Not sure if this is the right place for this. If it isn't please move or delete as needed.
Ok I have a neighbor (friend) who is 51 years old and due to financial concerns. The parents own the home with a mortgage. Well today the home was sold at a tax sale for 4k.
I was visiting when one of the bidders showed up prior to the sale. He informed the parents that they should stop paying the mortgage and tell the high bidder to pound sand and they are not moving. They are in their 80's and he told them it will take years for the high bidder to get them removed from the home. Not sure how true this all is but does not sound right. This is in PA by the way.
Now to my friends problem. Like I said he is 51 single male and not disabled no drug or alcohol abuse. Honorably discharged vet. Has no car, can't afford one.
He has a job but is actively looking for a better job. He works 6 hours a week at his present job. Brings home $200 a month net. I have driven him to many places to apply. He uses my phone number as a contact and so far no calls for interviews. This has been going on for over a year.
Went to all the homeless shelters as he is about to lose his home due to the tax sale. All are either full or only take females or families. Contacted county vet rep. No help there as he is not a vet of a conflict and has no substance or health issues. Went to hud they have a two year waiting list.
Also he applied for medical assistance and food stamps and has been turned down twice, now get this. I saw the denial letter myself and this blows me away. He was turned down because he does not make enough money. I called and was informed that there is a minimum that you must make to qualify for benefits. Also he was turned down for cash assistance because he does not have minor children and he is not female.
As it stands he will be homeless and no way to get help as there is none.
I have exhausted all my ideas and hope that someone here has ideas. i would let him move in with me but we don't have room for him.
My client who I care for is a faux (news) entertainment network 24-7 watcher. Has totally bought into their views hook, line, and sinker.
Well today he got into a rant about President Obama being not being eligible to be president because he was born in Kenya. As he was ranting I broke into the rant with "Where he was born is irrelevant."
He stopped and says that it is relevant because you have to be a natural born citizen to be president. I asked him where President Obama's dad was born. He said Kenya. I then asked him where Pres. Obama's mother was born. He said here in the United States. I then said there you go, because that makes him eligible to be president. He said no it doesn't because he was born in Kenya. I replied with it does not matter where he was born. He could have been born on Mars. Because his mother was a US citizen and that under US law that makes him automatically a US citizen. He had no comeback for that at all. Stopped him dead in his tracks. I just sat there with a smarmy smirk on my face.
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution;
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of "naturalization" to become a U.S. citizen. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42097.pdf
I see the rethugs are now going after moving the Pres's speach indoors. They are saying that the reason is that there will be empty seats.and other such nonsense.
"Yes, A week, and they can't bus in enough bodies in to fill the Stadium with bodies to make a political spectacle for Obama accepting the Nomination, Free Seats, Free Bus ride, a day off and away from school, or the retirement village, No mass loving sycophants fainting in the isles, When Obama's Benevolent Gaze falls upon them, the Wizard behind the curtain unmask, The vulnerability exposed."