People with financial struggles — not just “the poor” — sometimes need to take out a loan

letter to the editor in Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader today tells of the need for small dollar, short-term loans.

Some of the key points include:

“The U.N.’s definition of poverty includes lack of access to credit, and this “payday” initiative would discriminate against the poor by blocking access to the small loans they need — while conveniently leaving access to the big loans that only the rich can afford.”

…..

“People with financial struggles — not just “the poor” — sometimes need to take out a loan to steady themselves during a rough patch. Protecting their access to safe credit is an issue of financial freedom.”

The entire letter can be read here

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