wisebutneverwiseenuff wrote:welcome to America. our system caters to both the ones who truly want to do well & even more to the ones who know how to jump thru the immoral loopholes.
I suppose we really can't blame the OP... personal responsibility is so passe.
Back in the financial crisis days- I found myself managing a convenience store in Virginia. I suppose I could have simply collected unemployment, gotten food stamps, and applied for the numerous other "change you can believe in" hand-outs our government was passing out like candy. I was forced to bite my tongue as I saw people come in using their EBT (food stamp) cards with their $25,000 fishing boats outside(and not a commercial fisherman, but one who fished in his leisure time). And then there were those people who bought donuts and mountain dew with their EBT cards- I'm not a Mayor Bloomberg food fascist, but if we're going to give people food
stamp cards, they really need to be eating food
(ie. things with nutrients not just calories). My favorite though were those who bought something with those cards and said "I'll pay for the cigarettes, beer, and lottery tickets separately." I smoke, I occasionally drink, and every so often gamble, but if I needed to take taxpayers money to feed my gut, I'd quit all three in a heartbeat; because that's what having your priorities straight is all about.
Anyway, got a bit off topic. I just hope Amex and the rest of the creditors OP screwed sent him a 1099 and he paid taxes on the "income" otherwise he screwed the rest of us as much as he did Amex et al...
In my Wallet:
Sometimes in my Wallet:
- Amex PRG NPSL[3-14, bd 91]
- Sallie Mae MC $8000[1-14]
- Chase Freedom $4700[1-14]
- Discover It $2750[8-13]
- BoA UCF Alumni Cash Rewards $5000 [3-15]
- GM BuyPower WEMC $5000[9-14]
- Wells Fargo Propel 365 Amex $7000[4-14]
- Barclaycard Arrival WEMC $7000[3-14]
- BoA Better Balance $3000[2-15]
In my sockdrawer: Amex BCE $1000[10-13, bd 91], OCCU Duck $10000 [11-13], The Sportsman's Guide Visa $8000[8-14], Chase Slate $4000 [9-14]Delta Gold Amex $2000 [2-15 bd 91], Diners Club MC $20000 [10-14] Commerce Bank Visa $2000 [3-15] Citi Double Cash $1000 [3-15]
Total CL: $90450