Why We SHOULD Pass A Bailout Plan!!
I am a free marketer. I don't believe in theory in bailouts. Having said that, I hope that everyone listening gets the message that we MUST fix this massive problem that has come out as a result of the housing market crash or else.
To get everyone on the same page, from early 2005 to late 2007, there were roughly 14,000,000 mortgages written in the U.S. Of those about 7,000,000 were subprime. As that's occurring oil goes from $60+- a barrell to $140 a barrell, inflation storms in, the economy begins to tank, more and more homes get foreclosed on, lenders go under, investment houses go under and voila....here we are...and here's what is going to happen if we don't pass some type of bailout:
1) Foreclosures are going to skyrocket. (Government takeover would save millions of homes from foreclosure).
2) As foreclosures escalate, fewer people buy refrigerators, carpet, couches, new roofs, etc.
3) Unemployment goes double digit....at least 10-12%.
4) As foreclosures mount, Americans who own homes could lose 30% of the value in their properties. As an example, in Carmel, a fairly affluent area, there are currently 223 foreclosures. If there's no bailout, the preforclosures numbering about 450 would fall into foreclosure and triple the number of those for sale. That would affect every sale and price point in Carmel and frankly every area of our country. Every price point would be driven a long way down and it would take years, perhaps a decade for it to recover.
While you may not be in favor of a government bailout, this is serious stuff. Don't waste your breath blaming on any one political party or individual because it's MUCH MUCH deeper than that. If we do not act, it's going to be a very ugly time in our country's history.
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