posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:17 AM
I'm loving the responses here!
Yes, they should not be extending credit to people with no means to repay it. This doesn't punish any stay at home moms, if they want a credit card,
they can get the husband to co-sign and use his income. If they want the card in their name alone, they can get their own source of income. There is
nothing wrong with this law, except for the fact that it had to be a law in the first place! Creditors should have been executing this all along.
Why would anyone give a loan to someone with no ability to repay?
"Household Income" is a great term, and it should be counted in all "household" activities. But, if one party wants to go off on their own, they
need to be able to support their activities alone. You can't have it both ways. If you want to count the whole household's income, then make sure
the whole household is involved in the decision making.
Maybe I am jaded though, my ex-wife used to hoard money, and she was preparing for our divorce months or years in advance. In fact, I think she was
preparing for it from the day we got married just in case anything happened. 10 years later, without warning, and without any fighting, she just told
me it was time for me to move out.
So, I did. Just like a Country Song, I took my pickup, my dog, and a bag full of my clothes, got an
apartment, and found a new girlfriend!
The ex kept everything else, but she was nice enough to return some childhood things and photos over
the ensuing years.