RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Feb-19-09 03:28 AM
Do those of us that busted our ass paying our mortgages on time get zilch?
Disclaimer upfront: In no way do I begrudge those in need getting help, this is not about saving a family on the brink of foreclosure or giving new terms to someone paying an "underwater" mortgage. I'm glad we can reach out as a country and offer a helping hand. This is about all of us in the middle that are getting skipped over.
With all the billions that went to Wall Street banks, bankers, CEO's and bonuses, and with all the billions that went to the auto industry executives and corporate bigwigs --- what about us regular working folk?
Like many of you, I'm just trying to pay the bills and live within my means. As a divorced dad to 2 teenagers, I get by and it seems about 1/2 the time I have a little left over every month and the other half we just squeak by. After my divorce, now over 10 years ago, I had to take out a 2nd mortgage on my house. No complaints there, part of the natural consequences that happens when one goes back to a single income household.
I work in public education and make a modest salary, but nothing extravagant etc.
My property taxes have almost doubled over the past 4 years and yet I have faithfully done what ever it takes to make ends meet. Never missed a house payment.
QUESTION: Do folks in the middle (neither on the verge of foreclosure or banker fatcat) get a piece of the stimulus? How about a little mortgage interest reduction? I'd love some financial relief to make things a tad easier. Anything???
Just seeking a parity in the universe for those of us in the middle. Do you see any? :shrug: