June 23, 2009

Boo-hoo. Another "feel sorry for me 'cuz I'm a dunce" anecdote

Via MSNBC: $60,000 in debt, and nothing to show for it.

Mary Uhazi has more than $60,000 in credit card debt and, by her own account, “nothing to show for it.”

“You have some clothes, you have some dinner, you have a handbag, you have whatever, but it’s not $11,000 worth or it’s not $60,000 worth,” Uhazi said.

Uhazi is drowning in a sea of debt. And, like millions of other Americans, it is a debt load that she built up slowly over more than two decades of easy credit that made it all too simple to spend. Now she worries she won’t be able to pay it off because of the recession, which has led to a reduction in her salary and an increase in her credit card bills.

OK? Ms. Uhazi didn't suffer any major medical bills or something similar. On the contrary, she actually received a $20K inheritance at one point, $15K of which she used to pay down her debt. But said debt shortly creeped right back up!

So, again -- tell me why MSNBC features this woman's [sob] story on the main page of their website??

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2009 11:23 AM | TrackBack

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Gevernment by Annecdote...

Obama Backers Hope 'Story Bank' Aids Health Reform (sob stories to promote Marxism)

WSJ ^ | 6/23/09 | Janet Adamy
WASHINGTON -- A group that helped elect President Barack Obama is building a database of complaints from Americans about health care to help him push through an overhaul. The strategy will test whether Organizing for America, an arm of the Democratic National Committee, can extend its influence beyond the election. During the campaign, it amassed an email list estimated at 13 million addresses. Now it's giving that group access to what it calls the "story bank," an online collection of short stories people submitted chronicling their frustrations with American health care.

Posted by: anonni at June 24, 2009 12:10 AM