Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt

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    Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt | Mother Jones

    The fact things have even gotten this far is simply insane.
     
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    Mother Jones, i am impressed.
     
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    I have the 'kickback" alarm going off in my head. Who sells a house for $3500? Only someone who's getting a kickback from the people they are selling it to.
     
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    $800? They foreclosed over $800???

    Holy crap that's insane. Yeah, someone is getting a kickback there.
     
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    Instead of trying to hide behind partisan blinders why don't you admit you don't give a fuck if the article is accurate or not?
     
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    I'm always suspicious of stories that paint people as pitiful victims. I'll reserve judgement until I hear the rest of the story.
     
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    The numbers don't make sense but I don't doubt he lost his home. Many soldiers activated to full duty lose their homes, jobs, and custody over their children while deployed. These crimes happen because as a nation we don't give a flying fuck about our Troops.
     
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    Bullshit---you might wanna look into the effort Red Cross makes to assist our troops in more ways than you can think of.
     
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    It does happen, especially when we're relying so heavily on Guardsmen and Reservists who are called away from jobs that often pay a lot more than they get on active duty. But it's a little more complicated than "We as a nation don't give a flying fuck". There are special rules for things like foreclosures on homes belonging to deployed servicemen and their families, for one thing. Private entities with help available are another. The problem is getting the families involved aware of what's out there and willing to take the help. It's also getting drooling idiots (like the people running this HOA apparently are) to have a little understanding and work with these people. And for goodness' sake, open your mail!
     
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    I think that qualifies as "giving a flying fuck".
     

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