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  •  Sometimes it is not a matter of being a dick, (1+ / 0-)
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    isabelle hayes

    just trying to survive.

    Under ordinary circumstances, people need to honor the contracts they have made and pay their debts, but as a society we recognize that sometimes people go through extraordinary circumstances and it becomes impossible to pay them.  That's why we have bankruptcy courts.

    Right now we are experiencing times where this is happening to a large swath of our country.  When you have 100 million people at near poverty levels, you need to start asking the question of whether there should be some redistribution of wealth.

    I don't think with the way wealth and power are concentrated that it will happen without more extreme actions, and I think that the American public needs to look at how it can wield the debt card to bring about change.

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