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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Story That Makes You Want To Poop All Over America

I hate America. WSJ:
PALMDALE, Calif. -- Schoolteacher Shana Richey misses the playroom she decorated with Glamour Girl decals for her daughters. Fireman Jay Fernandez misses the custom putting green he installed in his backyard.

But ever since they quit paying their mortgages and walked away from their homes, they've discovered that giving up on the American dream has its benefits.

Both now live on the 3100 block of Club Rancho Drive in Palmdale, where a terrible housing market lets them rent luxurious homes -- one with a pool for the kids, the other with a golf-course view -- for a fraction of their former monthly payments.

Both these assholes also get free coffee once a month at Dunkin Donuts. When's free coffee day for Underpaid Non-Profit Workers?? Never, that's when. Fuck you Dunkin Donuts. I'll take Caribou's over-priced coffee any day of the week over your Indian inspired brown water.

Houses for free, coffee for free. Pensions that non public-sector employees could only dream of. I mean that. I dream of guaranteed pensions and retirement. Kitties too. [Speaking of cats....Have any of you seen this? The Furminator. Probably the most bad-ass invention ever. Review to follow after my old lady and I are rolling around in piles of fur on our bed, like mountains of $100 bills.] All these riches made possible by the ass-sweat of renters and taxpayers alike.

You can't even call them stupid for spending like a Caligula and buying (I'll use that term loosely in this case) homes they couldn't afford AND doubling up on the debt with improvements like putting greens and helicopter landing pads, or whatever it is that stupid white people put in their homes. No, people like me are the ones left looking like idiots in this equation. I rent an apartment that is roughly the size of my cube here at work. Roughly...The cube may be a little bit bigger. And has better heat.

These assholes not only walk away from hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt but also get to rent houses with pools and access to golf courses. FUCK YOU. These people should be thrown in jail. It's stealing, plain and simple. From the bank, and from the taxpayers who are subsidizing this madness. I don't care what their credit will look like, that's no punishment. I want to see them behind bars. If we live in a country that throws people in jail for smoking I think it's only fair that this type of behavior is punished just as harshly. It's hurting a lot more people than marijuana smoke could ever hope to.

If nothing else at least these people are cutting back once they have thrown the debt off their shoulders...Right?

Some are leaving behind their homes and mortgages right away, while others are simply halting payments until the bank kicks them out. That's freeing up cash to use in other ways.

Ms. Richey's family of five used some of the money to buy season tickets to Disneyland, and plans to take a Carnival cruise to Mexico in March. Mr. Fernandez takes his girlfriend out to dinner more frequently. "We're saving lots of money," Ms. Richey says.

Via City Paper where some good, and not-quite-as-angry comments are made.

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