There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people in this country with credit far, far worse than mine, who can get anything they want, simply by signing for it. I know this because the advertisements are everywhere. And my credit is nothing compared to that of an official in the Capital of the United States.
If you want a new car: just sign then drive it away, no money down, no first month’s payment. If you want a used car: same deal, just go to one of those dealers who boasts, “Everybody who walks in, drives out.”
If you want a computer, with hundreds of dollars worth of free software, a free digital camera, a free HDTV, all you need is an active checking account. Why anyone can even get cash for his or her other “needs” simply by calling a toll-free phone number. Continue reading