« The Mortgage Trap: It's Your Own Fault and the NYT "Economics Reporter" Says So | Main | Pigs in Space 22: Buried Bush Bureaucratic Ideologues Continue to Reward Crooked Corpo's »


I just left this story at Nancy Nall's but it's a good one so I'll repeat it. I got my first credit card when I was in high school MasterCharge sent me and my two younger brothers (one in jr. high) and my farmer Dad all our own MasterCharge cards. Unsolicited with $300 credit limits (about $1700 in today's money).

Here's the kicker: Mom didn't get one and she was the only person in our family who actually pulled down a paycheck (school teacher).

The banks are greedheads but to their credit it's my understanding that women can now have credit cards too.

Whew! What a victory.

people who pay credit cards on time do not "ride free." Prices are higher to cover merchants fees.. an the CCCos take a slice off the top. So no one gets a free ride.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bang for the Buck: Boosting the American Economy

Compassionate Conservatism in Action


  • "We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war."

  • Photobucket


  • "[O]ur time, our energy, should be spent in educating, agitating, organizing our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the neighborhood, in the schools. Our objective should be to build, painstakingly, patiently but energetically, a movement that, when it reaches a certain critical mass, would shake whoever is in the White House, in Congress, into changing national policy on matters of war and social justice."


  • "True religion will not let us fall asleep in the comfort of our freedom. Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice, it's a command. ...

    God, my friends, is with the poor and God is with us, if we are with them. This is not a burden, this is an adventure."

The Reverend Al Sharpton

  • Ray wasn't singing about what he knew, 'cause Ray had been blind since he was a child. He hadn't seen many purple mountains. He hadn't seen many fruited plains. He was singing about what he believed to be.

    Mr. President, we love America, not because of all of us have seen the beauty all the time.

    But we believed if we kept on working, if we kept on marching, if we kept on voting, if we kept on believing, we would make America beautiful for everybody.


  • ''With adequate profit, capital is very bold. A certain 10 percent will ensure its employment anywhere; 20 percent will produce eagerness, 50 percent positive audacity; 100 percent will make it ready to trample on all human laws; 300 percent, and there is not a crime which it will not scruple, nor a risk it will not run, even to the chance of its owner being hanged.''

Join Us!

  • Member, Project Hamad

Happy 71st Anniversary Social Security!

  • Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Become a Proud Member of the Guppy Army



Count Me, Damnit!

Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 01/2004

Oh, I've Won Awards

alternative hippopotamus

Paperwight's Fair Shot

Your Liberal Media