Garnishing their plate of poisonous legislation:
State Rep. Timothy Moore (R-Kings Mountain) has introduced a bill that would allow credit card companies and collection agencies to take a portion of an individual’s paycheck to pay off debt judgments.
That's real nice. They want tort reform to (further) limit the relief citizens can obtain from above via NC courts, and now they also want to help corporate loan sharks take food off a family's table. And if there's not enough left to pay the mortgage, don't expect any help to avoid foreclosure and homelessness.
Here's some text from the legislation itself:
The earnings of the debtor for his the debtor's personal
services, at any time within 60 days next preceding the order, cannot be so applied when it appears, by the debtor's affidavit or otherwise, that these earnings are necessary for the use of a family supported wholly or partly by his labor.services that are less than or equal to 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage per work week or seventy‑five percent (75%) of the debtor's net income, whichever is greater, shall not be subject to attachment or garnishment."
As you can see, the needs of the family have been struck out. Which is a fitting and symbolic metaphor for how the Republicans approach governance.