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Play by Play of Obama’s stimulus speech
2009/02/19, 8:33 pm
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Here’s a play-by-play of the speech:
This is a “crisis unlike any we’ve ever known.” Families can’t afford to leave, but can’t afford to stay.

6 million homes in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure across the US.
Study in Chicago found that a foreclosed home reduces the price of nearby homes by as much as 9%
Costs associated to local government for a foreclosure can be up to $20,000
Created a credit crisis – we all pay a price.
Plan will help between 7-9M families restructure&refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosure. It helps them, and their neighbors by preserving neighborhood home prices.

Here’s how the plan will work:
1. Make it possible for 4-5M Freddie Mac&Fannie Mae loan holders to:

refinance at lower rates
changes the policy that Fannie and Freddie are generally not permitted to guarantee refinancing for mortgages valued at more than 80 percent of the home’s worth
enable families with higher loan rates who may be underwater to refinance
Although Fannie & Freddie would take in less money from loans, they would lose less due to foreclosures
2. Create new incentives so that lenders can work with borrowers to modify the terms of sub-prime loans at risk of default and foreclosure

sub-prime loans are only 12% of all mortgages, but about 50% of all foreclosures.
establishes clear guidelines for mortgage industry that will encourage lenders to modify mortgages on primary residences
lenders wanting to receive financial assistance from the government and modify home mortgages must meet these guidelines, which will be in place by March 4
reduced payments must be no more than 31% of homeowner’s income
3. Take major steps to keep mortgage rates low for millions of middle-class families looking to secure new mortgages

Treasury and Federal Reserve will continue to purchase Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities to ensure stability and liquidity.
Treasury will provide up to $200 billion in capital to ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can continue to stabilize markets and hold mortgage rates down
will also work with state housing finance authorities
4. Pursue wide range of reforms to help families stay in home

Continue support reforming our bankruptcy rules to allow judges to reduce home mortgages on primary residences to their fair market value, as long as borrowers pay their debts accordingly
As part of the stimulus plan, award $2 billion in competitive grants to communities bringing people together and testing new and innovative ways to prevent foreclosures.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/katie/2009/02/obama_housing_plan_live_

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It’s suppose to be secret, however most people in Austin, Tx knows about it. The government not up there, but your regular police department has a machine that can give you the urge to do things. Sexually impulses, anger, and all sorts of other feelings can sent into your body. This means it can cause a girl to feel a certain way so their friends can get rape them with the girl thinking shes likes it. There are a lot of people all over the United States knowing about this machine that can read and manipulate your mind. Just talk about it and start thinking about how the government has given the police department a weapon to commit not only one of the biggest civil rights violations of all time, but to commit crimes such as rape and getting their victims to like it.

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