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  •  The people have to start learning to cut through (9+ / 0-)

    the noise or turn down the volume, or finding ways to get the words out.  If you have a mortgage you should have both a relationship with the mortgage broker and the bank and read the fine print instead of just signing on the dotted line or believing the info adverts you see on the television.

    Sorry folks, people need to start accepting some of the responsibility for the predicaments they are in.

    Sometimes the devil did make you do it, but all the time by any means.

    •  Youre saying.. (0+ / 0-)

      that the millions losing their homes .. are losing them because theyre irresponsible and lazy? Really???

      Bootstraps eh.. where have i heard that before..

      Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

      by cdreid on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 06:26:24 PM PST

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      •  That's not what she said. (7+ / 0-)

        I think the point here is that part of taking responsibility is sometimes taking a more proactive role in working all of the angles of a problem.  Nothing is ever simple or easy.  I'm not saying that it's fair, either, because it's terribly unfair.  But the old saying that squeaky wheels get the oil is very true.

        "I'm measuring everything the Democrats and President Obama do, not against what I WANT, but against the status quo." --RASalvatore 9/16/10

        by smoothnmellow on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 06:52:23 PM PST

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        •  Read exactly what she said (0+ / 0-)

          I actually have no doubt whatsoever what you just typed is what you believe and are thinking (and tipped one of your comments about it i believe). I even considered tipping the diary at first til i read more and then read more of the diarists posts. Basically she goes through telling us how awesome it was she got help and that all those people criticising the president and this program must be lazy. That stuff is straight out of gopland ..

          Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

          by cdreid on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 07:05:15 PM PST

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          •  The diarist didn't say that either. (3+ / 0-)
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            What she did say was that she was tired of reading about all the negative aspects of this program and wanted people to know that the program does work.

            I ASKED HER directly if she would expand on what she did, because, silly me, I thought it would help those who may have wanted to apply for the damn program, but was put off by all of these progressives here who not only have no need for the damn program, but have been so freaking negative about it not working that some didn't even try.

            For the people who didn't qualify for the program -- they didn't qualify.  It doesn't mean that the program doesn't work.  

            The program doesn't mean that the banks won't continue to be assholes about it.  If people want to offer constructive criticism, then that is an area where I would agree could be beefed up under this program.  

            But people have to fight to keep what they have.  That's the way it is in this society now and that is what this diarist did.

            She didn't call anyone else lazy, but I will say this -- in these days, if you don't speak up for yourself, you will get rolled and that's a fact.

            "I'm measuring everything the Democrats and President Obama do, not against what I WANT, but against the status quo." --RASalvatore 9/16/10

            by smoothnmellow on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 07:16:15 PM PST

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            •  Thank you for defending me, (0+ / 0-)

              it was never my intention to imply that those who didn't get the modifications were lazy. I am glad you understood what I meant, for those who don't, screw them. In plain English, if you apply for this program, and you can afford the reduced payment, you literally have to be a huge pain in the ass, or else you will be ignored. I don't think most lenders are wanting to do this and the more applicants that fall through the cracks for them the better. If you don't follow all the rules and keep after them, you might fall through the cracks, that was my intention to alert folks to that simple fact.

          •  You are dead wrong, I never said nor (0+ / 0-)

            implied the people who didn't qualify were lazy. All I said was it was not an easy process, and I worked hard at it every day for 10 months. What I did say was there was a three month trial period and if you couldn't make the modified payment you were rejected. I may have inferred that some folks, don't know once they send in their application that they need to follow up constantly. My husband didn't he would tell me all the time, leave them alone, you don't want to make them angry. I didn't care if I did because I have worked many years in the banking industry, and you would be surprised at how much they bend for those who don't give up. In order to get anything out of them, you have to be a huge pain in the ass. I was, and it worked, and if that information helps others who don't know this, than good.
            Simply because you don't agree with me, that is no reason to put words in my mouth that I never said, nor implied. You are unfair.

            •  I read all your comments (0+ / 0-)

              and stand by what i said. And you have NO IDEA what i think of this program.

              Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

              by cdreid on Sun Dec 26, 2010 at 08:59:03 AM PST

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              •  I think I do, and it is unfortunate you can not (0+ / 0-)

                see the good in things, but seek only to look for the negatives. I prefer to view the glass as half full, I may get disappointed at times, but I find it a good way to get through life and the rough times.

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