Sometimes, it’s NOT just the thought that counts.
After a long, tiring, emotionally draining search, Husband and I think we’ve found THE house. This is not the end – it’s the beginning of the end. Hopefully. Maybe.
But y’see, wherever there is a moment of peace, there’s a moment of turmoil ready to steal the peace away.
Not surprisingly, Obama is at the forefront of the issue.
I’ll start from the beginning.
We were seeing lots of lovely houses on some teeny-tiny lots. Seriously, I have figured out America’s obesity issue – kids don’t have yards to play in; they have houses to sit in. Which is breeding laziness. But that’s a completely different post for another day.
So we were loving the houses, and then walking outside to see the back yard, and there was a whole lot of “Don’t call us, we’ll call you” going on.
And I was getting frustrated, convinced that maybe I was being too picky, and that I should just suck it up and buy this GINORMOUS house on this little tiny (not even a quarter of an acre) lot, and that our children would also sit inside and rot their minds by play video games all day. I mean, everyone else is doing it, I guess.
And then my realtor remembered this neighborhood, where the lots are a decent size (and, um, flat) and he thinks there might be some houses for sale in there.
“Well, then, let’s go look!” I said.
And we looked, and I found IT.
Internets, if we were at the end of the end of this whole process, I would tell you all about this house. But I’m trying to spare your feelings here – I don’t want to get your hopes up or anything. All you need to know right now is that I love it, and it’s virtually perfect.
So, the current owners are asking more for it than what we can afford. (they bought it in 2006, at the top of the Real Estate “bubble” so they still owe a good chunk on their mortgage) But, we’ve got this lovely recession, and the fact that the average sale price in that neighborhood this year is about $50,000 less than what they’re asking, on our side.
Also, they’ve already moved out. The husband is in the military, and they’ve transferred him to California.
And this, my friends is where our fearless leader comes in.
Apparently, he introduced a program for military families, who are transferred, that would make up the cost difference of what they owe on their home vs. what it’s being purchased for.
Isn’t that a grand idea?
I thought so, because #1 – it would benefit me in this particular scenario, and #2 – I’m all for making the lives of servicemen (and women) and their families a little easier, what with my husband being in the army, and all.
Then, just this morning, I received an email from my realtor, with this tidbit of information included:
“Further research into the government “pay off your loan” program has uncovered that the government has not yet fully funded the new program.”
Um, question for the class – Who unveils a new program – one that benefits people with real, and sometimes dangerous jobs – without any real plan for funding it?
Ooh! I know, I know!
The same person who wants to use my hard-earned money to bail people out of mortgages that they had no business getting in the first place. Because they were on welfare. Or were receiving some other type of governmental assistance. And shouldn’t have been, because they were perfectly capable of finding a job, but were just too lazy to go get one.
The same person who would rather spend an obnoxious amount of money on a weather satellite.
Or how about the person who thinks that empathy is a good characteristic for a Supreme Court Justice to have. (Note to the President: it’s not – empathy is not required, and is actually frowned upon regarding interpreting the Law. You would know that, if you ever like, read anything about, or understood the way our government was designed.)
When it comes to governmental policies or programs – it’s not the thought that counts. You have to have a plan for following through with your promises.
Ah yes, and therein lies the issue.
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