Never Mind…

I said a couple weeks ago that McCain got it right on the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Well, according to the New York Times, he used the wiggle room I referenced in the last post.

Senator John McCain, who drew criticism last month after he warned against broad government action to solve the deepening mortgage crisis, pivoted Thursday and called for the government to help qualified homeowners with subprime mortgages refinance and get federally guaranteed 30-year mortgages.  

“There is nothing more important than keeping alive the American dream to own your home, and priority number one is to keep well-meaning, deserving home owners who are facing foreclosure in their homes,” Mr. McCain said in Brooklyn, where he held a round-table discussion with small-business owners.

Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, said his plan would apply only to people who have subprime mortgages on their primary residences who could show that they would be able to meet the terms of a new, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. He also called for the Department of Justice to investigate the lending industry.

So irresponsible people get bailed out on our dime again. Maybe we need to stop being responsible, then we could get bailed out to! FREE STUFF FROM THE GOVERNMENT (read taxpayers) FOR EVERYONE!

I knew it was too good to be true…

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin


Never Mind… — 2 Comments

  1. I agree! There is nothing worse than knowing that you are working yourself to death to pay your bills and every one else’s. Come on people? Its time to own up and pay your dang bills! We should get mortgage credits for paying the loans on the millions of homes that we are helping to save. How does that sound? And how does this really help the deadbeats anyhow.. if they have to pay extra in taxes to save some one else’s house? This makes no sense and should be put to a stop immediately.

  2. Right on. This is what scares me about McCain – his commitment to limited government, and his aversion to wealth redistribution, are shallow and erratic.

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