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    Some denounce Obama's homeowner rescue as unfair

    Some denounce Obama's homeowner rescue as unfair

    NEW YORK – Banks got bailed out. So did automakers. So why not struggling homeowners? The question has struck a raw nerve across the country, with critics saying the Obama administration's latest housing rescue rewards people who bought homes they couldn't afford. Others counter that the taxpayer-financed plan will slow spiraling home prices and avert a deeper economic disaster.
    The rescue plan unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama offers $75 billion in incentives for banks and investors to reduce struggling home borrowers' interest rates and make other changes to loan terms. The money will come from the second half the $700 billion federal financial bailout. The goal is to keep 4 million homeowners out of foreclosure and halt free-falling home prices.

    To qualify, lenders and mortgage investors would have to agree on a lower interest rate that would be designed to reduce the borrower's mortgage payments to 38 percent of their pretax income. The government would then provide financing to bring that ratio down to 31 percent.

    Another piece is designed to help borrowers who are still making their payments on time, but want to refinance into lower mortgage rates.
    "The government is promoting bad behavior, America!" he said.

    Video of the exchange has been viewed over 1.2 million times on CNBC.com, more than any other clip in the Web site's history.

    Supporters of the plan are pushing back.

    "This is the financial equivalent of what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. Did they know they were living below sea level? Yes. Does that mean we shouldn't help them? That's ridiculous," said Kathleen Day of the nonprofit Center For Responsible Lending.
    This is what is wrong when government intervenes in a free market.

    They created the problem and here they are again to "solve" it.
    That of course happens at the expense of responsible people.

    Stupid decisions shouldn't be corrected by tax dollars.
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    Re: Some denounce Obama's homeowner rescue as unfair

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Some denounce Obama's homeowner rescue as unfair

    This is what is wrong when government intervenes in a free market.

    They created the problem and here they are again to "solve" it.
    That of course happens at the expense of responsible people.

    Stupid decisions shouldn't be corrected by tax dollars.
    It is called "Hope".

    One action justifies another is their way.
    If "A" gets $, then B, C, D and all the way through society people will be with their hands out.

    Government of course will agree, take out their abacus, and start figuring out how to level things out even more.

    Did you notice the Governors that said they wouldn't take the cash have been labeled "racist"?

    Clyburn: Opposition to stimulus is slap in face - International Herald Tribune
    The highest-ranking black congressman says opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern governors is "a slap in the face of African-Americans."
    92 to 95% of the people are paying their mortgage.
    We have to screw 90+ percent of the people, screw the nation and our free market system for a small minority of folks, most of whom made poor decisions.

    Now a precedent has been set, and as with the Chrysler loan during the Carter years... these will be used as a reference point for further and endless intrusion into our lives and the market by the Marxists.

    It's very similar to how the socialists use the courts too.
    Some leftist judge makes a ruling, setting a precedent, and the lawyers jump exploit it to the max.
    Last edited by zimmer; 02-21-09 at 04:09 AM.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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