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$259.75 to $676.80 for processing a credit card payment? Am I reading this right? Looks like price gouging to me. I don't see why the fee for using the card should be a percentage rather than a flat fee. The banks are already collecting interest on the amount.
"It's the ones who expect the government to carry them womb to tomb that annoy me. People that are more than capable of supporting themselves that milk the system are taking food out of the mouths of people who truly deserve it. "
You're describing a lot of right wingers and corporate interests, the ones who benefit from the infrastructure and workforce in this country but keep their massive profits in offshore accounts that they don't pay tax on. Who bribe government officials through campaign donations and through 501c3s like ALEC to support pro-corporate, anti-worker and anti-environment legislation favorable to them. How about Wall Street bankers like Bank of America which made bad mortgages, overleveraged themselves, got a government bailout and continued to pay executives high salaries while refusing to extend credit to customers or renegotiate mortgages even when it was in both parties' best interests, while also borrowing from the Federal Reserve at near 0 interest rates while charging customers 10-30% APRs on credit accounts. Or how about defense contractors who have money thrown at them to build hugely expensive weapons systems we don't need, and then get more cash to dismantle them. And how about the attempts to privatize Social Security so the oh so reliable bankers can get their hands on a big pot of money. It seems that milking the system to increase corporate profit and personal gain is to be encouraged, but milking the system to survive and stay under a roof is contemptible, in the Conservative line of thinking.
As a liberal, I'd be thrilled if voters really asked "What can this guy do for me?" instead of what Republican voters seem to ask, which is "What can this guy do for me if I win the lottery and end up stinking rich because that's who I prefer to identify with?" If people really voted their interests, there would be far fewer Republicans in office.
Wages have been stagnant despite increased productivity and the wealth disparity has been growing for more than thirty years while the minimum wage as fallen behind inflation. If the minimum wage kept pace with inflation and had the same buying power as it had in 1960, it would now be around $13 an hour and more money would be in the U.S. economy circulating and creating wealth instead of concentrated in offshore tax havens and 90% of us would be better off.
Tucson Weekly must be trying to attract National Review's readership with this editorial.
As long as the mentally deranged are killing Democrats, I'm sure the state legislature sees no problem in cutting mental health services.
It's interesting that Antenori speaks favorably about the affordability of car insurance, when car insurance is MANDATORY for all drivers and the Republican state legislature through Prop 106 and the lawsuit against Obama's health plan, is staunchly opposed to mandatory health insurance coverage.
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