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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:57 PM

Class warfare? How the Poor are denied access to basic BANKING [View all]

So, you are on a fixed income and have issues when the bank charges an overdraft and the rest of your bills go into domino effect and the bank charges you fro every failed attempt? Yep, been there. one dollar off can cost you $300 or more...

There is no waiving of fees, no alternative routes, no options for those without the golden ticket of CREDIT

I cannot even qualify for a bank acct, unless I walk into the bank with a few hundred dollars to 'secure' an account.
(usually, I play it so close to the edge, I can't even keep money IN the bank anyway)

Cash payment of bills is hard, no online payment options - I go to the Post Office and buy money orders and drop them off by hand.

Right now, I have folks who have donated to help me pay a big bad bill, and I cannot access it.
See, PayPal requires you to either HAVE a bank account, or qualify for their CREDIT line.
Meaning, I cannot 'verify' my account...there is money for my bill sitting there, but I cannot even access it.

It's one thing for everyone to talk about the war on the poor...but the reality of the trenches is this: we aren't even allowed to play in the game of life with the rest of people. No wonder we have to find alternative means.

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