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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I'm familiar with the parts of our history where people were exploited. Also I'm familiar with how landowners exploited parts of a Latin and Central America as a part of the banana wars. I don't glorify it though.
    I can only say, as politely as possible, that you know nothing about this aspect of history and, apparently, Latin America as well. Worse is that you don't even familiarize yourself with the subject before commenting.

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Have you been sent itemized bills for the streets you've driven on? The safe food you've eaten? The internet that was developed? The stable commerce you've engaged in? Etc?
    Yep, they're called taxes.
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I can only say, as politely as possible, that you know nothing about this aspect of history and, apparently, Latin America as well. Worse is that you don't even familiarize yourself with the subject before commenting.
    Then please explain where I'm wrong. You present something that basically glorifies cheap labor.

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, they're called taxes.
    Those aren't itemized by your use of them, or your indirect use of them.

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, they're called taxes.
    Taxes aren't "itemized bills."
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Taxes aren't "itemized bills."
    Lmao. Stuff like that makes you laugh, doesn't it?
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Seems to me some would like nothing more than to bring indentured servitude back in vogue.
    Jailed for $280: The return of debtors' prisons - CBS News
    (MoneyWatch) How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn't pay a medical bill -- one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn't owe. "She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn't have to pay it," The Associated Press reports. "But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs."


    Although the U.S. abolished debtors' prisons in the 1830s, more than a third of U.S. states allow the police to haul people in who don't pay all manner of debts, from bills for health care services to credit card and auto loans. In parts of Illinois, debt collectors commonly use publicly funded courts, sheriff's deputies, and country jails to pressure people who owe even small amounts to pay up, according to the AP.
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    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Jailed for $280: The return of debtors' prisons - CBS News
    (MoneyWatch) How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn't pay a medical bill -- one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn't owe. "She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn't have to pay it," The Associated Press reports. "But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs."


    Although the U.S. abolished debtors' prisons in the 1830s, more than a third of U.S. states allow the police to haul people in who don't pay all manner of debts, from bills for health care services to credit card and auto loans. In parts of Illinois, debt collectors commonly use publicly funded courts, sheriff's deputies, and country jails to pressure people who owe even small amounts to pay up, according to the AP.
    Sad. Here is another good piece on the topic of debtor prisons: The Rise of “Debtors’ Prisons” in the US | JONATHAN TURLEY

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Sad. Here is another good piece on the topic of debtor prisons: The Rise of “Debtors’ Prisons” in the US | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Disgusting to be honest, how this came to be is quite telling as to who is listened to in State Legislators.
    And now the Republicans with some Democrats have been slipping in amendments to the Dodd - Frank act under major legislation. Slowly chipping away at holding financial institutions responsible after the last mess they made that affected every country.
    Check the link for the news.
    https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-C...55.G0H75TpsulQ
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    Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    If you borrow money and refuse to pay it back, you are a thief. Period.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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