http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/07/food-stamps-phd-recipients-2007-2010_n_1495353.html?ref=mostpopular#s609260&title=10_South_Carolina When people ask me and this won't be for everyone but the majority "should I go to college" I tell them run away from college and run as fast as you can. I tell people college is a government hustle to make you believe if you don't go your dumb as a brick but ill show u how it really is. Your right out of high school, you don't know what to do with yours life. All your school years they preached "go to college" make something of yourself so u take this advice and u take those SAT's get a great score and u go to some damn college and u spend 4 years there and graduate at the top of your class and u feeling really sexy with your piece of paper that says "HEY YOUR SMART" now im gonna show how stupid the decision really is. How i know? because i made the same stupid decision Once you have that degree, they tell you hey your degree is worth 80k/ year go out there and get a job here's where the hustle begins. What they don't tell you is this your degree is worth 80% less then the person in your position let me explain this to you. Companies with the top engineers "if there American" have been at the company since the first brick was laid down and there 40-60 years old currently with a desk job guess how much there making a year maybe 45k-60k a year so now ask yourself why the hell would a company hire your "just outta college" ass at 80k a year? mind you ..you don't have a lick of a experience in the real work force. But Guess what? those college loans will roll in regardless if you have a job or not, so to survive guess what you have to do take some job "not in your field" to pay those bills and u better believe there not paying you 80k more like 26k if your lucky today maybe even 20k a year. So now you have a job making 20k but your school loans take up half your check at a whopping $300-$500 month and if you think that's high my GF law school loans are $1900.00/ month consider yourself lucky, so you do 1 of 2 things say fu%^ them school loans i can't pay it and survive or u get a 2nd job that you will quit in 3-6 months because you have no social life your just working to pay bills. Now after you quit obviously you decided to say fu&^ them loans I'm not paying it there to much. So guess what follows that smart decision "BAD CREDIT" now that your credit is ruined all to hell, you 1 just give up and stay at the job your at or 2 you say I'm going to make it. So you get lucky one day fill out a job application "in your field" and guess what they said hey kid we like you and were considering hiring you let us run a background check on you if everything checks out your golden. Your excited! hey they didn't offer you 80k but close enough 60k so your waiting for your phone call that comes 1 monday afternoon and the conversation goes like this, Mr or Ms such and such after reviewing your application your criminal history is fine everything is fine but there's 1 problem ......You credit is not worthy enough to work with us there's a few things you need to clear before we can consider you for the position. Long story short, u continue to work at that piss poor job getting a 1.50 cent raise every year money that you don't even see because taxes eat it up look at the bright side everyday you go home you can look right up there on the wall to that nice college degree hanging up that says "HEY YOUR SUPER SMART" A wise man told me before "if you can control peoples debt you can control the world"