What's Considered Poor?
Time Warner is charging more to folks who can least afford to pay. Geneva Hurst, 82, is upset because she had to pay a dollar extra when she paid her cable bill in person at a Texas City service center. She doesn't have a checking account or credit card and cashes her Social Security check to buy food and pay bills.
Geneva said, "I goes there. I don't have a checking account but I pays it in cash. And I walk in there one day and I paid it in cash and she says when I paid -- 'Oh, you know, we have to charge a dollar extra.' ... It's a sad thing. It's so sad, 'cause poor people, we just barely getting by with what we're already paying."
John Stokes, 81, also survives on Social Security. He keeps a detailed ledger of all his bills.
Stokes says as soon as he gets his Time Warner cable bill he goes right over to the Time Warner service center and pays his bill. And that extra dollar is hard on folks who don't have enough dollars to begin with.
Stokes said, "My Social Security, that's what I'm living on, you know. I have to watch what I'm doing."
"A dollar's a dollar," said Geneva. "But you take it like that, that's 12 dollars a year and you have a lot of poor people paying cable bills."
Since when do "poor people" get cable? Is cable supposed to be some right for the "poor?" Are we defining "poor" as ones ability to pay their cable bill? These wimpy ass crying little whiners have no idea what it's like to be "poor." This is a disgusting insult to those whe are truly in need.