In Obama, We do not trust.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Grandluxe, May 9, 2012.

  1. In Nothing We Trust
    Americans are losing faith in the institutions that made this country great.

    By Ron Fournier and Sophie Quinton
    Updated: April 26, 2012 | 12:06 p.m.

    Read More: http://www.nationaljournal.com/features/restoration-calls/in-nothing-we-trust-20120419

    MUNCIE, Ind.—Whitmire tells a familiar story of how public and private institutions derailed an American’s dream: In 2000, he bought the $40,000 house with no money down and a $620 monthly mortgage.

    He made every payment.

    Then, in the fall of 2010, his partially disabled wife lost her state job. “Governor [Mitch] Daniels slashed the budget, and they looked for any excuse to squeeze people out,” Whitmire says. “We got lost in that shuffle—cut adrift.”

    The Whitmires couldn’t make their payments anymore.

    His attorney advised him to live in the house until the bank foreclosed, but “I don’t believe in a free lunch,” Whitmire says. He moved out, leaving the keys on the kitchen table. “I thought the bank should have them.”

    Whitmire is an angry man. He is among a group of voters most skeptical of President Obama: noncollege-educated white males.

    He feels betrayed—not just by Obama, who won his vote in 2008, but by the institutions that were supposed to protect him: his state, which laid off his wife; his government in Washington, which couldn’t rescue homeowners who had played by the rules; his bank, which failed to walk him through the correct paperwork or warn him about a potential mortgage hike; his city, which penalized him for somebody else’s error; and even his employer, a construction company he likes even though he got laid off.

    “I was middle class for 10 years, but it’s done,” Whitmire says. “I’ve lost my home. I live in a trailer now because of a mortgage company and an incompetent government.”

    Whitmire is a story of Muncie, and Muncie is the story of America.

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  2. bfd, the whiner has a roof overhead, he looks well fed enough..
     
  3. Maybe Mr Whitmires anger should directed towards Mitch Daniels and other republicans like him

    Mitch Daniels is the cause of his wifes job loss and situation but he blames Obama and wants to see Obama replaced with someone like Daniels :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  4. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    Fat gold chain around his neck but no house.
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    He voted for Obama, I say fuck him.
     
  6. pspr

    pspr

    It looks like he wasn't much into home maintainance either.
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    Yep.
     
  8. Maybe he should blame Mitch Daniels for poor maintenance on his house.
    The state should be hiring people to fix homes like this. It should be a free service to the working poor, and the rich should pay for it.
     
  9. “I was middle class for 10 years, but it’s done,” Whitmire says. “I’ve lost my home. I live in a trailer now because of a mortgage company and an incompetent government.”

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    He is probably upper middle class in a trailer. the chain gave it away.
     
  10. This thread title is "In Obama we do not trust"

    If you read the link of the op you can see the man get the loan modification to make lower his payments. This "loan modification" is from President Obama to help people. So what happened? The BANK is not honor thier own loan modification terms to this man. Blame to the bank and not Obama. The "we do not trust" is to the bank.
     
    #10     May 9, 2012