( – promoted by buhdydharma )
oh no, it couldn’t happen to ME,” snobs.
The “It’s all those stupid borrowers fault!” arrogant snobs.
The “I have no problem with them being put on the street if they’re not paying,” snobs.
Here’s a few questions I have for them, red-hot off the griddle of my righteous indignation about the foreclosure fandango:
Dear Mr Snob,
Haven’t you heard interviews with some of these people? Did you listen up when you had the chance?
They never had had a pot to piss in, weren’t from families that’d owned houses, had NO CLUE what the process might be.
NO CLUE that someone could lie to them.
NO CLUE (because they were lied to left and right) that their mortgages were going to double or triple when the interest rates jacked up.
Someone like you and me, nice middle-class family, or at least some common sense and self-education, some formal education — we didn’t SIGN those stupid “jack your payments up” loans. We avoided them, because we understood what they meant.
You know, 2 years later, or 1.5 years later, those people were asked to pay DOUBLE the original payment. Could you have handled that?
I really think you need to hold a couple more blue collar jobs, so you can meet and truly get to understand the depth of simplicity and gullibility that many people in the “have not” category have.
We had BILLIONS for bankers — who maintained their multi-million dollar a YEAR incomes, and thus, saved their multi-million dollar mansions, marriages, possessions, college funds for their kids, etc.
But WHERE was the money to just simply re-negotiate a few of these loans for these people? WTF good does it do our country to have these people on the street, their children not getting good educations, and the houses sitting empty?
Answer me that, Mr Snob. Those homeless people, those traumatized children who’re missing out on learning, because homelessness is NOT conducive to learning, and for damned sure doesn’t allow your parents to send you to college — how in the hell are they going to be able to add GOOD to our society?
Mr Snob, if you had an bleeping clue about what Habitat for Humanity is about, you would know that it’s exactly about the fact that if you lift a family out of sub-standard housing, or homelessness, every member begins to thrive, and contribute to society on a more positive level.
Good grief. Habitat for Humanity has worked smart, and worked tirelessly, to bring hundreds of thousands of USA residents out of grindingly bleak housing. For over three decades.
And here we are, in a scant year or so, throwing millions of families on the trash-heap of homelessness — as though they were no more important than yesterday’s big mac wrapper.