Another Socialist Idea

Reuters reported today that U.S. Government officials are considering proposing a rental option to struggling homeowners. In their plan, a homeowner that cannot make their mortgage payments can decide to rent their home to avoid eviction. In summary what would occur is the US Government would buy your home and then become your landlord. Where does this Government intervention into our personal lives stop? There seems to be no end to the level of involvement the Government is willing to go to. This is certainly something that should be followed. We should bring attention to this to ensure that opposition to this proposal is strong enough to withstand this coming to fruition.

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  1. This could be a good transition for some individuals that do not want to lose their home.

  2. Not that you want to be in the position of possibly losing your home but if you were, and the only real option left was to have Mr. Government come in and buy it up and rent it to you, why wouldn’t you take them up on the offer? If it would save you the hassle of packing up and moving, finding another place, possibly changing schools for your kids, why would you not want that option? The only problem I see is people that would some how find a way to take advantage of this, similar to people riding out welfare. I just don’t get the whole mentality of wanting the government to stay out of everybody’s lives. That ideology was “cool” back when our country started, and there was a minimal population, but the amount of people we have in this country now and still rapidly increasing, I think you need a Government that can step in and help out. Even when it comes out of our own pockets. Believe me, I’m all about having the gov. staying out of my business, the goal to me is to not give in to any help but it’s good to know that “if” you end up in a position that you can’t control, it’s good to know your country cares!!!

    so yeah, work your azz off to pay your bills and not have government involvement,
    but if need be, why not have some back up from your fellow country men and officials?

    If that makes me a socialist, send me the link to have my t-shirt printed!!!

    • Jason,

      Thanks for your comments on this topic. The idea that the Government would come in and take anything belonging to anyone is scary by itself. To put it simply, the Government cannot be trusted. I certainly wouldn’t want them for a landlord. I do see where looking at it on the surface, it would appear to be a win win situation for the homeowner. However, there isn’t anything that says how long you would be able to live in that house. The Government would be able to evict you at any point just like a landlord can. Secondly, the Government would have the power to control what you pay in rent. The Reuters article doesn’t get into specifics on how it would be handled in terms of rent but you can bet it wouldn’t be to the benefit of the homeowner. How about upkeep on the house? Who do you call when you experience a water leak for example? What would be the cost to the taxpayer to fund this initiative?

      Socialism is a terrible way of life. No one is the benefactor of such a way of life. We are seeing the Government bail out and take control of entities such as the auto makers. We are also seeing the big debate on socialized health care. This initiative would hurt business in the sense that it will force businesses to hire fewer people so that they can pay for health care for their workers. It is obvious the negative impact this would have on our economy. More Americans will be forced into unemployment. I could go on in detail about socialism, but these are the highlights as to why this idea of home ownership is a bad idea and more importantly why socialism is bad for America. Thanks again for reading.

      -Lee

  3. Sounds like the New World Order trying to take over. First the automobile industry now the housing market? Wtf?

  4. Lee,

    Thanks for this blog, I enjoy the read.
    But back to this home owner subject:

    you said:

    The idea that the Government would come in and take anything belonging to anyone is scary by itself. To put it simply, the Government cannot be trusted.

    I say:

    In this case, if you are a homeowner and cannot make your payments the bank will come in and take it over and kick you out anyway. I don’t think the gov. is taking anything away. Can the Government be trusted any more than these greedy banks or Private health insurance companies? I don’t think so myself.
    Really I dont trust any of them, government or private.

    you say:

    the Government would have the power to control what you pay in rent.

    i say:

    yes they would, but I don’t think it would be any higher than you are paying now, because if you couldn’t make the payments then, how are you gonna make them if they were any higher? But again, this is where a loophole could come in and people would take advantage of this situation. Details would have to be figured out.

    you say:

    The Reuters article doesn’t get into specifics on how it would be handled in terms of rent but you can bet it wouldn’t be to the benefit of the homeowner

    i say:

    Nor do think it should be to the benefit of the home owner. In this situation, the home owner screwed up, whether it was their fault or not, they are not making payments. But in stead of getting kicked out on the street why not have big brother come in and offer an extension and maybe the person or family can get back on their feet again. I believe there should be a set time frame that the family is aware of and if they can’t come through, it would be their loss and out on the street they go, I’m talking assistance here not a full government hand out.

    I also don’t believe there is one fixed perfect solution to anything in our complex society but I am thinking this is what the government should be for. To assist in civilized unity. There are way too many of us living here to just have it a free for all. If we want it a free for all, why don’t we just go all out and use physical force to settle disputes and territorial arguments just like animals. Then and only then will the real strong survive. I don’t mind paying that extra tax knowing that it could just as easily be me and my family out on the street at any time any day.

    I guess we wouldn’t even be talking about this if it wasn’t for inflated home prices and people gullible enough to think they could afford the inflated price. anyway

    you say:

    How about upkeep on the house? Who do you call when you experience a water leak for example? What would be the cost to the taxpayer to fund this initiative?

    i say:

    this would be no different if you owned the home. I dont think the gov should be a landlord any more than the bank is a landlord. If your sink leaks, fix it.
    One could argue, “well if they cant make payments on the home how are they gonna fix the sink?”. Just like someone not making car payments, but still have the money to go out and eat. I think the money would be there for normal repairs.

    All in all, if this program would happen, I think you would have families that you could agree deserve to be helped but also have families that you would think are just riding the entitlement wave, so………..

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