Monday, October 24, 2005

Poetic justice for vicious bastards

From some letters posted at Mish's Global Economic Trend analysis comes this rich little tidbit:
The bankruptcy bill is the worst piece of legislation ever purchased in the history of the United States. Not only is it a sham, it proves that the Congress and the Presidency are both for sale. Price for a bill these days: $400 million will get you whatever you want.

My wife isn't giving up her practice. She plans to expand it into fair debt collection. That's when a bank or credit card company harrasses a debtor in violation of the law, and my wife hits them with a big fat lawsuit. Not only is it poetic justice, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of vicious bastards.

By the bye, did you realize that increases in bankruptcy fees are going to pay tsunami victims? Not hurricane victims, mind you. You won't find that tidbit in the bankruptcy law, though. It was written into the Tsunami Relief Act to hide it from us.