Justifying Power Trippers Is So Middle Class
Justifying, rationalizing, apologizing for, sympathizing with, —take your pick.
This is utter nonsense. To compare the relationship of a debt collector and debtor with welfare recipient and caseworker is offensive as hell. FYI, most debt is accumulated because of predatory practices, as in pushing credit cards on irresponsible college students, taking advantage of poor people who use credit to live day to day until that credit runs out, which is usually quick as hell because credit limits are never that high for poorer people to begin with, plus, the charges and APR rates make that limit come faster than what is offered to others, and strategically appealing to weak minded egos (like you must have the latest fashion). And yes, I do believe things such as zip code come into play. If a person takes a job as a debt collector, then I have no sympathy for them. There are more rude ones than there are understanding and helpful ones, so that trope of the poor mistreated debt collector is bollocks. My uncle was a debt collector for years and he literally got a hard on when he was able to track down people and squeeze a penny out of them. Dickens did not invent that character type out of thin air. In addition, even if the debt was made simply because someone was greedy and materialistic, (I have met a man who before filing bankruptcy charged all kinds of stuff and only stopped because he could not fit any more in his car. Why? Because as a white male in the right part of town he was given credit limits that his pay did not warrant. At the time if I wanted to do something similar, my total worth of splurging would have not topped $2000 at best, with my zip code and sex I was not allocated a decent limit at all. And, I will add, we had the same job with similar pay) the credit card company wins.
Most welfare recipients are in need. A caseworker has a job, most times a decent job with security and health benefits, particularly because it is usually a county job. Perhaps it does not pay as much as it should be paid, but it is a decent job for the qualifications expected. The welfare recipient does not already have a product that they owe money for. They are in need of a product, you know, like food, shelter and clothing. How in the hell can the two be compared is just unimaginable, and insulting. As a former welfare recipient and as someone who pays my debts and curses out debt collectors (even the ones who are not calling for me, but someone who used to have my number) who have the audacity to call me when the electric bill is not paid, even though it is only two days past the first due date, not the late due date (because you know, some people live and/or have lived paycheck to paycheck), I can say this whole scenario, this so called question feels like a passing ponder of a privilege mentality. What is next? Feeling sorry for those poor saps who have to stand there clapping while the opening bell of the stock market is being rung. Give me a break.