Paying my neighbors bills.

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    I am 20 years old. Just starting my life out. I live within my means, and i don't purchase things ie. cars, HOUSES, boats, etc. etc. that I can't afford. And to hear about all these houses being forclosed because people decided to bite off more than they can chew, well call me a Redneck Republican, but its not my job to pay there bills. I would rather be considered a "Idiot Cowboy" who can pay his or her own bills rather than make millions of people pay them for me. I dont care that there trying to help people from there houses being forclosed, the point is, they should have spent a little more time going over there income, and making sure they could afford what they were doing. Instead they were worried about living in a classy more expensive neighborhood to look good. My parents spent 20 years of there life serving this country to then retire and now work for the government. Now at the age of 45, 48 after YEARS AND YEARS of hard work, they just bought there dream house. They waited this long, knowing that if they would have done it any earlier they couldnt have afforded it. My point is I dont want to, and shouldnt have to pay my neighbors bills. Its not my job, nor do I owe it to anyone. :eusa_snooty:
     
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    I agree with your post.

    I am going to be a PITA about your grammar, though. :redface:

    Bolded 'there' should be 'their' - possessive. "It is not my job to pay their bills".

    Underlined 'there' should be 'they're' - contraction for 'they are'. "I don't care that they're trying to help people from their houses being foreclosed".

    Since you posted that you were twenty and just starting out, I thought I'd just . . . help. No offensive intended. :)
     
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    When your neighor's house is on fire, and is threatening to burn yours down with it, pitching to to put out the fire of their house, EVEN THOUGH THE FIRE IS ENTIRELY THEIR FAULT, still seems like a good idea to me.

    But hey, I understand you basical complaint.

    My house is not YET underwater, either.
     
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    But a fire can spread across the landscape and threaten the property of others

    Your neighbor's foreclosure does not have any bearing on whether you will go into foreclosure or not
     
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    (((((((I agree with your post.

    I am going to be a PITA about your grammar, though.

    Bolded 'there' should be 'their' - possessive. "It is not my job to pay their bills".

    Underlined 'there' should be 'they're' - contraction for 'they are'. "I don't care that they're trying to help people from their houses being foreclosed".

    Since you posted that you were twenty and just starting out, I thought I'd just . . . help. No offensive intended. )))))))))))


    HAHA! THANK YOU.
     
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    I have behaved completely resposibly throughput my life. I have positioned myself as best as anyone could for this mess. I told people all through the Bush housing inflation that they cause to NOT take money out of their home, to not buy expensive cars and to save, save, save. That being said I am willing to do what is nessessary to fix this problem for many reasons.

    1. I care about my fellow Americans.
    2. I care about the long term viability of my country.
    3. I care that childern will be living on the streets.
    4. I care about the economy being pushed to a point that we will remain a weak third world type country while Countries like China and Russia will emerge before we do and OWN the world markets because they were willing to invest back in their own countries and we werent.
    5. I care about the infrastructure of this country crumbling to the extent that we are not able to compete when the world economy does emerge.
    6. I care that many of these people (fellow Americans) you chose to hate were actually lied to by their lending institution.



    When will you people stop hating your fellow American long enough to pull together and do what NEEDS to be done to fix this country?
     
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    I'm looking for a handout,, I'll take what you'll give.. all for my country..
     
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    Its not that I hate my fellow americans. Its just i hate the fact that im being forced to pay for everyones elses bills. Again, i say its not my job, and i dont owe anyone. I have had MANY (in my few years on my own) hardships when it comes to money. You dont see me asking for other people to pay my bills. I do the best I can with what I have.
     
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    You backed Bush while he deistroyed this country as best he could.

    Now you will fight every attempt to fix the mess he left behind.

    I wish you cared about your country more than your party.
     
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    did you have a problem paying for failed bankers who thought they were on a gravy train and didn't do their own risk assessment?

    did you have a problem with predatory lenders?

    Me? I don't think my tax money should have gone to pay for an unnecessary war in Iraq when they want to cut funding to my son's school.

    But I'm kinda funny that way.
     

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