your government is not your friend

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    When the government forgives million dollar corporate debts but threatens you with a lawsuit over a 5 cent unemployment overpayment, you know we need to reorganize.

    washington state news

    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - When the Washington state Department of Employment Security notified Sandi Bryan that she owed money for an unemployment compensation overpayment more than six years ago, she picked up the phone.

    Little good that did - until word that she was being threatened with court action over a nickel reached the right ears.

    Bryan told The Wenatchee World she asked the state employee who took her call on a toll-free line whether she should mail in a nickel taped to a piece of paper.

    "I said, 'Do you realize for this nickel, you paid an employee to type this ... (spent) 37 cents for postage, and you want me to pay for a money order and the postage?'" she said.

    The response was that the money had to be paid properly. End of discussion.

    Bryan said she was overpaid when she was on unemployment for about three months more than six years ago but thought she had paid it all back.

    Then, out of the blue, she got a notice dated June 18 that demanded payment of five cents, after which "the Superior Court warrant will be satisfied immediately."
     
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    I once got a bill from the phone company for .51 cents. And your point?

    How you are trying to tie this to corporate corruption I have NO IDEA!
     
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    If you read corporate corruption ties out of that, maybe you should be wearing the tin foil hat. I was simply pointing out the idiocy of government when it comes to dealing with money, business, and people.
     
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    First off, in the article, they apologized. Secondly, point out the millions in corporate debt that have been forgiven.

    thanks.
     
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    so because they apologized and are trying to fix it, I shouldn't post it? Or slam them for it? WTF is your problem with that? And if you also have completely ignored the business/government world you'd KNOW without a doubt that on a weekly basis business's are fined for violations that come nowhere near to matching the amount that they bilked from consumers. Deny that.
     
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    The biggest problem in this story lies with "The State of Washington". This state is hell-bent on becoming a Nanny-State; governed by rules centered around 'if it's FUN, it MUST be illegal'. To that end, Policies are in place which preclude a LOT of common, uh, cents. ;)

    :D
     
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    good one. :laugh:
     
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    I'm feeling punny today :D
     
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    you're just a corporate basher never realizing that it is CORPORATIONS of ALL SIZES that employ the citizens of this country (probably including you). If you don't like working for a "corporate master" then become your own corporate master. I am sick of all the corporation bashing and you guys on the left ignoring the GOOD a LOT of corporations do.

    So there! :funnyface: :wine:
     
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    Ok. on a serious (not critical or sarcastic) note, you're right. I am a corporate basher, but only when they abuse and overly exploit the system. Some, maybe even you, think its quite alright that they do this as its all about capitalism, but thats not alright. If you're sick of all the bashing, then do something to make the corporate world play on a non-criminal, ethical basis. Otherwise it doesn't matter a hill of beans that they do good when the bad will so obviously outweigh the good that they do.
     

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