The headlines on The Washington Post yesterday, was about our country being The Foreclosure Nation. As many of my fellow citizens look about them in a bewildered state of confusion and hurt, I say, remember that this did not happen on this President’s watch. It began years ago, in what I believe was a conspiracy theory to rob millions of hard-working Americans from their dream. The dream of owning our homes, investing in them, having the properties be our savings account (for many of us it was practically all we had), and to be secure in the knowledge that property values would keep going up, up, up. It is precisely what we were sold into thinking. Instead of seeing us citizens, the mortgage and banking industry replaced our faces with that of a beautiful array of different colored lollipops. “SUCKERS!” is how they thought of us. There was even a program installed complete with lure-us-in commercials, to refinance for more than our properties were worth, to get yet another appraisal (which I am now thinking were blown way out of proportion during this scheme), and to take that vacation, remodel the kitchen, combine our debts, etc.. So sad.
I love the USA and I hope that the government gets to the bottom of what really happened statewide and brings those guilty to justice. Our citizens should not be treated this way. Bush and Cheney need to answer a lot of questions about their eight years in office and how everything brought about this maelstrom and chaos.