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originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: CB328
That's why I won't sign a contract with an arbitration clause.
I fear soon enough I will have to enter into some agreement or other to avoid being homeless as more and more of this trickery arises everywhere I look.
Too bad so many people think they are too busy to read the T&C of the agreements they enter into, too bad it isn't in the best interests of their lawyer to point out the very real risk of entering into these types of unfair agreements.
It is getting bad out there....
originally posted by: Drinking
Most folks couldn't afford a lawyer to begin with, or understand the 25 pages of legalese if you had a gun to their head.
Any contract that needs to be interpreted by a lawyer in the first place should be void.
They should all be common speech, and short.
Just like laws should.
If it takes multiple pages, that simply means it says "we are going to screw you at some point" in it.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Not a single tax paying citizen would agree with any of the nonsense going on, much of it pointed out in this very post- if only they knew.
Their voices were muffled, their educations stifled.
What can we do but watch and wait?
Fight it and they'll lock you away in a prison system that benefits them- at the expense of the rest of us.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: CB328
You're right. And it's getting worse. Even banks... There used to be a law that set a max. amount between the interest they charged for loans and the interest they paid on accounts. That law was somehow overturned by Congress and now, banks can pay .2% and charge 30%.
There's no doubt that the wealth in this country has been redistributed to the top 1% through laws EXACTLY like these. But talk about redistributing some of it back down, and you're an "evil commie socialist"...
I don't want the wealthy or the government to support me. I just want my FAIR share. And laws like these that allow a corporation to basically do whatever they want, without protecting workers or customers, make that impossible.