Last time I checked, to get a job as a doctor you had to go to college and medical school, but hey you're the critical thinker.
I happen to know a number of unemployed people with a college education - Bill Gates didn't graduate and he's one of the richest men in the world - so much for the correlation between education and income.
You need to do some work on your critical thinking if you can't discern between making your money work for you and paying for college. I got a hair cut today, big investment in myself, now the new customers I meet with see my well groomed hair and be more likely to do business with me. I might have to buy a new suit, what's the deduction for that? I like your critical thinking ways when can your convince Obama to have you view of investments written into the tax code?
BTW, you're no one special, if I don't hire you because YOU INVESTED in your education, I'll hire someone else. Your education might qualify you for a job, but there are likely 1000 others just as qualified so don't over value yourself because you went to college. Lots of people, including myself went to college - the paper isn't worth as much as it was in the 80's
A guy that mows lawns for a living likely didn't INVEST in his college education, but his company profits from him and his experience too.
Just make sure you declare all the money you're making on those precious metals....
Originally Posted by dave67az
I'm a critical thinker. ...
As for the education thing, it's a perfect example because you aren't required to get an education to get a job. There IS a direct correlation between education and income. If I invest my money in education and get a better job, increasing my income, it's no different than if I had invested that money directly in a company to increase my income. No difference. And if my education makes me a better worker, it also benefits both the company and its investors, just as I said. So YOU'RE profiting from my education and experience as well. But because I wasted my money on education instead of investing it, I should have to pay 20% on the profits I received from my education while you only pay 14% on your income resulting from my increased performance. Yeah, that seems fair.
You're a few years late on your claims of economic demise, by the way. Just go ahead and keep buying all the gold you can, just like Glenn Beck tells you to. I'm loving it because you keep driving up the price of my Precious Metals and Minerals fund. lol