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The Birth of a New Urban Myth – Jailed for Debt in the U.S.

By on July 9, 2010
The Birth of a New Urban Myth – Jailed for Debt in the U.S.

Recently we covered stories of people being jailed for debt in the U.S. Amanda did an excellent job in putting all the facts together and you can read that story here.

Well here is a recent video by a very misinformed person that makes all sorts of incorrect allegations about being jailed for debt in the U.S. Okay, the video could be dismissed as just being crazy but if you read some of the comments on the video you can see some people believe this guy.

This is how urban myths begin. They have just enough semblance to something people would believe and the truth that people buy into the myth without checking it out for themselves. It is not true.

The real story is that some people were arrested for contempt of court because they had ignored the court after losing on a judgment. They were asked to complete a court ordered financial statement and released. Read the story here and get all the REAL facts for yourself.

Comments on Video
  • This is insane.. the whole country is in debt.. always hearing them say they need another bail out for car dealerships. banks, etc.. and who is the one paying for their bailouts of course we are.. and then we become in debt and get thrown in jail.. wtf..well looks like I will arrested I am in debt due to losing my job. my home. and i’m trying to pay past due bills.. whatever happen to payment plans this don’t make sense.. O.o
  • Boycott the stores!!!! Only buy what you REALLY need! that will show them where it hurts the most- sales! They don’t treat customers right, give them what they deserve- NOTHING!
  • Can you say Fema camp? The time really is near. I say by October 2010 we should have a much clearer picture of what “they” have in store for us. GAZA / BP OIL SPILL / US DOLLAR CRASH / STOCK MARKET CRASH / UNEMPLOYMENT / AFGHANISTAN and some way out crazy announcement soon from Barry Sotero. We are headed towards Martial Law folks! It will start with the Gulf. America is pretty much done. It is basically just a slow death.


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About Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

3 Comments

  1. WDNOT

    February 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I will not give my options of this rant, if it happens, he will make it bad for the rest of us. The blue hats do not make the rules!!!! Even one person speaking up at a commissioners meeting can stop stupid rules. If you do not like the rules change the rulers, Vote them out.
    Look up “The Day The Dollar Died”

  2. Miguel

    July 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I know the camps are coming as I too have been following this story for years as it’s unfolding before are very eyes. All I have to tell them is when they try to force us law abiding gun owners into handing over our firearms like they did in Austrailia (which has been a complete flop except for the bad guys. Just think if the gun owners weren’t around it would already be a done deal because that’s the only thing standing in their way. I guess I will die for my country in my own house only after I kill as many blue hats I can get.I just wish Hilary & O’LameO would be holding the megaphone telling me to surrender my firearms. That would be the perfect way to go. Come and get some of my produce as I AM A FARMER A LEAD FARMER MOTHERFUCKERS!

    • WDNOT

      February 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      I will not give my options of this rant, if it happens, he will make it bad for the rest of us. The blue hats do not make the rules!!!! Even one person speaking up at a commissioners meeting can stop stupid rules. If you do not like the rules change the rulers, Vote them out.
      Look up “The Day The Dollar Died”

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