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  •  Yeah, but at a cost. Credit ratings, and believe (21+ / 0-)

    it or not, the little people still have a sense of duty and keeping their word as being something which makes them good people.

    But I'm not talking about under-water. Just people who make the payments, maybe taking an extra job to do it, but lose that money for, say, buying refrigerators, or helping the Real Economy in any other way.


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 01:36:47 AM PDT

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    •  The Little People are (7+ / 0-)

      losing their ability to care. If it doesn't matter for these fat cats, then it doesn't matter for any of us.

      There are a number of "little people" who, in the last year, walked away from at least one fraudulent debt, took the credit hit, never paid the bill and subsequently got another loan for something else (albeit at a higher interest rate, but for tangible property--say, a vehicle--they're not running usurious rates compared to unsecured plastic).

      The secret? Learn to turn off your phone (but make sure you have voicemail ;)), and try to find a job with a wage that can't be garnished--or get a job making enough that it doesn't matter if it is. Two simple steps--one is harder than it looks, I know, but--but these things can, in fact, help you too, to stick it to the investor class.

      There's a third--try to live in a state where companies won't file a bench warrant on you, or the state won't follow up on such trivialities (what with all the other crime, growing by leaps and bounds in this mess we're in). If you can't do that, for fuck's sake, don't get pulled over for something stupid.

      Still, those "bigshots" are in such a mess of paperwork, disarray, spilled ink and political ass-covering right now that Little People can get away with a lot more than they think. All they need to do is lose some of their big-business-fed conscience. God knows, the investor class lost theirs a long time ago.

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 07:08:42 AM PDT

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      •  I think it's difficult for (6+ / 0-)

        honest, otherwise responsible people to understand that if they're being blatantly fleeced, they have no responsibility to the fleecers. And may instead have a responsibility to fleece 'em back, since there is no actual justice for such people by governmental design.

        "Justice" for us are things like debtor's prison and loss of credit and property and such. It's a backwards world...

        •  It is (2+ / 0-)
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          you're absolutely right.

          it's difficult for honest, otherwise responsible people to understand that if they're being blatantly fleeced, they have no responsibility to the fleecers.
          so it's up to us to really start working on that, in terms of helping to educate our fellow fleece-ees on looking past such "responsibility". It is starting to look like the only thing that'll get the attention of the investor classes, to any useful degree.

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 09:18:35 AM PDT

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