is to raise the interest rate on student loans while making sure that those loans are exempt from bankruptcy filings guaranteeing that America’s young students will be in debt to financial institutions for all time…and so far to the tune of over 1 trillion dollars!
And get this! Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, typical semester fees were around $630 and German students could also count on discounts for food, clothing, events, and inexpensive or even free transportation to and from school…Come to think of it we used to do that here in the states too, back in the 70s. I remember that because I was there! But then we got wise and realized that marketing to students, teenagers and even little kids is tremendously lucrative, especially when they have to borrow all of their money from adults! It was like taking candy from babies! or, er, well, selling candy to babies! And today we are all proud to say that the average student loan debt in the U.S. is now almost 30 thousand dollars…with a bullet!
Silly Germans! What are they thinking? Have they gone socialist on us…in just 70 years? We sure didn’t indoctrinate those folks very well did we? They never learned anything about free enterprise and unfettered capitalism! Now they are just giving valuable educations… to their children…for free?! And they want to include our children as well!!
Ach, du lieber! Mein Kampf! When they ask your children what language they’d like to study in high School, make sure you tell them to say, German! Duh, I mean Deutsch! And forget that college savings plan. Just start booking those tickets now! This is America, remember?! By next year a ticket from here to Germany will probably cost $100,000!!! One way!

5 Responses to “Who’s Struggling Now?”

  1. J.R.Goldrich September 28, 2015 at 4:37 am #

    Definitely posting this one on my personal Facebook page! Once again, Bravo!

  2. ranu802 September 28, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Wow, this is interesting! The Germans must have some ulterior motive up their sleeves, they couldn’t conquer the world by weapons, so they will try to achieve their goal by free tuition to all. Who wants to pay thousands in tuition fees if it’s free to study in Germany?Why not attract them all without fighting? This is their way of attracting the brains or the cream of the crop from all over the world. This is their way of gaining the upper hand,folks, what do you think? This is what I can read between the lines. 🙂

  3. sheenmeem September 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    How do they do it and why?

  4. avwalters September 29, 2015 at 2:28 am #

    For centuries, when Paris was the center of culture and education, tuition was free to all. Most of our medical schools were started by Americans who learned in Paris. Free education is a solid commitment to the future. Vote for Bernie.

  5. drshyamalavatsa October 3, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    I was so astonished that I thought you might be making it up! I googled it and found this:
    http://www.topuniversities.com/forum/studying-abroad-general-discussion/free-tuition-universities-germany-cost-living-visa-application-admission-deadline
    Everybody is clamouring to go there, wow! It makes sense for kids to take Deutsch as second language if it’s going to save their parents thousands of dollars.

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