Yes I know things can always get worse, but I so didnt expect this. The Oregon department of revenue came in and cleared my entire banking account. No joke. These fuckers don’t care that I’m a single mom. That I have bills to pay and food to put on the table. They cleared every penny. I don’t even owe them that much. I was simply trying to figure out my mortgage situation first. I had no intention of not paying. I wanted to renegotiate the terms is all.
Being poor in this country is such a life sentence. You can’t crawl out from under it. Just when you think you’ve got your bearings…… high fees, higher interest rates, penalties, garnishments, etc. come to get the little you have. Everyone…. literally almost everyone penalizes you for having bad credit and/or being poor.
I want to cry but whatever. I can’t even process it right now. Thank God I bought groceries yesterday. As far as my credit card payment this month who the hell knows. As far as gas in my car I think I have enough to at least make it to work today.
They did this today though. The bank let them clear my account and it’s on hold today; on a Saturday? I can’t even call the government offices until Monday.
How is this even legal…. to not leave a fucking penny there for someone? I’m not a criminal. I’m poor!! Poor is NOT A CRIME!! But I guess my point is in this country it may as well be.
Poverty truly is a crime against humanity.