“"$481 million in lost property tax revenue to the city, and $1.2 billion in Los Angeles for "increased costs of safety inspections, police and fire calls, trash removal and property maintenance.... "
Am I the only one to notice the costs exceed the revenue by a facor of 3. While I agree predatory loans/bankers are wong it is still up to the individual to know what they can afford and not blame others for yourself essentially "buying" something you could not afford. Man if I think of what I was offered. I just said NO!”
Dad2three on Dec 6, 2013 at 22:23:05
“Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime
Predatory lending was widely understood to present a looming national crisis.
What did the Bush administration do in response? Did it reverse course and decide to take action to halt this burgeoning scourge?
Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye
In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative
Dubya was warned by the FBI of an "epidemic" of mortgage fraud in 2004. He gave them less resources. Later in 2004 Dubya allowed the leverage rules to go from 12-1 to 33-1 which flooded the market with cheap money!
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble
He insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac meet ambitious new goals for low-income lending.
Lots of programs have always been in place to encourage home ownership, etc, but the absolutely insane stuff came when the banks basically gave up on lending standards.
The Bush Mortgage Bubble started in late 2004. that was the same year bush implemented his toxic housing polcies”
cats530 on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:01:15
“"is still up to the individual to know what they can afford and not blame others for yourself essentially "buying" something you could not afford."
So what are your feelings on DUE DILIGENCE on the part of the banks in making the loan? Crickets, you say? I thought so...”
“I work at hospital They freeload all the time. never pay. I get paid less/have hrs cut back all the time because of all the freeloaders who refuse to get health insurance because they "never get sick" and all of a sudden... Also if the state does kick in a bit (rarely these days) I pay that bill too. Foool!!! Do your homework and think before you type. One of the big reasons healthcare is expensive (yes there is corporate greed etc.) is the fact that hospitals have to absorb so many freeloaders (no longer paid buy the state or federal tax bills). So you too get the bill next time you use healthcare. Man you are stoooooopid! The seasonal adjustment can be up to 40%!!!!!”
one bad mama on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:51:00
“The fact that you don't mind being "FORCED" to buy something you don't need by the government...with threat of penalty , fines, and IRS attacks is exactly where the problem lies. It puts you right in the lemming catagory. You are just one of the suckers that believes the lies. You will pay much more thru Abomination Care than you ever imagined... much more than your old policy. No matter who you think you are pay for. You have been "BAITED"... the "SWITCH" is coming soon...You may have to get a second job at a fast food restaurant to pay for your insurance...good luck....LOL”
“They do it all the time wrt car and auto insurance and nobody seems to have a probelm with that??? Also in this (free) country it is also unconstituitional to force people to pay other peoples health care bills bceause they do not want to insured for "future uncertain events"....”
one bad mama on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:18:43
“Don't drive......Don't pay...that's an OPT OUT...There is no OPT OUT with abomination care ...that's where it becomes Unconstitutional.....and when is the last time you got a bill for someone elses healthcare...fool”
“Thank you so much. I am for Liberty and voluntary exchange. And thus, I respect your choice to shop there or not as your choice. We all choose who and what we will reward with our dollars and it's the concept of "choice" I wish to protect.”
“the reason there are so few beds is because there were no payers. That is the connection. The vast majority of people that needed treatment were self payers or untreated. No paying demand, no supply. It all went away. Hopefully that will change now. My son had an issue in my state and we had a problem finding a bed for him even though my insurance paid (it took 2 dyas in a holding bed). The beds are just not there anymore. He is fine now, like nothing happened, but it was a dark time.. My condolences to the family and wishing him a speedy recovery”
msbriney on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:40:49
“I agree with you. This mental health issue has been shoved under the bed far to long. It is a bigger problem then most want to admit. Admitting we have a mentally ill person is very hard on families and the person so we tend not to do much about it. This may change if people speak out about it. But lets face it Obamacare sure isn't the answer. The answer is We The People admitting the problem.”
“this is a joke .. right? can we get back to real issues please!!!!”
Eris23Skidoo on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:08:18
“Theft is a real issue.”
tlsgwm on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:54:21
“The joke is Senator Paul first attacking the messengers, then denying he ever committed plagiarism and now trying to play the victim card. He's pathetic and we should be able to much better for a U.S. Senator, regardless of one's political leanings.”
“Most of all these little do goody liberals (especially those that comment on here) remind me of Sunday Christians. They love to to throw around all the right words and act like they are expected to but in reality they usually (and of course I am generalizing as that is all there is space for here) don't care much at all. The very reason they like all these programs is because they think that if you throw enough money at these social woes then you don't actually have to do anything yourself (get your hands dirty as they say). Make it somebody elses problem. Kinda like the 1%ers they like to cry about.”
“Thank you. This so called "stereotypeing" is actually neuro-association. People need to look it up. I am so tired of this nonsense. Well said. Also if I was parked in the dark and a bunch of out of control teenagers came down the road, rowdy and acting like ganstas (thats the new way to spell it I believe) I would lock my doors too, long before I knew if they were black white or any color in between....I doubt I would even get closer enough to find out. So enough of the sorry for yourself stories Mt President, that's life.”
“While he makes good comments (not always totally unbiased and sometimes misleading) this is NOT the time or place. He is the Presisdent for heavens sake. These crusade speaches are for when he is done and he os looking for a cause. He tried, but he just couldn't help himself. He had to stick his nose in and comment from a position of power.”
247STYL on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:21:02
“WHEN is the time and place? It's never the right time or place for a discussion about racism. Yes he is the President for heaven's sake and so has a duty to address the black people of America who are also, believe it or not, part of this country and deserve to be addressed by the president. We WANT him to "stick his nose in" from his position of power. So, don't tell us what we want or don't want from the president.”
MiLadyDre on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:17:57
“I'd say its the perfect time and place. So many people thought there would be rioting in the streets when this verdict came down. And other than a few minor incidences there was no rioting. I think the President spoke from the heart and yes, sometimes the heart is biased. I think that was his point. That the black community is looking at this through the eyes of a people that have been viewed as doing something wrong even when they arent doing anything.
I'd say the best place to speak from is a position of power. Its what you choose to say while there thats the issue. He spoke very eloquently and asked that people accept the verdict. Nothing wrong in that.”
darasja on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:16:31
“He is the leader of free world. And a hero and role model to most African Americans. He represents everyone of us. If he didn't say anything honestly the black community would be arguing that he doesn't care and he is a traitor to his race. No matter what he does or says someone isn't going to be happy. That is what being a president entails. And he doesn't care what anyone thinks. He spoke from his heart . . . He's human an African American human who has been profiled and experienced prejudice before. Of course he will share his experience. Imagine you were a white president and a police shot your dog a couple of years ago (before you were president) and there was this big national spotlight on a police shooting a dog that was a little too playful. Of course you are going to become emotional and make a speech for all the sympathetic dog owners who are hurt by the experience and the actual owner of the dog. He did nothing wrong.”
mmjcrab711 on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:14:05
“This is the perfect time and the perfect place. Sorry if it gets in the way of your designated agenda. A youth was killed.”
Jim Thurin on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:10:02
“IMO, he was addressing the reason that blacks and whites in this country view this event from so vastly different perspectives. It was an attempt to help foster understanding.”
“I really hope this was not funded with any tax payer dollars. That being said should you not include in a memorial of this kind the reason a group is persecuted. If it is for being gay some symbolism of that, if it is for being jewish then some symbolism of that. This is NOT promoting the religion by any means. I am NOT Jewish BTW.”
“The law is outdated and racist and needs to be scrapped. that is my point.I am aware the decision was correctly made according to the law and the history behind the law, perhaps I didnt mention that. but it's long overdue for them to become part of the united states of America. Can't have it both ways for ever.”
debbie29469 on Jul 18, 2013 at 16:44:51
“But the law has not been scrapped; it is still the law. The decision was NOT made in accordance with the law. The US Supreme Court nor the SC Supreme Court have no jurisdiction over an Indian child...only the Cherokee Nation's court can forfeit it's right to hear the case to other authorities. The child should never have been given to another family except through the Cherokee Nation's Tribal Council. The adoption has not yet been accomplished and the father has had the child since 2011; he responded as soon as he learned of the adoption (I'm sure he was notified as required by law). Agree or disagree, we cannot let our court system override standing law...they can't just do as they please. Well, they obviously can, but the next time, they may be trampling on a law that benefits YOU.”
“You don't think that is just her knowing what was coming so setting up accordingly (probably with illegal insider info anyway). What I am saying it is the other way around? But you make an interesting point. She knew this bill was going to be forced through long ago so that's why she did what she did, where as for anybody else business is a gamble, for her it was a sure bet. Hmmm.”
“I don't know were you live but here (in CA) they are. There limitations on procedures you may do, beyond which you have to take the procedure to an "outpatient surgical center"... same thing as in the article with all the same rquirements. So certainly here there is no double standard. Heck you not even allowed to drive after some seemingly innocuous procedures. Of course policing it (like always) is a whole different ball game. have a grt weekend”
TVs Scotty J on Jul 18, 2013 at 15:39:25
“We're not talking about California. We're talking about Texas...”