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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 06:03 PM
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61. Those who screw up must always be punished, right?
that's the most important thing.

I never bought a home, so i guess I never "screwed up" but I don't find it bothers me that they want to keep people in these houses rather than having large numbers of them empty.

I once did a practice title search in my neighborhood and learned that in the 1930s, the local rich family, the DuPonts, bought up all the farms in the area. I guess those people had "screwed up" so it was just too bad, right?
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  -So... If you screwed up, you get bailed out. If you didn't---ZIP. panader0  Feb-18-09 02:08 PM   #0 
  - Anybody can apply for adjustment  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 02:10 PM   #1 
  - An if your morgate is less than 31% of you income because you are frugal?  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:15 PM   #4 
  - Further, even if this is the case and you aren't "troubled"...  Oregone   Feb-18-09 02:22 PM   #10 
  - That's assuming I would spend it rather than save it until I had a good reason to spend it.  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:39 PM   #19 
     - Hell, we just "borrowed" $250 billion in tax cuts on this hope  Oregone   Feb-18-09 05:08 PM   #53 
  - if it helps the housing market, then you will benefit too  CreekDog   Feb-18-09 02:26 PM   #12 
  - not saying i would trade places...  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:32 PM   #13 
  - There are places where that's impossible  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 02:47 PM   #26 
  - Well I live on Long Island, NY  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:51 PM   #30 
     - Bought the first home in 1990?  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 02:53 PM   #32 
        - as I said... there was some luck involved...  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:56 PM   #35 
           - And someone who is 25 or 30?  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 03:01 PM   #38 
              - I don't doubt there are deserving scenarios...  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 03:06 PM   #42 
  - There is NO bail-out club for anyone but The Banking Industry. The interest rates will be ...  ShortnFiery   Feb-20-09 06:57 AM   #79 
  - What income? I don't have one at the moment.  panader0   Feb-18-09 02:19 PM   #7 
     - I didn't do anything wrong either  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 02:43 PM   #24 
     - I hear you. I work in (what used to be) construction, too, here in Texas.  Saphire   Feb-18-09 05:50 PM   #56 
  - Sad but true--but a falling tide will take down all the boats, I guess, so  TwilightGardener   Feb-18-09 02:10 PM   #2 
  - The problem lies where their screw-ups are effecting all of us  liberal N proud   Feb-18-09 02:12 PM   #3 
  - Try being a renter - we're completely ignore over and over again  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-18-09 02:17 PM   #5 
  - Agree totally. How about a freeze on rental rates for a year or so.  panader0   Feb-18-09 02:23 PM   #11 
  - I want nationwide rent control  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-18-09 03:15 PM   #46 
     - LOTS of landlords are nowhere near being "rich bastards"...  dysfunctional press   Feb-18-09 03:43 PM   #51 
        - Thanks for defending us. I own several rentals. I charge reasonable rent, keep  NC_Nurse   Feb-18-09 05:19 PM   #54 
        - 99 percent of 'em are nasty thieves  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-18-09 09:03 PM   #66 
           - 99%??? hardly.  dysfunctional press   Feb-19-09 08:35 AM   #70 
              - haha... you betray your judgmentalism  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-19-09 12:25 PM   #75 
                 - "99 percent of 'em are nasty thieves"...and I'M the one with judgmentalism issues???  dysfunctional press   Feb-19-09 08:47 PM   #77 
  - Try being a childless unmarried renter with no debt and a job  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-18-09 02:32 PM   #14 
     - Add to that, the job isn't high paying  The2ndWheel   Feb-18-09 02:43 PM   #23 
     - high five  ozu   Feb-18-09 02:54 PM   #33 
     - Oh, we're buying houses all right...it's just that they're somebody elses.  MilesColtrane   Feb-18-09 05:53 PM   #57 
        - LOL! Your post makes me laugh, while also making me cry.  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-18-09 07:45 PM   #63 
           - "adjustments on our rent for tax deductions our landlords get for the "home improvements" they do.."  dysfunctional press   Feb-19-09 08:43 AM   #72 
              - I understand both, but thanks for asking.  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-19-09 03:19 PM   #76 
  - The problem is that the people who screwed up are pulling us all down with them because of how  Pirate Smile   Feb-18-09 02:17 PM   #6 
  - The #1 PEOPLE who screwed up is THE BANKING INDUSTRY, yet we don't demand punishment for  ShortnFiery   Feb-20-09 06:53 AM   #78 
  - hang in there  Fireweed247   Feb-18-09 02:19 PM   #8 
  - I want my free boat ride on the Hudson, dammit!! It's not fair that I miss out because I fly safely!  TahitiNut   Feb-18-09 02:20 PM   #9 
  - invalid analogy  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:35 PM   #17 
  - Turn in your "Metaphor Police" badge. You don't seem to be qualified.  TahitiNut   Feb-18-09 02:40 PM   #20 
     - how is that?  tk2kewl   Feb-18-09 02:43 PM   #25 
  - ROFL  leftstreet   Feb-18-09 02:36 PM   #18 
  - ...  blondeatlast   Feb-18-09 03:13 PM   #45 
  - Yep thats a DUZY for sure  NNN0LHI   Feb-18-09 05:53 PM   #58 
     - Arigato, Donsan.  TahitiNut   Feb-18-09 09:48 PM   #67 
  - A parallel situation is college financial aid. Work hard and save up and you get squat. Spend  T Wolf   Feb-18-09 02:34 PM   #15 
  - I have to admit feeling like this is killing the chance for others  hlthe2b   Feb-18-09 02:35 PM   #16 
  - The real punishment will be when it comes to time to pay back what  neverforget   Feb-18-09 02:47 PM   #27 
  - I'm upset too  Tyrone Slothrop   Feb-18-09 02:41 PM   #21 
  - I feel the same way you do.  taught_me_patience   Feb-18-09 05:20 PM   #55 
     - In the same boat here. I feel "screwn".  Saphire   Feb-18-09 05:54 PM   #59 
  - Where did you get that information from? The MSM? The GOP?  Barack_America   Feb-18-09 02:42 PM   #22 
  - See post number seven.  panader0   Feb-18-09 02:48 PM   #28 
     - So what are you expecting?  Barack_America   Feb-18-09 02:56 PM   #34 
        - How about one of those "shovel ready" jobs?  panader0   Feb-18-09 03:02 PM   #39 
           - The Census is hiring.  Barack_America   Feb-18-09 03:06 PM   #41 
  - As a new social security recipient, I get a one-time $250 check.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-18-09 02:49 PM   #29 
  - You're complaining?  sandnsea   Feb-18-09 02:51 PM   #31 
     - No, I'm not.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-18-09 02:57 PM   #36 
  - Define screwing up. I'd say using your license to create money out of nothing  Greyhound   Feb-18-09 02:58 PM   #37 
  - Hey - it's your patriotic and social duty to be happy about it. Maybe your turn will come...  jmg257   Feb-18-09 03:03 PM   #40 
  - It was emphasized that this is for "the middle class" not people who bought Mc Mansions.  ShortnFiery   Feb-18-09 03:09 PM   #43 
  - What is "preyed upon"?  panader0   Feb-18-09 03:18 PM   #48 
     - The rich who started this mess are getting billions of our money  Robbien   Feb-18-09 06:32 PM   #62 
  - k/r  emilyg   Feb-18-09 03:11 PM   #44 
  - I'd rather that my neighborhood not be littered with rotting foreclosures myself, so I applaud this  blondeatlast   Feb-18-09 03:16 PM   #47 
  - Take from the responsible and give to the stupid/greedy.  Lance_Boyle   Feb-18-09 03:30 PM   #49 
  - I get what you are saying and I am in the same boat.  Lost in CT   Feb-18-09 03:33 PM   #50 
  - that would be correct  Skittles   Feb-18-09 03:58 PM   #52 
  - Moral Hazard...it's not just for Wall Street now.  MilesColtrane   Feb-18-09 05:59 PM   #60 
  - Those who screw up must always be punished, right?  treestar   Feb-18-09 06:03 PM   #61 
  - Not everyone screwed up.....  tpsbmam   Feb-18-09 08:26 PM   #64 
  - Get zip? I have heard if the house next to me goes into foreclosure the value of mine goes down 9%  NNN0LHI   Feb-18-09 08:29 PM   #65 
  - They'll probably all be section 8 homes before it's over  Mr. Hyde   Feb-18-09 10:04 PM   #68 
  - Yes, it's known as a 'moral hazard'.  riverdeep   Feb-18-09 11:21 PM   #69 
  - Exactly. I'm in a 4-engine DC-7B. Engines #1 and #4 are on fire ..  DemoTex   Feb-19-09 09:11 AM   #74 
  - It's kind of a mess and not exactly fair  adamuu   Feb-19-09 08:38 AM   #71 
  - You must not live in a neighborhood littered with  sufrommich   Feb-19-09 08:46 AM   #73 
  - I understand your concerns, but rethink your position.  olegramps   Feb-20-09 07:46 AM   #80 
 

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