So Much For The Ownership Society

March 8, 2005 at 9:14 pm 3 comments

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A nine-year campaign by the finance industry for a crackdown on personal bankruptcies may hinge on two votes today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

The first will come on what may seem like a side issue: an amendment barring antiabortion activists from using bankruptcy to escape penalties for damages they cause at abortion clinics. If the amendment passes, abortion opponents in the House may block the bill, as they have in past years.

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  • 1. maura  |  March 9, 2005 at 10:53 am

    ‘the ownership society’ = ‘those who contribute to the bush campaign will own society.’

    this special edition of talking points memo has been a good, if depressing, read — it’s by one of the women who wrote ‘the two-income trap,’ which was a great book about the bankruptcy epidemic, and what’s really causing it.

  • 2. hal  |  March 9, 2005 at 8:59 pm

    I saw someone saying the realistic term was “sharecropper society.” Hooray. We gotta turn this crap around.

  • 3. ChuckM  |  March 11, 2005 at 9:44 am

    Paul Krugman in the NY Times made reference to the “Debt Peonage” society. Sound about right to me


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