Rally to Protect the American Dream...
Ok... I'm trying to remember how I popped into Realtor.org. Can't remember the last time I was there... I can't even remember how I ended up there last night.
However... I did come across something somewhat memorable and it was this whole Rally to Protect the American Dream thing that is scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. on May 17th, 2012 sponsored by the National Association of Realtors® for a whole 1 hour and 30 minutes. First time I've heard about it..
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...... Is this a Rally to protest the Nonsense out of D.C. and how "programs" have set real estate back several years at an enormous cost to U.S. Taxpayers? Is this a rally to protest the complete incompetence of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Is this a Rally to protest how Banks have taken over real estate?
I'm getting a little excited and checking my schedule... (Not really) A great little protest to blow off some steam and letting some politicians paid off by Wall Street hear all about it should be some great fun!
Then I read this statement:
We must have a sustainable, durable housing economy for generations to come. Congress and the President should see their job as bolstering the housing economy and strengthening our commitment to the country's health. If the housing market continues to falter, the economy cannot fully recover.
Sigh... letting off some steam and dreams of throwing awards are gone. Just another pandering rally to lobby to do even more damage to the real estate market (and economy) by asking the Federal Government to get involved even more.
Have we not learned anything over the past eight years?
Where in the U.S. Constitution does it state that "It's the Job of Congress and the President to bolster the Housing Economy?"
Ludicrous... Since when did the American Dream mean that Americans should pay more?
My Opinion ... and has been for several, several years...
Congress and the President Need to GET OUT of Real Estate. Get out of our way and concentrate on getting OUT of the way for small, private businesses to FLOURISH again. Small, private businesses are the backbone of the economy and small business owners have taken an ABSOLUTE beating for the past six years.
End the Crony Capitalism. End the Pandering Programs... End anything to do with the Federal Government interfering with States rights when it comes to real estate and business. Follow your Job Description outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
STOP the NONSENSE of thinking that round pegs can fit into square holes.
LET THE PROFESSIONALS DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE to clear out the mess that was created from a BAD experiment to begin with that artificiallly raised home values and sunk Americans into Debt.
High home Values equal Big Home Loans -- Great for Wall St. - Bad for Main Street. End the Fed bailing out Big Banks that made Bad Decisions. Printing up Trillions of dollars and raising the cost of living for Americans is NOT going to help housing in the long run.
The "American Dream" has nothing to do with being in debt over your head. It's all about being able to get ahead in life and not being enslaved in debt.
Sorry - But the Real Estate Recovery has Been Delayed BECAUSE of Government Pandering to Wall St.
The real estate market recovery (whatever that means to you) will happen when the economy is healthy again. The economy is not going to get healthy because of real estate or home values. That's been the big mistake of the past decade that led to this whole mess to begin with.
Obviously... I won't be going to this Realtor® party in D.C. Personally.. I really don't want to spend a dollar in D.C. because I think FAR too much money is going there already....
Honestly... I'm sort of cringing to know that some of my REALTOR dues are going towards sponsoring this nonsense. The proper education of 800,000+ voters should be FAR more then enough of an influence without spending one dollar in Bribes "campaign contributions".
Sorry... I'm not part of the Sheeple that think Government is the solution and thinking that I need to participate in this is insulting.
For a stunning chart of how Government Intervention with real estate "programs" have created real estate bubbles in the past... check out this History of Real Estate Bubbles in the United States.
Besides that... why in the world does anybody want to be saddled with BIG MORTGAGES?
Does a Great Real Estate agent sell homes that their buyers can't afford... or does a Great Real Estate Agent sell homes that are easily Affordable? What's more important, High Home Values or High Home Affordability?
Why would any True Real estate professional support programs that are attempting to keep artificially high home values, artificially high?
If you want to Make it a Little More Exciting where I MIGHT Consider Going...
Let's talk about demanding that Congress and the President get OUT of the Way... Let's talk about the incompetence of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... Let's talk about repealing the Dodd-Frank bill.
An hour and a half? Forget that...
Do it right and Occupy D.C.
Get some real speakers such as Peter Schiff, Thomas Sowell and Jim Rogers. People who saw the collapse of the real estate bubble and the reasons why...
Pandering to Politicians in D.C. is the wrong way to go.... end it now and stop wasting my money.
Just my thoughts...
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