April 27, 2008

"The government ignores the prudent ones"

"In all this discussion about all these poor people losing their homes, they never talk about people who didn't buy homes in this chaos. They said this is stupid, I'm not going to buy a house that is wildly overpriced. I'm going to wait until prices come down. The government ignores the prudent ones."

- Christopher Thornberg, April 2008


DON'T BE IGNORED. NO HOUSING GAMBLER BAILOUT.

Visit Stop the Mortgage Bailout

Sign the no-bailout petition here

Write your congressman here

Write a letter to your local newspaper

Or start something yourself. Take over an office. Disrupt an event. Mount a protest. Or just take it lying down like they want you to.



19 comments:

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Mark said...

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The liberal war on savers and those who take personal responsibility...

Anonymous said...

Why should I protest this? First, nothing will change until people start to wake up in debtors prisons. And you KNOW thats what the internment camps are. Second, those that have been paying attention are prepared to benifit from this obvious stupidity. Why should we argue against out selfish best interest?

Shakster said...

Dude. As if being recognized by the Government is a good thing.
Being Recognized at all is how all they FBs got into trouble in the first place.
After Food ,and Shelter the need to be popular in the US is a powerful driver of economics.It's the reason why the Wealthy take the money of the middle class with ease.
Consume this ,consume that,or be left behind ,and unrecognized,unpopular,or worse.Being unrecognized in Los Angeles is linked to mental depression,and suicide.Sad.

Paul E. Math said...

Okay, so Vegas would have been fun. But my preference all along would have been a protest or march on DC.

Nothing fancy or complicated. We just show up with bullhorns wherever it is that these protests are done (I've never actually been to DC). Hey, maybe somebody makes some signs or something, I don't know. We scream our heads off then we go for beers.

Maybe the signs say "I am not an animal - I am a renter". Or "I rent and I vote". Or "I pay taxes and you work for me!" You know, shit like that.

bitterrenter said...

Another lost idiot soul who wants to blame liberalism for the problem.

Go ahead Mark. Vote republican. Keep voting republican. After 30 years of pursuing conservative economic policy we're on the brink of disaster with the top 10% taking off with all the goodies. I figure another 30 and we'll see your kids living in tents eating from the trash.

Why do I enjoy stories about how the middle class is suffering? Because they keep voting republican.

Anonymous said...

ya we are the ones that get screwed.

Paul E. Math said...

I just sent out an annoying email to a bunch of friends requesting that they sign the petition. It is my new policy that whenever anyone asks me for donations to charity rides or to buy girl scout cookies I am going to blackmail them to sign the petition.

There are only 9,000 signatures on the petition - that's pathetic. If everyone blackmails their friends then the signatures should be in the millions.

I also joined the 'stop the mortgage bailout' group on facebook. The group only has 2 members now but the membership is doubling daily!

Let's step it up.

mairca izda debol said...

Tax the middle class to pay for welfare for the rich and poor. The time for pitchforks is getting closer

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

Why do I enjoy stories about how the middle class is suffering? Because they keep voting republican.

The problem is that the middle class, by Democrats' definition, are "rich" and deserve to be taxed more. Therefore they have no choice but Republicans.

belchorama said...

I've tried to write letters to the editor to this effect at the SF Chronicle repeatedly. They haven't published any of them. They'd rather publish the thoughts of the dumbasses that bought at the peak - "Waaaaa. I bought at the peak and now I'm way underwater. Someone should bail me out because it's not my fault I'm stupid."

wiserenter said...

www.angryrenter.com

Anonymous said...

"...Vote republican. Keep voting republican..."

I will.

And NOT out of the purest of altruistic motives.

Gasoline>>>FIRE.

mairca izda debol said...

Why do I enjoy stories about how the middle class is suffering? Because they keep voting republican.

Why do I enjoy stories about how the welfare class is suffering? Because they keep voting democrat.

Anonymous said...

"Another lost idiot soul who wants to blame liberalism for the problem."

Using taxpayer money to bail out the irresponsible and punishing the prudent is a liberal idea. What part of that do you not understand?

"Go ahead Mark. Vote republican. Keep voting republican. After 30 years of pursuing conservative economic policy we're on the brink of disaster with the top 10% taking off with all the goodies."

And that top 10% includes people like, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, both of whom are filthy Democrats.

"I figure another 30 and we'll see your kids living in tents eating from the trash.

Why do I enjoy stories about how the middle class is suffering? Because they keep voting republican."

First of all, it's not true. second, you are VERY naive if you believe the Democrats have the moral high-ground when it comes to protecting the middle class. Are aware of Hillary's record of supporting Indian lobbyists who want to have more jobs offshored to Asia and get more H1Bs for the jobs tha can't? Like most of the il-informed who are supporting her, I assume not.

tater said...

Yeah, the Gubermint does ignore the prudent. It is the prudent who are taking it up the yazoo whilst these realtors, bankers/financial bigwigs and mega-corp homebuilders all get free passes.

Free pass to realtors: Bail out the financially ignorant, and crank back up this ponzi-scheme called "homeownership". Gotta' keep those 6 per centers happy.
Lawrence Yun is running out of ramen noodles.

Free pass to bankers/financial bigwigs (only two words): Helicopter Ben

Free pass to mega-corp homebuilders: Tax breaks in the BILLIONS I'm sure that the NAHB is gonna restart giving PAC money, since they now get their slice of this "free-pass" pie.

Anonymous said...

"Using taxpayer money to bail out the irresponsible and punishing the prudent is a liberal idea. What part of that do you not understand?"

The GOP has embraced ALL the worst aspects of liberalism, and are in DEEP DENIAL about it. Do YOU understand?

Of course not; you are the problem. Furiously wagging your finger at the other nest; oblivious to the deep rot that has infiltrated our party.

mairca izda debol said...

The war on the middle class is being waged by democrats because there is no middle class in a socialist society. There is the ruling political class and the masses slaving to serve the political ruling party, be it the Maoists, Communists, Leftists, Khmer Rouge, Shining Path or whatever name they give themselves. All you need to do is look at Red China compared to Taiwan. North Korea compared to South Korea. Look at the USSR and Cuba. You have the filthy rich limosine liberals eating caviar while the masses lived in squalor. It is the socialists who enslave the masses to enrich themselves.

Refuse to buy overpriced said...

Paul E. Math,

You are 100% correct, 9,000 signatures is pathetic. The "Angry Renter" petition has more, something like 17,000 signatures last time I looked.

E-mailing friends is definately a great idea, I think that is why the "Angry Renter" petition got more signatures in less time.

I will email links to both petitions to everyone I know.

To truly be successful, this political movement has to move beyond cyberspace into real live person to person politics. I wrote a petiton of my own some time back, and I emailed it to everyone at my company. Only one person signed. Then I took the same petition and physically handed it to the same people, one at a time, and asked them what they thought of it. 90% signed.

The 9,000 people who had enough initiative to find the online petition can be a powerful force, if they organize into local anti-bailout groups.

Anyone reading this from Monmouth County or Ocean County New Jersey, please email me: jcgruskos@aol.com