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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 01:41 PM
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23. At the risk of sounding like a Nationalist
and I am quite concerned with my feelings on this. My opinion is still subject to change... I am really trying to understand the reasoning behind this bill.

With that caveat I ask this:

Can't we find a way to help AMERICANS stay in there homes, and encourage people to buy homes? Why are we reaching out to other countries to buy homes when we have so many going without here in this country? I can understand the economic stimulus that you speak of, but to offer a 3 year VISA for people to buy American homes seems rather short sighted.

They are going to have to leave after 3 years -- While they are here, they aren't going to be given work visas.

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  -WTF is Congress doing? ProSense  Oct-25-11 10:40 AM   #0 
  - That's why I'm going to focus my campaign time on Senate and House races this time around.  ClassWarrior   Oct-25-11 10:47 AM   #1 
  - Congress is truly fucked up.  boxman15   Oct-25-11 10:55 AM   #2 
  - Just what the Russian mobsters and  DocMac   Oct-25-11 11:17 AM   #3 
  - Look at Greece. That's the oligarch's model for us. Bankrupty sale. Endgame. n/t  Scuba   Oct-25-11 11:23 AM   #4 
  - I think that there have been similar programs for many years...  JNinWB   Oct-25-11 11:41 AM   #5 
  - careful expressing too strong an opinion  Enrique   Oct-25-11 11:53 AM   #6 
  - Here's an idea  ProSense   Oct-25-11 11:55 AM   #7 
  - I'm skeptical but not outraged  Enrique   Oct-25-11 12:12 PM   #10 
     - So  ProSense   Oct-25-11 12:22 PM   #11 
        - your outrage is righteous  Enrique   Oct-25-11 12:45 PM   #12 
        - Hmmm?  ProSense   Oct-25-11 01:06 PM   #15 
        - Once the VISA expires...  Raine1967   Oct-25-11 01:16 PM   #16 
  - ROFL  slay   Oct-25-11 12:00 PM   #9 
  - LOL  Cali_Democrat   Oct-25-11 12:59 PM   #13 
  - I wonder that myself everyday  slay   Oct-25-11 11:59 AM   #8 
  - "young, just entering the market" homebuyers would not be hurt by this.  former9thward   Oct-25-11 01:05 PM   #14 
  - I'm not so sure.  Raine1967   Oct-25-11 01:23 PM   #17 
  - i could see it helping Florida  Enrique   Oct-25-11 01:27 PM   #20 
  - California, which could benefit from this program,  JNinWB   Oct-25-11 01:34 PM   #22 
  - At the risk of sounding like a Nationalist  Raine1967   Oct-25-11 01:41 PM   #23 
  - No that is not true.  former9thward   Oct-25-11 02:14 PM   #27 
  - yes  handmade34   Oct-25-11 09:12 PM   #37 
  - First of all  ProSense   Oct-25-11 01:27 PM   #19 
     - That is a critical point.  Raine1967   Oct-25-11 01:49 PM   #25 
  - During the property boom, builders in my area (SoCal) overbuilt huge million $$ plus McMansions.  JNinWB   Oct-25-11 01:26 PM   #18 
  - My home just sold to a Chinese person who paid cash!  golfguru   Oct-25-11 01:44 PM   #24 
  - I went to Lee's website:  Raine1967   Oct-25-11 01:34 PM   #21 
  - +1  handmade34   Oct-25-11 09:14 PM   #38 
  - Right-wing immigration hypocrisy at its best!  meow2u3   Oct-25-11 02:11 PM   #26 
  - Most people can not afford 500K plus houses; no down payment or high annual income.  JNinWB   Oct-25-11 03:25 PM   #28 
  - Doing this will end up inflating many othe costs in desirable areas nt  flamingdem   Oct-25-11 04:03 PM   #29 
  - This is unlikely. A few rich immigrants purchasing homes cannot do much inflating.  JNinWB   Oct-25-11 04:51 PM   #31 
     - I'm happy to let the prices drop, enough of housing bubbles and unreal prices nt  flamingdem   Oct-25-11 06:27 PM   #32 
     - Talk to the Japanese...  JuniperLea   Oct-25-11 07:23 PM   #34 
  - We'll need McHouses that can be afforded...  JuniperLea   Oct-25-11 04:25 PM   #30 
     - Exactly, let's not get distracted with bandaids pushed by homeowners who stand to gain nt  flamingdem   Oct-25-11 06:30 PM   #33 
        - As you said upthread...  JuniperLea   Oct-25-11 07:24 PM   #35 
           - Imagine that!  flamingdem   Oct-25-11 08:56 PM   #36 

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