Things you just don't get - Page 438
Ah, yeah, you're probably right.
This just triggered a thought though. This loan forgiveness is like the tax credit on Prius: a tax break for middle classed liberals. I mean, what type of college educated person is most likely to work for 10 or more years in government or the non-profit field?
I get that liberals might be more likely to work in an NGO, but government work seems like it would appeal (or fail to appeal) to both liberals and conservatives alike. The three state department folks I know all lean right (clearly a statistically significant sample).
Well, let's just look at that little happening at the IRS and extrapolate from there what political leanings might tend to be....
Just sniping back, Piob.
Even if I do make it 10 years, I'm not an idiot so I don't have absurd amounts of debt that would be forgiven. There'd be some, but nothing like what we're talking about here.
To be honest, I like government work, and government in general interests me. For me, it's a choice to stay on this side of things.
That said, I'm not as certain I'll spend the rest of my career in government as I once was. My new path has opened my eyes to some non-government opportunities that might come up down the line, and there might be some chances to go private sector while still working in policy/government.
Also, as we're going anecdotal, I worked for the state Dept. of Health Services for about 18 months after my first grad degree. Everyone was so leftwing it hurt my head.
Now the professors, on the other hand... Holy moly, you wanna talk about left?
I looked into BWI, but I'll be staying in Alexandria and probably won't bother renting a car. I'm heading up for my brother's wedding, and everything is supposed to be happening close enough together that it won't warrant renting a car. My understanding, and I'm definitely willing to be told otherwise by folks who know better, is that this would make BWI impractical and not worth the savings.
Forgot about BWI then. Reagan is in Alexandria, so I would fly into there unless it is prohibitively expensive. Reagan is also a much more pleasant (or maybe less unpleasant) airport experience than Dulles.
Each evening we pretty much put all of the garbage we need to take out the next day by the door. In the morning 99% of the time I leave before she does and I take as much as I can hold bearing in mind I have a briefcase, sometimes umbrella and whatnot. Sometimes there will be very little left such as a bottle of wine. It burns me the fuck up when I come home from work and that one bottle is still sitting there. I mean, what the fuck? Take it down. I choose my battles wisely though...