Published: Friday, April 25 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!Those eerie echoes of years long
passed, still ring through the hallway of time and history. Remember how excited
people were? Do you remember how proud you were? Do you recall that you casted a
vote for the first African American president; you were so proud to be a part of
history.Now you once again, get to step up and be part of history
again. You now live in a declining economy, in a country that even Putin thumbs
his nose at. Few countries have respect for us. Our freedoms have eroded,
healthcare costs are still going up, division among the population is as
divisive as ever, the rich keep getting richer and the poor poorer.So much for you savior. The man who walked on water. Who can smoothly read a
teleprompter, but, is inept in every other possible way. Your defense then was,
"If you're against him then you're racists and a bigot". What
is the defense for him now? Oh, yes. If you oppose him you still are those
things and it's everyone else's fault but his.
Thanks, Obama, for making the financial system crash and the subsequent bailout
before you were elected.
The fact of the matter is: we have horrible leaders in our nation.
Yeah, let's blame Obama for Reaganomics not working. Sheesh
Perks for who? If the wealthy means the top 1% then this myth is still a myth
becasue the 1% don't pay interest or fees or taxes or governemnt for
anything, its a cash and carry tax write off world for them.The
middle class is the other 99% who are making less than $250,000 each per year.
These so called lower interest rate perks are in the form of
subsidized funding so banks collect the same percentage rates as the wealthy are
charged. The kicker is that the middle class and poverty stricken are funding
and paying the subsidized compensation offset because of a poor class population
(middle-class) workers.There are no perks for the poor, we pay the
difference in taxes or loans the federal reserve borrows in our future
generations for the next 60 years. Dreams of prosperity to own a home and
swimming pool is a myth without prosperity to pay for it. As long as "share
the wealth" and "equality of pay" is controlled by government,
dreams are 6 generations of kicking the can with $18 Trillion dollar debts down
My parents bought their first home on the GI bill. Subsidized mortgage, smacks
of socialism right?Flash forward to today. The already well-off get
the cheap-o mortgage rate, and a rather substantial tax benefit (you get to
write off your mortgage interest). And you can do this for a second home.
People of modest means have trouble finding something they can afford, must less
the down payment and the monthly mortgage costs. Seems to me we were
better off in the 50's when "socialism" helped my struggling
parents buy their first home.
@ OrdinaryfolksIf you were a bank who would you rather lend to.
Someone who has money to pay you back or someone who does not. Someone with
plenty of assets is a lower risk and should get a lower rate. As
for the people who complain about inequality, most people's financial
positions are the consequence of their own behavior. I am not one of the 1%,
but I should be a lot closer than I am. Instead of saving and investing in
assets which grow, I invested in vacations, cars and TVs. I know people who
have made far less than I have who are far wealthier because they saved instead
of spent. They bought mutual funds and investment property instead of
restaurant meals, movie tickets and houses with extra bedrooms. Should I be mad
at them or vilify them for having the willpower I lacked?There is an
easy way to become wealthy, spend less than you make. The more assets you have,
the faster they grow. Our grandparents knew this. The average size of a home
has more than doubled since the 1950s. Why do we blame others because we lack
the discipline to save.
You vote for Obama.You live by Obama!
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