posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 12:13 AM
Originally posted by GordonJQ
I'm watching late at night and see Dennis. He voted no against the Bail out and explains why.
His idea is instead of giving Billions to Billionaires like Bush and McCain wants, he wants to give it to the American people to pay off their homes.
His plan is to go through and instead of giving the money directly to banks, give the money to the people to go to the banks. So the Banks still get
the money just now the people will have their homes.
Giving money to the people to pay off their homes encourages individuals to take mortgages that they can't afford, exacerbating the problem. Giving
money to the banks fixes the problem.
You might ask why it doesn't encourage banks to give out mortgages their costumers can't pay, but that answer is readily apparent. There's only a
handful of people in charge of a handful of banks, and they can clearly see, just as we can, that those bills barely passed and with much public
outcry- lightning won't strike twice for them. But homeowners? If even 75% of them understand how close they were to not being bailed out, that's
hundreds of thousands of people that will continue to make poor decisions.
Give the money back to the people that made poor choices? Fine, if they don't make any more poor choices, and fine if it didn't encourage people to
default on their mortgage (neither of which would happen). Give money back to the banks that made poor choices? Fine, considering they're much more
financially savvy than homeowners on average, and considering it doesn't encourage insolubility because that would be mean corporate takeover.
I know it sounds good to say "Give the money to the people!" but use your head.