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As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to 'Endlessly Harass Struggling Families'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/30/households-face-crushing-debt-and-pandemic-trump-cfpb-opens-door-collectors

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I would hope that it means trump will be hounded for the money he owes cities that trump hosted his visits.

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The kind of folks Trump owes, don’t use the phone for any second call? That’s why he decided to “run?” Lots of us were wondering at his post-“infection” super-spreading rallies? I’m guessing: flipping homes, evicting & indenturing “essentials” without ACA insurance & terrorizing us virtual sharecroppers, as the poor strike, protest and are beaten, gassed, shot, incarcerated as debts go unpaid… Heck, there’s plenty of emptiied-out red-lined neighborhoods back here, for slumlord superdelegates to gentrify AND market-based competition amongst precariate COVID long-haulers, to fix 'em up CHEAP? Riots, strikes, anarchy & Resistance™ will simply increase their portfolio’s valiations, overtime for their constituents & diversion for Trump’s Sturmabteilung?

~https://mobile.twitter.com/EckerleIsabella/status/1322109857730830337

~https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/stopping-a-movement/

~https://covidtracking.com/blog/deaths-are-rising-but-fatality-rates-have-improved

~https://www.blackagendareport.com/billionaires-duopoly-wins-tuesday

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As much as I hope Biden wins, I still believe that neither Republican nor Democrat presidential hopeful offers a notable improvement in poor and low-income Americans’ lot in life.

Their governances would, however, most likely maintain thinly veiled yet firm ties to large corporations, as though elected heads represent big money interests over those of the working citizenry.

It may be reflective of why those powerful interests generally resist proportional representation electoral systems of governance, the latter which tends to dilute the corporate lobbyist influence on the former.

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There are call and text blocking apps for cell phones. Too bad nothing can be done about landlines and email addresses, short of getting new ones.

Put those harassing collectors on the 1,000+ robo calls a day list.

It seems just a tad likely that it’s not only Republican politicians who have a venal mindset; many of their voters must share it - even when it’s designed to work against them.

Exceptional.

Just setting up the poor to be even more poor. I think they want us all dead. POS

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Carol…: How does anyone “…harass bill collectors”? You need to get to them personally, you need their personal information. There’s a lot online, but we need systemic change here. Not just annoying phone callers getting back.

At least Biden will listen. But that means The People have to be out in protest. Covid can be a powerful deterrent against that. But then, even worse is more years untethered of Orange Nightmare. Expect more guns in the street, along with the protesters if O.N. steals again. Forget that, actually expect more Dump goons with guns, more tear gas for fake, made up reasons, maybe even Marshall law.

We still have a lot more to lose if O.N. continues.