Community college report welcome

Community college report welcome

There are 33 comments on the GoErie.com story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Community college report welcome. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Area residents will learn more Friday morning about why northwestern Pennsylvania needs a community college.

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college pizzza boy

Erie, PA

#22 Apr 3, 2009
get on the erie times news pole today and vote no !!!!! we do not need more government wast. NOOOOOOO !!
CRANK

Erie, PA

#23 Apr 3, 2009
thissitesucks wrote:
With ignorant, uneducated attitudes like this, no wonder why the sh*tty city of Erie continues to go down the toilet.
More educated people = more taxpayers and less "welfare recipients" so people like "Tom" can stop whining and b*tching about their "tax dollars".
Everybody in this country benefits to one degree or another from the "taxpayer dollar". How do you think the police, fire fighters, social security etc get paid?
Will the last one leaving the bathroom, please flush the toilet!!!!!
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Where are the jobs? There aren't enough jobs to absorb the graduates of existing facilities now, so we need to generate more why? Well because it expands the welfare state of course. It isn't about education. Its about free or subsidized education. Isn't it?
thissitesucks

Ashburn, VA

#24 Apr 3, 2009
Isn't public school free and subsidized? Maybe we should get rid of that too! That'll really shrink the welfare state, lol!!
CRANK wrote:
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Where are the jobs? There aren't enough jobs to absorb the graduates of existing facilities now, so we need to generate more why? Well because it expands the welfare state of course. It isn't about education. Its about free or subsidized education. Isn't it?
Roy

AOL

#25 Apr 3, 2009
Why have another college? A separate community college cost the tax payers even more money. For those who can't afford college give them a scholarship to Behren or one of the technology colleges in the area.
CRANK

Erie, PA

#26 Apr 3, 2009
thissitesucks wrote:
Isn't public school free and subsidized? Maybe we should get rid of that too! That'll really shrink the welfare state, lol!!
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So apparently "free" elementary and secondary education isn't enough, we need "free" post secondary education too, paid for by those not using the service, like me who already paid to send my kids to college. So it is about expanding the welfare state, so you don't have to pay. Got it. You want even more of the benefits of my effort. Well, how about giving me the benefit of your effort. I'm tired of working.
Non-traditional student

United States

#28 Apr 3, 2009
John McCain supports community colleges. So why don't the rest of you nay-sayers fall in line like good little republicans and follow your leader.
thissitesucks

Ashburn, VA

#29 Apr 3, 2009
Community college isn't free, you dunce. Also, your "tax dollars" go to subsidize Stafford Loans and Pell Grants for students attending Gannon, Mercyhurst, PS Berhend, etc.

A community college gives people a more affordable option than taking out $20K in student loans (your tax dollars) to go to Gannon. Worse, damn near the same amount to go to those degree mills GLIT, TSBI and EBC.

From the tone of your posts, you need to take a community college course in "How To Extricate The Stick From My Arse 101".

Tee hee!
CRANK wrote:
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So apparently "free" elementary and secondary education isn't enough, we need "free" post secondary education too, paid for by those not using the service, like me who already paid to send my kids to college. So it is about expanding the welfare state, so you don't have to pay. Got it. You want even more of the benefits of my effort. Well, how about giving me the benefit of your effort. I'm tired of working.
The Angry Republican

Altoona, PA

#30 Apr 3, 2009
Land of Oz wrote:
Here is a concept that was mentioned to me recently. Instead of building this money sucking institution, why not offer INTEREST FREE loans to those families that qualifiy to attend anyone of the institutions mentioned above. The loan would not be due until 6 months after graduation. Now here is the interesting part....make each student sign a contract agreeing to REMAIN in Erie County for employment for atleast 2 years. This would help with new ideas, new technologies and the TAX BASE. Any employer in the county agreeing to hire one of these students would receive a tax break. Florida, California and Nevada have similiar plans. If the county wanted to help everyone with the taxdollars and gaming revenue, they would be looking at all ideas, not just their money sucking pit.
You are from the Land of Oz if you think you can force a person into staying in Erie (or anywhere) by making them sign a contract. This isn't a communist society (At least not yet).
Dale

Edinboro, PA

#32 Apr 4, 2009
The Community College study was commissioned by a group of people who had already decided that we needed another community college (despite the fact that we as taxpayers are still paying on the bills left by the previous ones).

The report recommendation was expected, even preordained.

What I find humorous is that the consultant had the nerve to stand up in front of the crowd yesterday and insist that this is the first Community College study his firm has ever undertaken.(response to the question, "how many times have you recommended *against* the establishment of a community college?")

The "Rethink Erie" website says in bold print: "The Clements Group, a nationally-known community college consultant, is conducting research on the region's workforce development needs..."

Well, which is it? They can't have it both ways. Bottom line-- the study was a farce from the beginning.
Chandu

Hudson, OH

#33 Apr 4, 2009
Rick Griffith is against it. That's good enough for me. The county shouldn't be competing with him on our dime and we don't need more public employees with pipelines to our pockets.
CRANK

Erie, PA

#34 Apr 6, 2009
Non-traditional student wrote:
John McCain supports community colleges. So why don't the rest of you nay-sayers fall in line like good little republicans and follow your leader.
Who told you John McCain was our leader? You dems keep telling me Rush is our leader. Make up your mind.
Chandu

Hudson, OH

#35 Apr 6, 2009
It's a race to the bottom, isn't it? Each GOP leader trying to out-dumb the other. Any thought process higher than mindless sneer is shot down by the choir.
CRANK wrote:
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Who told you John McCain was our leader? You dems keep telling me Rush is our leader. Make up your mind.
question

Erie, PA

#36 Apr 6, 2009
He recently asked county staff to consider a voluntary layoff because there's a lack of money.

So where in the world is he going to get the millions of dollars to build the college, and the million or so to operate it every year??

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