Mortgage Tax Breaks Benefit Wealthier To Buy Larger Homes More Than Boost Ownership

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  1. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    Is it time to reevaluate this program? It apparently serves those who need the least amount of help to purchase larger homes while driving up the cost for the rest of us, all this at a cost of $175 billion annually.
     
  2. DwaynieAD

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    well you still need to get a mortgage to buy your home, and we learned why not to give out mortgages to those who couldnt afford them, and of course banks went overboard on tightening the purse strings. so who can get a loan now? those who are well off. really no surprise.
     
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    If the program primarily serves to help wealthy people afford bigger homes, do we really need to devote $175 billion in tax dollars to it?
     
  4. DwaynieAD

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    A readjustment is definitely in order.
     
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    Concordance by post five. I somehow expected this to be more divisive.:|
     
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    It's too bad (or good?) a certain person ragequit. He'd know what to do.
     
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    Yeah...how do you have a discussion on class warfare if there is no one to shoot.
     
  9. jmattbassplaya

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    Do we need to subsidize the payroll costs of businesses like Walmart? Do we need to grant tax breaks to some of the largest corporations in the world, thus bringing their effective tax rates down to zero percent? Do we need to continue eying trade agreements that will only benefit big business owners whilst throwing the rest of the US population under the bus?

    This is only one more thing to add to all of the nonsense that has been going on.
     
  10. Unrepresented

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    This harmonious living is unacceptable!
    I fueled up my flamethrower for nothing.:(
     
  11. DwaynieAD

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    I'm only mostly argumentative
     
  12. DerHoggz

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    I've got the flares and Everclear!
     
  13. Unrepresented

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    The best thing I took away from my trip to Kansas was the bottle of 190 proof Everclear hidden in my luggage.
     
  14. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    Well... we can't let that go to waste now can we.

    When I was around 13 or 14 my father explained to me the Golden Rule. In other words, the ones who have the gold make the rules. It has been like this for the last 6,000 years or so, ever since civilization has been in place. People have tried to change the golden rule for thousand of years and here we are today with the same issues. The simple fact is life is not fair. The only way to beat the golden rule it is to take the energy of complaining and put it towards finding ones own pot of gold. Just sayin.
     
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    Informing and educating is the first step to changing things. What some people dismiss as "complaining" is often just the beginning of improvement.
     
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    You can't just go & buy it at a liquor store at home?
     
  17. Stewie26

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    My point is there is always going to be people on the top and people on the bottom in every society no matter how much you try to level the playing field. Been like that for 6000 years.
    I found it made my life much easier and rewarding to play by the "existing rules" then trying to change the rules. But what worked for me may not work for everyone.
     
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    I believe California limits the highest proof to 151, but I could just be shopping at the wrong stores.
    Working to succeed inside an imbalanced system may be easier for some, but I would rather support a better system, even if it's not "easier."
     
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    Okay, I found my propane torch and 32lb of magnesium, now what?
     
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    Actually, I am glad there are people like you that want to fight for an idealist system where everyone is equal. I don't think you will ever win, (for reasons I stated earlier) but I do think you will make some headway and there will be some people that will benefit from your fight. In the meantime, I will live well.
     
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    We're ready to make mortgage reform the "hot" new topic.[/Will Arnett voice]
     

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