Of all the legal trades surrounding financial stuff, Debt Collectors can be about as scummy as they come. In our modern consumer driven economy these are the bottom feeders that follow around the predatory lenders, credit card bankruptcies, uninsured sick people, etc…
So I hope Senator Brown is proud of their work. They are bragging about their role in his success:
ACA International and its members played an important role in Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) stunning win in the Massachusetts special election to succeed the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).
ACA Immediate Past President Jay Gonsalves and fellow New England Collectors Association member David Sands reached out to ACA members and mobilized them to contribute approximately $11,000 to the Brown campaign to assist with its get-out-the-vote efforts. Not only did members send money, but many agencies offered use of their phones as an in-kind contribution to the campaign.
This kind of ACA member mobilization just days before an election is unprecedented. With the very real threat of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency looming in Congress, as well as wholesale changes to a health care system that would affect many credit and collection professionals’ livelihoods, ACA members helped the Brown campaign create a groundswell to victory. [Emphasis mine]
Ya’ gotta love it when when a professional organization is proud of their work to make sure people continue to have trouble paying their bills.
(Article via Buzzflash & Cross-posted at gregroach.blogspot.com)