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Government = Increased costs?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Sep 4, 2009.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought or two.

    A couple of the areas where prices have risen well above the inflation rate and caused the greatest debt load on users of those services are Higher Education and Medical Costs.

    Two areas where the government has intervened between the users and providers of the services are Higher Education (assorted grants, student loans etc,) and Medical procedures (Medicare, Medicaid etc.).Both started as low level government intervention and gradually grew into the behemoth it currently is.

    Could there possibly be a cause and effect relationship between the addition of "government" money and the raising costs? (Actually this is a rhetorical question.)

    Now that the Feds are into the mortgage, banking and auto industries, can we expect a similar much greater than inflation, increase in the costs for these services and products?
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Look what happened to tuition increases at state universities, with Uncle Sam's foot on the accelerator. With Uncle Sam's readily-available federal student loans assuring that "nobody will be denied an education," State universities can jack prices up with impunity.
     
  3. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    WSU isn't going to give their Dean a pay raise this year, he only makes $900,000!!

    So they are going to give him a perk, a driver when he needs to go somewhere!!

    No wonder my kids couldn't afford to go to college!
     
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