Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Cafferty: Credit Crunch


Why are the credit card companies pursuing people with bad credit?

Jack, that's a stupid question. They can't make any money off of people who pay their bills. They make big profits loan sharking the poor slobs who work two or three low paying jobs and still can't pay for everything they need or want.--Cy, Arlington,Virginia

Jack, I suppose they just like hounding people for payments. It gets real exciting as the balance grows and the people can't pay. I guess you have to be a credit card company to understand.--Dave, Ocala, Florida

The credit card companies are like vultures. They don't stop eating until all of the meat is gone. --Michael, Moreno Valley, California

What does it mean for Iraq's future if the Shiites now dominate the capital of Baghdad?

Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds...it makes no difference who controls Baghdad. The Shiites will never get over decades of persecution when the Sunnis ruled, the Sunnis will never get over their loss of prestige and power, and the Kurds will never give up dreams of independence. Iraq is a phony piecemeal country patched together after World War II and will never survive intact. --Anthony, Cherry Hill, N.J.

The future of Iraq as it stands now is dismal. The Shiites are the majority and will dominate the minorities. It stands to reason that Iran, with its coming nuclear ability will play a big roll in keeping the Shiites in control, and to keep the other neighboring countries at bay. --Paul, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Iraq's "government" will be a secular Islamic government, regardless of what Bush says. --R.A., LaPorte, Texas

Should the government force people to go to the doctor?

If we can get universal health care for everyone in the U.S., we should all go to the doctor. The more healthy people stay, the cheaper the plan will be in the long run. --Kirk, Concord, North Carolina

I think that's a wonderful idea. Just think of the new jobs in the federal government and health care industry that would be created through mandatory health care. Of course taxes would have to go up to support all the bureaucracy required to support such a program. And the best part is these are jobs that couldn't be off-shored to other countries! --Steve, Charlotte, North Carolina

Only if John Edwards pays for my doctor visits, otherwise no! --Angie, Palmdale, California
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