Sunday, May 29, 2011

Article - 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor

I just read this hysterical article by John Cheese on about the hard truths about poverty, and I laughed so hard I almost spilled my coffee all over my laptop. Everything he writes is true. The only reason this is on Cracked is because the authors uses the word "fuck" a lot and there are plenty of "bend over and be screwed." So if you're offended by things like that, skip this article. If not, read on.

Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to fuck you. And if you win, the dealer fucks you.
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For example, Queen Teen receives support from Social Security because she is disabled. I am required to keep her money in a separate checking account from my own. Unfortunately, she doesn't get enough money from SSI to avoid bank fees, so our bank charges Queen Teen $10.00 every month to have an account. Those wankers are taking $10.00 from a disabled child every month!

I am looking for a new bank, but so far it seems that ALL the banks charge poor people extra money. Ass-Holes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


leah said...

That is ridiculous! I really hope you can find another bank that won't charge a fee - these things just make my blood boil!

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out your local credit union? They often don't charge fees.

Mad Mags said...

I left the big banks in disgust and in protest of their methods.

Now I am happily a Redwood Credit Union member -- no fees:

195 South Orchard Ave.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Watch this for inspiration:

Terena said...

thank you for the suggestions. Redwood Credit Union is the top of my list, actually. I'm also waiting to see if I get the School district job, because then I can join their credit union.