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Where were any of you when I lived on bread, peanut butter, crackers and water, working a full time job, and going to college full time? That’s right you all had nothing to say but negativity, I say what goes around comes around is fair.

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The mortgage companies were lying on applications left and right. They got paid for writing mortgages. Blaming Uncle Sam for buying some bad mortgages (a miniscule amount of the total) is like blaming a woman who wears shorts for getting raped. The big banks creating the CDO’s for sale were begging the mortgage companies for more mortgages. That’s how they made money – not Uncle Sam.

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Since her promotion, Gracie Bonds Staples is a much less interesting and compelling writer. Just another toe-the-liberal line spouting the same old stale victim stories. Sad.

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Women who are unwilling to acknowledge ISIS type muslims believe women are absolutely not equal to men. They mean women and girls no good. Whether you oppose them or not makes no difference. They will never respect you. They will follow sharia law and hurt you without remorse. You can’t change their minds. Female mutilation, sexual slavery, burkas, no freedoms. Realize this.

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Loaning $550K to a nurse who only make $50K was idiotic and completely sanctioned by the government. Uncle Sam is just as guilty as the banks for being GREEDY…

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I worked welfare fraud for over 20 years. Yes it is horrible but the government itself makes it very easy and convenient to cheat. Same with the tax structure. You have to have some sense of honesty and integrity not to cheat. Furthermore, our elected officials, who are poor examples of honesty and integrity, make it even worse. By far, the largest fraud I ever witnessed was the fiasco after Katrina. The American taxpayers got slammed and that money will never be returned.

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Actually long-term disability assistance is the most fraudulent “welfare” program. And the myth that “welfare” recipients buy only beer and cigarettes is just plain wrong. A lot of fraud protection has been put into place recently to prevent things like that.

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Sorry, but when government assistance in the form of food stamps, section 8 housing, welfare, etc, equals nearly $3000 per month… there isn’t much incentive to work.

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Very few of the loans were sold to Fannie Mae. The problem (don’t know why I bother) was that most loans were wrapped into big products called CDO’s. These were sold to pension funds, foreign countries, etc. Then several big banks figured out they could make money selling “insurance” on the CDO’s (credit default swaps). They had nothing to back up their “insurance” so we bailed them out when the CDO’s went bad (under Bush – but we really had to).

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The entire Financial Infrastructure contributed to the economic collapse. You can try to simplify it if it makes you feel better or if it fits your political narrative but most of us know better.

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Fannie Mae required a certain % of mortgages to be made to people who did not meet lending requirements. If banks wanted to be able to sell their loans to Fannie Mae, they had to play by their rules. Just another federal program trying to redistribute wealth…

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Being honest, I think a lot of chronic poor (people who have been poor for generations) do not have a clue how to get out of poverty. Where they live, they don’t see anything else. Still, there are some amazing success stories of people rising above it all – but they’re the exception.

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Sure welfare fraud exists. So does welfare for the rich. Welfare for corporations exists. You constantly harp about the poor. You accuse everyone on welfare of cheating. When you get to the Pearly Gates what are you going to say? But God…I was obsessed with those people who took my money to feed their children.

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I don’t hate the poor. I lived in poverty my whole childhood, until I put myself through college by working a full-time job and a part-time job. I avoided having children out of wedlock, and worked from the time I turned 16. Now, I’m doing quite well financially. I just don’t understand why the poor aren’t willing to take the steps I took to overcome poverty. It’s rather easy to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, which is the leading cause of poverty in America.