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Old 04-15-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Did someone repeal the laws pertaining to breaking and entering?
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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If you are from ACORN it's ok. Obama has your back. He trained these people on how to do this for crying out loud.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: California
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Put the squatter in jail, then they will have a roof over their heads.

I feel horrible for people who loose their homes to foreclosure, but there is nothing special about people today who are being foreclosed upon that makes them eligible to thumb their noses at the law and do whatever they want. Nobody would put up with this in the past and I wouldn't put up with it today. Adults, grown up people, entered into financial contracts under their own free will knowing what their responsibilities were and what would happen if they failed to live up to it.

Contracts require the person be somewhat intelligent and responsible. Homeownership does too. If you can't do one, you can't do the other.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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Put the squatter in jail, then they will have a roof over their heads.

I feel horrible for people who loose their homes to foreclosure, but there is nothing special about people today who are being foreclosed upon that makes them eligible to thumb their noses at the law and do whatever they want. Nobody would put up with this in the past and I wouldn't put up with it today. Adults, grown up people, entered into financial contracts under their own free will knowing what their responsibilities were and what would happen if they failed to live up to it.

Contracts require the person be somewhat intelligent and responsible. Homeownership does too. If you can't do one, you can't do the other.
Agreed. Everyone got greedy. From the buyers, who knew they could not afford these homes to begin with, to the greedy lenders who wrote up these loans, everyone is at fault.
Now about sending them to jail, please..that's more money we'll have to dish out to feed and clothe people who aren't hard core criminals. I say, back to the shelters. Not prison.

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If you are from ACORN it's ok. Obama has your back. He trained these people on how to do this for crying out loud.

Last edited by CaseyB; 10-17-2009 at 03:43 PM.. Reason: rude, discuss the topic, please.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:39 AM
 
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Exclamation It's A Process.

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Bush was a horrible president I agree, but too late to blame him now. This lack of regard for the law is happening on Obama's watch. When is Obama's spending plan going ot truely start helping people as Obama said it would???? Seems thing are getting worse under Obama.....seems the US is creeping closer to third world / banana republic status under Obama.
I believe that our President, then Presidential Candidate, stated that things would get worse before they got better. It took a few or more terms of horrible ABSOLUTELY DETRIMENTAL presidents before President Obama to bring America to where it is now...So, why does everyone expect everything to happen in a matter of days and months? We, as Americans, have to find ways to survive while we wait for the calvary to come! Doing this, well, we just might save ourselves. However, change is coming but it takes us all-working together to get that change.

As an addendum: if politicians would stop being politicians and focusing so much on political parties and on what's best for America utilizing what we have available to us now then 'things' would get better a lot faster b/c we will be ONE NATION UNITIED UNDER ONE COLLECTIVE CAUSE...and not one nation u-n-t-i-e-d and divided against eachother. This weakens our position with world leaders, btw and makes us more vulnerable to our enemies.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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Put the squatter in jail, then they will have a roof over their heads.

I feel horrible for people who loose their homes to foreclosure, but there is nothing special about people today who are being foreclosed upon that makes them eligible to thumb their noses at the law and do whatever they want. Nobody would put up with this in the past and I wouldn't put up with it today. Adults, grown up people, entered into financial contracts under their own free will knowing what their responsibilities were and what would happen if they failed to live up to it.

Contracts require the person be somewhat intelligent and responsible. Homeownership does too. If you can't do one, you can't do the other.
nice post!
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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These homes were paid off by Bush with the TARP and again by Obama with the AIG bailout. Why does the bank, who has been paid twice for the property, still own it. They belong to the taxpayer
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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So what is wrong with people who are foreclosed on because they can't pay the mortgage rent for awhile until they saved up the money to buy a small house like they should have in he first place?

They want to live in McMansions when the average person can't do that. Lots and lots of people did not buy into the no down payment and a small payment each month mortgage crap. They walked away even when they were told it would all work out and be ok.

Now we have to pay for our neighbors' mortgage. Is that right?
Because of the greedy financial corporations and their lawless behavior, people who purchased affordable homes saw their payments double and triple as financial institutions frantically tried to bail themselves out of a situation of their own making.

Additionally, these same institutions and lenders were handing out home loans to people who had no business getting them.

When it all came crashing down, people were forced out of their "average" homes by the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions. A good portion of those people could have stayed in their home had it not been for the greed, glut, and corruption of the banking institutions. People lost their homes while the heads of the corporations reaped million dollar bonuses for bankrupting the institutions they worked for.

And the American taxpayer got to bail them out....disgusting.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Because of the greedy financial corporations and their lawless behavior, people who purchased affordable homes saw their payments double and triple as financial institutions frantically tried to bail themselves out of a situation of their own making.

Additionally, these same institutions and lenders were handing out home loans to people who had no business getting them.

When it all came crashing down, people were forced out of their "average" homes by the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions. A good portion of those people could have stayed in their home had it not been for the greed, glut, and corruption of the banking institutions. People lost their homes while the heads of the corporations reaped million dollar bonuses for bankrupting the institutions they worked for.

And the American taxpayer got to bail them out....disgusting.
there is enough blame to go all around.
people CHOSE to buy more home than they could afford, while responsible people did not. there is no excuse for signing a contract that you do not understand when you have options. there are people who can afford the homes they live in, as well as people who have paid their homes off. they should NOT be punished for their frugality.

i agree 100% that there was NO EXCUSE to bail out the banks that gambled on these sham loans. the bad banks would have failed and the responsible banks would have taken over. our government did the wrong thing bailing those bad banks out and it is doing the wrong thing now by refusing to reform the system, setting us up for yet another failure!
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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If you are from ACORN it's ok. Obama has your back. He trained these people on how to do this for crying out loud.
Oh, yeah? Prove your accusations.

Are you another poster who has had ACORN imprinted on your brain?
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