Recycled Disaster


© by Twoey Clarke 2008

What caused the home mortgage crisis was governmental interference in the market place. This interference was intended to force lending institutions to lend to under- / un- qualified home buyers, usually minorities, in the typically leftwing desire artificially (i.e. against the market) to increase home ownership. Well, Democrats' redlining and subprime mortgages caused an increase in home ownership, alright. But when the mortgage payments became unsustainable by these borrowers, as was inevitably the case, the bottom fell out of the mortgage system.

What the leftwing proposes, in typical fashion, is to fight government interference-caused calamity with more government interference-caused calamity. [Aside: Isn't the definition of "insanity" the continued repetition of an action that results in a failure, only with the expectation that there will this time be a different result?]

The so-called "bailout" is no bailout at all. In honest terms, it would be called a "recycled disaster" because all it will do is allow the original government interference-caused problem to survive to poison us yet another time. What is euphemistically being called a "bailout" is really just like rebuilding New Orleans 60 feet below sea level again. The disaster will certainly return - it's merely a question of when it will return, not if. Regard it like putting a bandage on arterial bleeding; it doesn't solve the problem, it just masks it from view for awhile. And what about next time, hmmm? More socialism is not a remedy for socialism.

What should be done is: First get rid of Freddie's Fannie (renamed under the Truth in Labeling Law, and in honor of Barney Frank) and any and all other forms of federal "dogooding" in the mortgage marketplace. If you don't get rid of the poison in the first place, you do not save the patient, you only prolong his suffering. Yes, there are going to be widespread problems in the economy. But there always are when socialists are allowed to have their way.

Second, to overcome the economy's ills is: to eliminate permanently all corporate taxation, both individual and capital gains. This would boost the economy tremendously, and make the damage very short-lived. Not to mention make the economy much more robust henceforth and forever more.

  • First Step - Drive a stake through the socialist vampire's heart. Stop trying to give him transfusions.

  • Second Step - Unchain the free market which made this country great in the first place: In the following video clip you will hear Barney Frank say government interference in the market place is a good thing (no surprise there) but then go on to claim that there would be no bailout in the event of mortgage meddling-caused collapse. That's worth throwing back in his own face, isn't it?

  • Oh, and hey, here's another thought. If the federal government seriously proposes to indemnify all unpaid mortgage loans, why should you or I or anyone else continue making our mortgage payments?

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