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USnavy


Oct 11, 2013, 2:54 AM

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Re: [cracklover] Why the Tea Party and the GOP can get away with it
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cracklover wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
cracklover wrote:
So here's an interesting statistic. Roughly 15% of American households have filed for bankruptcy. That's pretty insane. That says to me that as Americans, the thought of just not paying our bills and saying "fuck it, I know I bought it, but I'm not going to pay for it" is simply not such a foreign concept.

GO

Try and figure out how many of those 15% had to file due to unforeseen job losses, mortgage issues, or my personal favourite: Healthcare costs. It's amazing how quickly those costs add up for people who don't have access to affordable insurance.

I dunno, but I'd guess 90% or more. What's your point?

GO
As others have expressed, few people file for bankruptcy for the reasons you implied. The vast majority of bankruptcy filings come as a result of medical expenses, and of that portion, the majority of them had health insurance. Of those who dident have health insurance or dident file for bankruptcy as a result of medical problems, the remaining majority file for bankruptcy directly as a result of loosing their job. It's the extreme minority that file for bankruptcy as a result of careless spending.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Oct 11, 2013, 9:19 PM)



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