State stiffs universities, tuition go...

State stiffs universities, tuition goes up

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Sun-Times story from Oct 18, 2011, titled State stiffs universities, tuition goes up. In it, Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

Illinois' nine public universities are owed more than half a billion dollars by the state, part of an ongoing debt that contributes to rising tuition, spending cuts and increasing class sizes on some campuses.

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#1 Nov 1, 2011
does the state have any money to pay any of its bills?

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Since: Sep 06

Lakeland, Florida, USA, Earth!

#2 Nov 29, 2011
kelly-belly wrote:
does the state have any money to pay any of its bills?
Yes -- the colleges made do in the 1950's and did NOT stiff the student.

Sign THIS petition to help me solve this problem: http://wh.gov/jU8

If it get 150 signatures before it expires, it becomes permanently archived in the Whitehouse website like this one:

: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions #!/petition/promote-enforce-te aching-evolution-over-creation ism/H4HkDs0B It was created Sept 24, 2011, well over a month ago, but since it reached over 150 siggy's it is imortalised and still listed on The Whitehouse website -- So, what's the point?

THIS other petition that did NOT get 150 signatures in 30 days was deleted: http://wh.gov/24m -- it simply said that her petition was expired -- Who KNOWS what it was?

So, what's the bottom line?

ANSWER: If my petition, http://wh.gov/jU8 can get 150 signatures before the month elapses, then TWO things happens:

#1 -- Of course, it can become searchable in the database, so when someone puts in a key word like 'education' or 'college' or 'economy' or 'budget,' my petition pops up & getting signatures is not so much of a pain (where I beg, plead, and finagle my friends here to sign)-- but here's the main thing you need to know:

#2 -- My petition will become immortal -- much like the Evolution/Creation petition above -- even AFTER it 'expires,' it will *remain* on the Whitehouse website AND (get this!) still be eligible to receive signatures --just not 'official' where the Whitehouse *has* to respond --so, unless you can think of a better use of your time right now, then stop complaining, stop moaning, and stop groaning ,and SIGN MY PETETION TO OBAMA: http://wh.gov/jU8

Conservatives such as myself, are incensed with the obscenely high tax placed on students (tuition is legally a tax, as it flows to the government, State Universities in most cases)

Liberals are *also* on our side, as they don't like being stepped on by 'The Man'

Note: I'm conservative, so I'm not asking for 100%-total forgiveness of student debt (e.g I don't wanna free handout)--but just basic things like standard consumer protections for student debt that even credit card users have.
Please sign my petition on The Whitehouse website so I can get the 150 signatures in time to save it:

http://wh.gov/jU8

For further information, or, if you forget the link, log on to:
www.GordonWatts.com
or
www.GordonWayneWatts.com
Realist

Irvine, CA

#3 Nov 30, 2011
But the professors and admin got their raises and perks.....
bill

Chanhassen, MN

#4 Nov 30, 2011
Realist wrote:
But the professors and admin got their raises and perks.....
That's all that matters right?

“www.GordonWayneW atts.com !”

Since: Sep 06

Lakeland, Florida, USA, Earth!

#5 Nov 30, 2011
Realist wrote:
But the professors and admin got their raises and perks.....
yeah, but all that will come to a crashing halt -- IF you sign my petition & help me get to 150 signatures to preserve it forever in the Whitehouse archives --students EVERYWHERE will thank you!!-- don't believe me?

** Major Update: re The Petition process in general -- look at THIS 'expired' petition: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions #!/petition/promote-enforce-te aching-evolution-over-creation ism/H4HkDs0B It was created Sept 24, 2011, well over a month ago, but since it reached over 150 siggy's it is imortalised and still listed on The Whitehouse website -- So, what's the point?

THIS other petition that did NOT get 150 signatures in 30 days was deleted: http://wh.gov/24m -- it simply said that her petition was expired -- Who KNOWS what it was?

So, what's the bottom line?

ANSWER: If my petition, http://wh.gov/jU8 can get 150 signatures before the month elapses, then TWO things happens:

#1 -- Of course, it can become searchable in the database, so when someone puts in a key word like 'education' or 'college' or 'economy' or 'budget,' my petition pops up & getting signatures is not so much of a pain (where I beg, plead, and finagle my friends here to sign)-- but here's the main thing you need to know:

#2 -- My petition will become immortal -- much like the Evolution/Creation petition above -- even AFTER it 'expires,' it will *remain* on the Whitehouse website AND (get this!) still be eligible to receive signatures --just not 'official' where the Whitehouse *has* to respond --so, unless you can think of a better use of your time right now, then stop complaining, stop moaning, and stop groaning ,and SIGN MY PETETION TO OBAMA: http://wh.gov/jU8

Conservatives such as myself, are incensed with the obscenely high tax placed on students (tuition is legally a tax, as it flows to the government, State Universities in most cases)

Liberals are *also* on our side, as they don't like being stepped on by 'The Man'

Note: I'm conservative, so I'm not asking for 100%-total forgiveness of student debt (e.g I don't wanna free handout)--but just basic things like standard consumer protections for student debt that even credit card users have.
Please sign my petition on The Whitehouse website so I can get the 150 signatures in time to save it:

http://wh.gov/jU8

For further information, or, if you forget the link, log on to:
www.GordonWatts.com
or
www.GordonWayneWatts.com

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