A comment so good it needs its own post…

UPDATE: To clarify here, MiM supports ALL AMERICANS, EVERYWHERE AT EVERY EARNING LEVEL!

And we have been railing about the lack of housing plans for jumbo loan areas for three years now…

BUT this comment we reprinted is directed at the one it replies to, which we printed here in full.

This statement: You do realize it’s the wealthy from the Bay Area (and New York and Massachusetts) who bankroll the country, right? We don’t have Alabama to thank for a robust defense budget.

Is In our opinion waay off base. NO ONE IN THIS COUNTRY pays more than the troops, who lay down their lives, so the person who wrote this comment and linked taxes to defense budgets got what they had coming, a reminder of the ULTIMATE price paid for this country, in blood. Belittling rural areas is no way to talk and the commenter whose reply we post here belittled that poster right back….

Now everyone stop letting the class warfare from Team Obama get to you! We ARE int his together AMERICANS whether we are bankers, soldiers, dog catchers, nurses or teachers…

From MM piece on the expansion of the Obama Housing Plan to include Jumbo mortgages in SF…

On February 26th, 2009 at 11:02 am, twofoot said:

You do realize it’s the wealthy from the Bay Area (and New York and Massachusetts) who bankroll the country, right? We don’t have Alabama to thank for a robust defense budget.

Twofoot Replied: You really want to compare the contributions of people from the bay area to the contributions of those from states like Alabama, or Georgia, or South Carolina, or Arkansas?

People from the bay area may pay more taxes per capita than those of many southern states. But those of my part of the country, those inbred hicks those on the left so love to denigrate, pay more per capita in blood than the little pansies in the bay area ever thought about.

It’s me and mine that believe in the inherent nobility of the US Military. It’s me and mine that swear our lives, and more importantly, our honor to defend the greatest nation this planet has ever known. It’s me and mine that stand willing to pay the blood tax so that effete little snobs can sit back and bemoan how rotton (in their minds) this country is.

No, not just people from the south. The military is populated by people from rural areas all over this country. People that were raised with pride in nation. People that believe it is the highest honor to be allowed to serve this nation, even unto death.

Go to Alabama and throw a rock in any direction and you will find ten people willing to lay down their life for this nation. Try the same thing in the bay area and you’ll find ten people willing to tell you how rotton this nation is while they are getting ready for the Folsom Street Fair.

So who is it that really gives more?

February 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Foreclosures, Music, NAVY, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 5 comments.

Hey Bernanke, the FED hit snooze instead of putting out that ‘neighbors fire’ and now my house is burned too!

From Michelle Caruso-Cabrera:

Fed Chief Ben Bernanke used an analogy to justify President Obama’s housing plan even if it does promote “moral hazard” and reward people for poor behavior. He compared it with a neighbor whose house is on fire because he was smoking in bed.

Yes, smoking in bed is wrong, but you need to put out the fire, because if you don’t the whole neighborhood may go because the fire will spread.

I take issue with that analogy and so does a viewer, Kevin in Wilmington, Mass., who sent us this e-mail:

Problem: My neighbor was smoking in bed, his house did burn down, and half of my house was destroyed with it. The Fire Department hit the snooze button on the fire alarm several times, showed up late (house was fully engulfed and ready to collapse) and, had a squirt gun to fight the fire.

February 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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