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Subject: Re: Credit Card Debt up 53% Date: 9/23/2003 7:36 PM
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I may be channeling another poster but I would want to see what had gone on before. Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant ? We should reward those who don't save ?

Nope. Not at all.

What I'm suggesting is that there are segments of our population whom through no fault of their own find themselves in dire situations and could use assistance. The elderly, for example, whom must often choose between food and medical care/prescriptions.

Our government has avenues of assistance paid for by the rest of society. In my scenario, large, for-profit institutions would be able to give something back without causing damage to their bottom line.

Again, I'm not referring to those who charge up a storm, and then can't find the means to pay for it. I'm referring to those who resort to using the cards as the only way to survive.

...but I still am...


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