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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:16 PM

Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People

March 8, 2016
Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People

by Bill Quigley

Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit.

Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of color, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.

Check Cashing Businesses

Check cashing businesses. Cash a $100 check? At Walmart that will be $3. At TD bank non-customers pay $5 to cash a check from their bank.

Nearly 10 million households containing 25 million people do not have any bank account according to the FDIC. Most because they did not have enough money to keep a minimum balance in their account.

Check cashing business are part of a $100 billion industry of more than 6,500 check cashing businesses in the US, many which also provide money orders, utility bill payments and the like, according to testimony provided to Congress by the industry.

More:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/08/reverse-robin-hood-six-billion-dollar-businesses-preying-on-poor-people/

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djean111 Mar 2016 #1

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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:06 PM

1. And Debbie Wassermann-Schultz, head of the DNC, is the friend to - the six billion dollar businesses

 

This what the Democratic Party has come to.

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