Dec 20, 2008

Dateline NBC

I watched Dateline last night and was in tears. Chris Hanson did a piece about foreclosures and it was heartwrenching. The one family that did it for me was a hispanic family who lived in Miami. They came to evict the family, the husband was at work. She was home with their two small children. The sheriff called the man at work and he came right home. This man works for the city, I believe the water dept. Chris Hanson asked him what happened. The man had bought the house and his mortgage was 2,000 a month. 5 years lated they doubled it, 4,000 a month. He had tears and said he simply couldn't do it. They loaded up the car and drove off to go sleep on the floor of a friends house. They showed a man in Vegas, crying on what was no longer going to be his front steps. He just kept saying, "What the hell, my daughter has a loser as a father, a loser, I can't keep a house". I do not have the stomach for this. Yes, we reap what we sow. Some of us have made poor choices. Maybe just one poor choice. What about the poor shmuck who gets up every fucking day and WORKS? Perhaps the collar of his frayed shirt is blue. The farmer with callouses on his arthritic hands, who's crop no longer yields a profit? Do you think the JP Morgans' are concerned? Yes, they bailed out the banks. The banks have money; they are sittting on it and not lending it. I love where I live. I love my country. Sadly I am starting to awaken to the fact that no amount of santizer can clean the hands of those that manage our loans and money. Help must come from our inner core and our belief in the constitution and our rights as Americans. Help will come in the form of neighbors with a roast. The mechanic down the street who will ply his trade to fix your car so you can go look for a job. The community will help the community. I am not going to look to the folks at the top of the mountain. They have nosebleeds and the blood is staining the valley.


the walking man said...

Read the online edition of the New York Times there are about three articles, one concerning how the White House allowed this situation to escalate.

What the Miami worker and the Las Vegas man HAVE to realize that it is not their fault other than taking a deceptively cheap ARM instead of an FHA backed mortgage. Again it is shown that them with the nosebleeds because of their desire for year end bonuses are the one responsible for this misery.

Although it is scant comfort in the short run, they have much to answer for when they stand in the true court of judgment.

Lori said...

I agree with you in my heart and with everything I hold sacred. There will come a time when you will be held for your wrongs in the most impartial, unbiased court of all.

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