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These Americans fled the country
to escape their giant student debt

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/1/2019 7:38:43 AM

Chad Haag considered living in a cave to escape his student debt. He had a friend doing it. But after some plotting, he settled on what he considered a less risky plan. This year, he relocated to a jungle in India. "I've put America behind me," Haag, 29, said. Today he lives in a concrete house in the village of Uchakkada for $50 a month. His backyard is filled with coconut trees and chickens. "I saw four elephants just yesterday," he said, adding that he hopes never to set foot in a Walmart again. More than 9,000 miles away from

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 6/1/2019 7:41:29 AM (No. 88272)
Good riddance to bad rubbish. A man who would leave others to pay for his debt is really not much of a man is he?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Frenesi1 6/1/2019 7:49:50 AM (No. 88277)
There are all kinds of books in the library that discuss how you pay your debt off. I bet these people all had smart phones....never deprived themselves of anything.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/1/2019 7:56:58 AM (No. 88282)
They're just deadbeats.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2 6/1/2019 8:04:32 AM (No. 88288)
The more American deadbeats who leave the country, especially if they're college students, the better off we are. So "it doesn't seem real" to Chad that he racked up his student debt? Well, it's real to the people who wasted their time and money on an abject failure. Stay in India, Chad. We'll manage.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC 6/1/2019 8:08:54 AM (No. 88289)
Dead beat is right. You signed up for classes knowing what you were doing.. I didn’t read article- whining liberals not owning up to their actions. If you are 100k in debt for art history degree- shame on you! Self indulgent snot ,helicopter parent prodigy, pay your bills!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 6/1/2019 8:35:45 AM (No. 88310)
Article has been taken down, probably at the demand of college professors like the ones who sold this millenial fool his useless college degree. If you choose a field that is in demand the debt can easily be repaid, even for the outrageously priced schools. It you want to engage in Finger Painting, Black Studies or Womyn's Worship, you are probably doomed to a life of "you want fries with that?"
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Reply 7 - Posted by: learner 6/1/2019 8:40:59 AM (No. 88317)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/25/they-fled-the-country-to-escape-their-student-debt.html new link to article
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/1/2019 8:41:12 AM (No. 88318)
He had one job at a factory but it didn't pay much so he goes back to school for his Master's...in...comparative literature. Yeah, right, that's going to get you a job paying mega bucks. The article didn't say what his first degree was for. If you want a free college education...ENLIST!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 6/1/2019 8:42:34 AM (No. 88320)
And who incurred that “giant student debt”? Chad Haag. Enjoy the coconuts.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 6/1/2019 8:46:30 AM (No. 88325)
#8 posted exactly what I was thinking after reading this. Just another snowflake, melting in India. My two bits? He’ll be back. What a loser…
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Reply 11 - Posted by: rinohunter 6/1/2019 9:10:02 AM (No. 88351)
Loser is too good a word for this loser. Wait until they start shooting arrows and spears at this world class aaa-hole or ready him to have his head chopped off - then it will be too late to be thankful for what you had in America - huge student loan debt or not! Again, this loser really defines what it means that it's impossible to change stupid. (And by the way he's far from being a kid at 29, soon to be 30.)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy 6/1/2019 9:12:49 AM (No. 88356)
FTA: "...He then went back to school to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature at the University of Colorado Boulder...." I'm sure that degree will be of great benefit in jungle of India. Of course, it wouldn't be much help getting a "job" in America, either!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/1/2019 9:15:37 AM (No. 88359)
Adios, Bozo. Be sure to turn in your passport at the nearest embassy.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cartcart 6/1/2019 9:31:00 AM (No. 88371)
So they lived sort of freely and took unproductive clssses and now blame the rest of us? They all should stay right where they are. How much fun to ride on elephants, use a hole for a bathroom and eat rotten goat meat! That’s the life, baby. There are ways to finance education. Work is probably at the top of the list.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: snakeoil 6/1/2019 9:54:16 AM (No. 88402)
The fake Injun, Lying Lizzie Warren, got a bump in the polls by saying she'd forgive all student loans. One problem with that is fairness would require that all the people who got student loans and pay them off would need to be reimbursed for what they paid for their loans. Add to that credit card debt, auto loan debt, mortgages, etc. and soon you are talking about real money. Glad I don't live in India. Squatting over a hole is dangerous because there could be a snake in the hole waiting to bite you in an embarrassing spot. American universities are full of students from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, India, etc. Why don't they need student loans?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/1/2019 10:46:12 AM (No. 88454)
Yeah, just wait until some corrupt local official finds out he is American, then all his protestations about #unclesambad will vanish into the humid Indian sunshine.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/1/2019 10:57:52 AM (No. 88469)
Is this supposed to be a "feel sorry" story? Well, I'm sorry, because his makes me sick to my stomach because these punks are stealing from U.S. taxpayers, and typical of Millennial scum, they simply run away from responsibility. This is endemic amongst that generation, and it will collapse our society if not corrected. Enjoy your time in the country that has yet to embrace public sanitation, scumbag. Your departure from the USA and repatriation in India has increased the average IQ's of both countries.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: tom7 6/1/2019 11:21:50 AM (No. 88500)
Terminally stupid person to rack up such debt with no idea for repaying it. It sounds like he is where he belongs.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/1/2019 11:56:50 AM (No. 88541)
Over 1 million dollars per student! Some of our more prestigious universities - Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale - have endowment funds worth that much. I think we should begin garnishing these funds to cover all deadbeat students' debt. Perhaps our ever so elite institutions would begin producing graduates that could do something useful in society.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Geoman 6/1/2019 12:56:26 PM (No. 88582)
An unacknowledged irony of this article and the Haag example is that for every Haag that flees the US for India, presumably because their degrees are not sought after in today's labor market, there are probably 100 Indian college graduates with degrees in high tech fields that are being "imported" to fill well-paying jobs in the US. Supply and demand are fundamental microeconomic concepts that need to be taught and ingrained prior to pre-school.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq 6/1/2019 1:15:30 PM (No. 88590)
So he is an admitted thief. Hope he enjoys the squalor.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MeiDei 6/1/2019 3:55:08 PM (No. 88681)
Are collateral loans no longer used?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/1/2019 7:56:54 PM (No. 88813)
I have a certain amount of empathy for these poor losers. First of all they were conned into believing four or five years of partying and sitting through propaganda lectures would qualify them for high-paying, fulfilling and interesting work. All they had to do was sign the loan contract and air-up the tires on their bicycles. The ones who really need correction are those getting fat on Big Edu. Professors, administrators, sports program bigshots and all the rest of the way overpaid and underserving parasites.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/2/2019 4:57:38 AM (No. 88928)
All of them knew exactly what they were getting themselves into when they signed the Stafford Student Loan Promissory Note. Most received free gov. PELL Grant and maxed out on their student loan for tuitions and for living expense(rent, drugs, trips, booze, car, iphones, flat screens, tablets,credit cards and other luxury stuffs). Then comes time for repayments, ....due to severe lack of "life skills", they can't handle their social responsibility and decides to DEFAULT or skip town. However, no worry. The Democrats are about to FORGIVE their Student Loans because it's the compassionate thing to do and it's good for getting their VOTES. .....ever since the government took over the Student Loan business, the default rate has gone up where no man has gone before.
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