comments by HousingWatcher

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 5:58am PST   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 1

So bob, what country do you have money in, and what interest rate are you getting?

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Sun, 15 Apr 2012, 11:06am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

Patrick says

This is me in front of the Federal Reserve today. I wanted to get closer, but the guys with submachine guns would not allow that.

You should have told them you were with Goldman Sachs. They would have let your right in and given you coffee.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 15 Feb 2012, 4:04am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 3

I hope the lunch your eating right now meets federal nutritional guidelines cloud. Because you don't want to make the govternment angry, now do you???

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 8 Feb 2012, 12:48pm PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

shrek is right. It is wrong that Obama is forcing Catholic institutions to cover birth control. Look at the text of hs executive order. The audacity of that mani!

1) Maternal and infant health are greatly improved when women have access to contraceptive supplies to prevent unintended pregnancies;

(2) Because many Americans hope to complete their families with two or three children, many women spend the majority of their reproductive lives trying to prevent pregnancy;

(3) Research has shown that 49 percent of all large group insurance plans do not routinely provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. While virtually all health care plans cover prescription drugs generally, the absence of prescription contraceptive coverage is largely responsible for the fact that women spend 68 percent more in out-of-pocket expenses for health care than men; and

(4) Requiring insurance coverage for prescription drugs and devices for contraception is in the public interest in improving the health of mothers, children, and families and in providing for health insurance coverage which is fairer and more equitable.

(c) EVERY HEALTH BENEFIT POLICY THAT IS DELIVERED, ISSUED, EXECUTED, OR RENEWED IN THIS STATE or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Commissioner on or after July 1, 1999, WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG OR DEVICE APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR USE AS A CONTRACEPTIVE. This Code section shall not apply to limited benefit policies described in paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of Code Section 33-30-12. Likewise, nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to require any insurance company to provide coverage for abortion.

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Hold on, I posted the wrong text. The above text is a statute currently on the books in the extremely liberal state of GEORGIA. My bad.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Tue, 7 Feb 2012, 6:39am PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

The Annenberg project was founded by Ambassador Annenberg.. Ronald Reagan's former ambassador to England. Funny how shrek is ignorant of those little facts.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Mon, 6 Feb 2012, 4:09am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 6

Privatiation is just a way for politicans to award their cronies and bust unions. Every time i read an article about privatization, it usually includes the words "prosecutors allege"

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Mon, 6 Feb 2012, 4:07am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

If anyone likes the moon colony, then I am sure they will have absolutely no problem paying a special "Moon Colony Surtax" After all, soemone has to pay for the moon colony.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Mon, 6 Feb 2012, 4:06am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

Mail order pharmacies don't require photo ID.

And in related news, the convicted felon Republican Sec. of State is now accusing Mitcha Daniels, the GOP governor of Indiana and current GOP savior of the same crime.

And it is interesting to point out that the Sec. of State was able to commit voter fraud even though Indiana requires voters to present ID. So requiring ID does nothing to stop voter fraud. It is just voter suppression.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 12:42pm PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 9

rootvg says

Romney was smart enough to get through his JD/MBA at Harvard.

MBA programs are a complete joke. Most classes are nothing more than glorified undergraudate business courses.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 12:07pm PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 10

No shrek, it is actually you who will lose the war since Obama is going to kick Mitt "I don't care about poor people" Romney's a$$.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 8:17am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

There does come a point in which people who think home prices are going to keep declining become just as delusional as those who thought home prices would keep appreciating.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 8:05am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 12

shrekgrinch says

Not if you don't believe in those who tell you it was real (the media and government).

Tin Foil Hat Alert!

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 4:19am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 13

Some realtors are actually good. When I used a realtor when I was a buyer, I saw this really gorgeous house that was more like a museum than a house. It had a hand carved stair case imported from India, walls with slate, and every bedroom had a bathroom. My realtor told me not to buy it because the area was not so great. So I took her advice and decided not to buy the house. I am so grateful I did not buy it because today, the property taxes on that house are $30,000 a year, which would hae totally wiped me out if I bought that house.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 3:54am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 14

Why are you attacking capitalism? Mitt Romney made it clear that attacking Wall St. is the equivalent of attacking capitalism and free enterprise. So stop attacking capitalism you commies!

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 3:47am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 15

bgamall4 says

As house prices fall, new buyers will have less of thier money tied up paying for a place to live.

Actually, the exact opposite has happened. Despite falling in price, housing is LESS affordable today to most people than during the bubble. How is that possible? Simple: Because incomes have fallen more than home prices have.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 1:19pm PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 16

bgamall4 says

You read about how private equity is set to invade the housing market.

So Mitt Romney is going to take over the housing market? So now we know why he said that the govt. should not stop foreclosures. He and hi cronies want to buy up all the foreclosures for pennies on the dollar.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 12:31pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 17

The property tax rate in NYC is not 6%. Where are you getting these crazy numbers from? Most people in Manhattan don't actually pay property taxes directly since co-ops are assessed as one property as opposed to each apartment being assessed individually. So instead of each apartment paying $4,000 a year in taxes, for instance, the entire building will pay $2 or $3 million a year in taxes.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 12:27pm PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 18

I'm not sure whether I buy into this flouride conspiracy stuff. I am still waiting to hear from the birthers and truthers before I make a final decision.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 5:28am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 19

Prices in NYC are able to rise significantly because of all the foreign buyers. Plus you have Wall St. people with an endless supply of money who only pay 15% in federal income taxes.

HousingWatcher   befriend   ignore   Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 4:58am PST   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 20

Patrick says

The Case-Shiller Inex is very accurate

Not really. The problem with Case Shiller is that it includes a very borad area. For instance, the NYC Case Shiller index includes not just NYC, but also Long Island, NJ, Connecticut, upstate, and even one county in Pennsylvania. It's absurd and you cannot possibly take it seriously when it includes such a huge area.

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