Regulate - Yes
Regulate - No
Those that defend this predation on the poor seem to have set this aside.
Their scorn towards the working poor is something they should reflect upon.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.
I have seen elderly people come in to these places borrowing money to buy their medication, and get caught up in the practices of roll over that put them in a real bind....As to what the answer is to these places, I don't know, but I know that these places are real scum, and need to go away.
I would ask my friends arguing in favor of these places...If they serve such a purpose, then why do you only see them crop up in the worst parts of a city or town? Why are there none of these places in better off areas? The answer is clear, because they prey on the less fortunate in society, that's why.
I understand your feelings of people getting themselves in this mess, but let's think for just a moment about who, and what areas these businesses target...Usually, less educated, day work areas, that maybe don't make the best decisions to begin with. Not bad people, just uninformed...
So, if I get where you are coming from, they make poor decisions, so screw em'! I'm sorry, I am just not that callous. I don't like government regulation anymore than you do for legitimate business...I am just not sure these places are legit.
Looking at those poll numbers, at least on this issue, there are some tight screws at DP.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy