And the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7
When bankers create money faster than the economy grows, the purchasing power of the dollar declines which is known as inflation. The majority of the population is competing like wild animals during a famine to earn enough money to pay their debts and feed their families.
A thirty-year-debt-slave is someone that has a home mortgage. First, the debtor is borrowing money that was created out of nothing through fractional reserve lending.
Second, after years of making payments, the debtor may become injured or unemployed. The bank will then foreclose and sell the house. The bank will keep the proceeds of the sale and all the principal and interest that the borrower paid prior to going into default. Therefore, the borrower, who normally puts down only 20 percent (or much less) of the purchase price, bears almost 100% percent of the risk despite the fact that the bank decided to loan the other 80% (or more).
Third, the cost of a home loan is approximately double the amount borrowed when thirty years of interest payments are included. For example, if a borrower with good credit buys a $300,000 house and puts down 20 percent ($60,000), the borrower will borrow $240,000 from the bankers. The interest on a $240,000 loan at 5% (a historically low interest rate) over thirty years is $223,813.88. Therefore, the total cost of the $300,000 home is actually $463,813.88 (not including property taxes and insurance). Run the numbers yourself.
Credit Card Usury
Those who do not pay off their credit cards each month are slaves to usury. The average Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for a credit card in the United States is 14.95%. Credit cards with APRs above 20% are common.
In California, the Attorney General admits that limits on usury applicable to individuals making loans “do not apply to most lending institutions such as banks, credit unions, finance companies, pawn brokers, etc.” —ActivistPost.com