Can’t pay your medical bills? JAIL FOR YOU!
Can’t pay your student loans? JAIL FOR YOU!
Can’t pay your mortgage? JAIL FOR YOU!
Now, will someone please ‘splain to me why we have millions of Amerikans living in real or figurative debtors’ prisons for debts ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, but not a single bankster has suffered even a good stern talking to for stealing billions of dollars?
That little riddle was prompted by this heartwarming story of life in Amerika today:
How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn’t pay a medical bill — one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn’t owe. “She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn’t have to pay it,” The Associated Press reports. “But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs.”