we asked them if they’d be interested in redistributing the GPA points that they earned to students who may be having trouble

August 25, 2011
This second video has Oliver going around the school asking whether students want to sign his petition to pay their share of the national debt, $47,000. This one doesn’t go too well either, and their ideas of paying that debt off is just horrendous:
via lyallrussell.blogspot.com

He doesn’t have a lot of luck, it seems that they are alright with the wealthy paying a higher percent in taxes but when it come to student who work hard for the high GPA then it is no fair to take grades that they worked hard for and give them to students that are not doing quite so well. Wait… That’s what the federal government (including ours in NZ) are doing to higher earners. The Rich work hard for their money and a lot of the time they have started from nothing and worked their way up the ladder of wage brackets. They work hard and deserve their wages and so do University students who work hard for their high grades, neither of the should be redistributed because they have put in a lot of hard work, both on scene and behind the scenes, to earn the money or the grade they are achieving.

One of the girls that were in this video commented that she doesn’t have any debt, that $47,000 isn’t her debt because she didn’t contribute to it. Well sorry to tell you, that debt is your debt. Just the the baby that has just come out of their mothers womb, yep it’s (don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl, but that doesn’t matter) $47,000 out of pocket. Yes, they need to make cuts in every department to combat this debt, that includes the military (the military will use all of the money that you give it but a lot of it would just be wasted or they don’t have to spend money on specific things). And times will be hard for some, but if we don’t face it now it is just going to get worse and worse down the line. So you can’t just blame that one on the rich to solve the problem by taking more of their money. You already know that the top 10% wage bracket pays 50% of taxes and the top 50% of wage earners pay about 97% of the taxes, the middle class pays 3% while the poor gets a tax rebate and pays no taxes. Good job with these video Oliver, and I look forward to seeing any other clips you put together.