Bad Credit

Cashing in on the New Bankruptcy Law

Remember “welfare queens”? That absurd image of black, inner-city, unwed mothers-purposely popping out illegitimate babies so that they could dine on filet mignon purchased with food stamps-strongly influenced the welfare “reform” debate and its pernicious outcome. The welfare-queen image was never an accurate description of the women who actually depended on welfare support, but it embodied precisely the type of simple-minded morality...

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