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By Misty - Posted on 08 September 2010
On the mid-terms...
I lost the link for the top cartoon... sorry
You'll love this one!
found it! They let you email it.
Yeah, I would say that the first one is pretty funny, but the fact is for me, I still would prefer the failed policies of George W. Bush over the failed policies of Barack Obama. This is not because of the simple "R" infront of his name, but rather because I feel that his policies are doing less permanent damage to this country.
Also, I just found this very interesting website with a bunch of congressional polls if anyone wants to take a look.
I don't blame Bush for any "home ownership scheme", unless you're talking about something of which I'm unaware.
I blame real estate speculators and the "flip this house" mentality of purchasing homes as investments rather as places to live.
Anyway, these comics are spot on.
I don't blame Bush for any "home ownership scheme", unless you're talking about something of which I'm unaware. Tin Soldier
Bush speech May 17, 2002 encouraging Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. "Compassionate Conservatism," Expand Capital.
Well, I'm all for home ownership for people. It's the speculators which drove the prices up so far that regular folks had a problem getting into homes. *shrug*
It's certainly not something I blame Bush for. Encouraging home ownership as part of the American Dream has been going on for a long time now.
NPR: Americans Rethinking Home Ownership (8/2010)
For more than 20 years, the mantra in Washington has been "more, not less" when it comes to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the expansion of homeownership.
"One of the great successes of the United States in this century has been the partnership forged by the National Government and private sector to steadily expand the dream of home ownership to all Americans," Bill Clinton once said.
George W. Bush also had faith. "I do believe in the American Dream," he said. "And I believe that those of us who have been given positions of responsibility must do everything we can to spotlight the dream and make sure the dream shines in all neighborhoods all throughout our country. Owning a home is a part of that dream."
But even as politicians of both parties have praised the idea of home ownership for decades, many Americans are starting to question if homeownership is the only path to the American Dream. And with the financial crisis and near-collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, policy leaders are also rethinking the government's role in all of it.
The complete piece is at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129348144&f=1001
As of 2008, Fannie Mae and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) owned or guaranteed about half or 56.8% of the U.S.'s $12 trillion mortgage market
Heading for the next bubble?
Fannie Mae agreed to finance loans to homebuyers putting as little as $1,000 down without getting the approval of the U.S. agency in charge of minimizing the costs of the mortgage company’s bailout.
More supposition and opinion based on... nothing. At least the end of the article held a little bit of truth to it.
Much like an article a friend of mine posted on Facebook: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2013684,00.html
It's just gum-flapping, and the idea that working people shouldn't buy homes in order to chase jobs around the country is frankly both condescending and insulting. I don't know about you but I don't want to be a migrant, and I don't know anyone who does.
The two pillars of the American Dream have always been owning your own land and owning your own business. Not everyone can achieve the second pillar, but the first is one that anyone can, and should, attempt to achieve.
Owning your own piece of America has been the American Dream even before there was a USA, from colonial times, through homesteading times, and to the present.
The article I linked above even claims that owning a home and a car helps build better and more stable families, communities, and schools. There is very little downside.
Now I, personally, moved around a lot as a kid and owning a home has been a dream of mine ever since I was probably seven or eight years old. As an adult I had to work two jobs for eight months just to save up a piddling amount for closing costs and maybe even a little down (probably around $1000 as has been cited). Even though I'm a veteran, I couldn't get a VA-backed loan because I didn't make enough money, I had to get an FHA-backed loan. It was adjustable rate and I had to pay mortgage insurance, too.
Fortunately the adjustable rate kept going down, and the contract stated that it could never go up more than 1% in one year (it never even went up that much). About five years ago I refinanced and got a fixed-rate mortgage and no mortgage insurance.
It's a humble home, about 970 sq. feet 3 bedroom 1 bath on a 5000 sq. foot lot. It's not much but it's mine. My family has lived here for over ten years now. My daughter was conceived and born here. My boys went to elementary school, middle school, and now high school here.
Of all the dreams I've ever had, homeownership is the only one which has ever truly come true.
I don't think that working folks, folks who have a problem saving up $1000, are to blame for the housing bubble, and I don't think they should be discouraged from buying homes. At blame is the speculation which kept increasing the price of real estate out of the reach of us working folks until few of us could afford a home, and the predatory lenders who either lied for people or encouraged them to lie or to buy more home than they could afford.
So I reject utterly that buying a home is something that a family shouldn't do. And it just makes me very, very angry when people suggest that we should just become migratory workers instead, or that we're somehow to blame for the housing bubble or the financial crisis.
They can kiss my homeowning, American Dreaming butt.
If we were true Republicans and not the Corporatists like we are now, then many of these problems wouldn't exist
BINGO!!! And that is exactly why WE are not the RINOs, but the current GOP is.
As for the Socialism comment, I suggest you look into what real socialism actually consists of.
If you folks are the real GOP, then you would say that we ought to completely get rid of Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. If you think that we should keep them, you are not the "real GOP" we talk about.
Thanks you Suzi! I am so tired of Obama and Democrats being deemed, socialist! The right is so good at Propoganda..( say enough...people will accept it as fact)
"Peace Cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
It's pretty hard to argue that we're
a capitalist country when the government directly controls over 60% of
the economy, but I digress.
Also see my final post here: http://www.republicansforobama.org/node/8725#comment-115282
Amen Liz....and this particular poster has an over inflated sense of self and his knowledge. Sheesh!!
And how exactly have I've done that? By citing statistics?
At this point, is that really the best argument you can come up with?
You insult us and call us names....I hardly call that, or giving your opinion and the opinion of a PAC, citing statistics.
You spammed the board with notations linking your "final post" (I guess you were just teasing us about that part, huh?), as if it were of earth shaking importance. THAT is how you've done that.
Thanks Suzi. I've been thinking of posting that he's acting like a troll, baiting us about not being the real GOP. By looking around one can see that our opinions are quite nuanced, and hardly anyone strictly goes with a party line.
Also, his statistics? I tried googling, and I only came across that that 60% of economy line by a blogger who cited Michelle Malkin, and used NWO as a tag. I have come across the 60% figure as the percentage of U.S. GDP controlled by the six largest banks. Talk about oligarchy!
Actually federal spending is 24% of GDP. I highly doubt that if you add state, county and local government spending it would reach anywhere near 60%.
But 24% is still WAY TOO HIGH.
Reread what she wrote Brandon. She didn't say Federal spending.
How was the wedding?
I'm not really sure what he means "by the government directly controls over 60% of the economy" so I thought the GDP figure might be useful.
The wedding was perfect. She had unbelievable weather and there was no oil on the beach. I never got in the water, but I did eat seafood twice and lived, so I was happy.
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