Got A Hundred Bucks? Buy A Home (Or Virtually Anything Else) Using 2,000x Non Recourse Leverage

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 17:56 | 1806118 css1971
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America is a wonderful place.


We never get anything like that here.


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:01 | 1806140 sqz
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You know ... sometimes I really did wish I lived in the US just for the amount of fun I could have! Forget risk, Live Life to the Max :)

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:05 | 1806151 eureka
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US is so way ahead of EU.  No One can blow bubbles like US.  US Rules.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:14 | 1806186 MillionDollarBonus_
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Owning a house is a HUMAN RIGHT, and elected officials are responsible for providing people with the opportunity to buy a house. EVERYBODY should be able to own a house, not just a few rich elites. For those smart ass libertarians who disagree, I would like them to provide just ONE example of an item that everybody owns which is NOT provided by the government.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:18 | 1806203 shortus cynicus
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I own my children.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:27 | 1806223 end da fed
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actually, i think the govt believes they own our children too. hence, the leveraging of our children's future earnings via the national debt

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:40 | 1806272 kreso
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Dear Gentlemen,

Kind Regards,

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 00:43 | 1807130 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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No no, your children own themselves.  Self ownership is the first axiom of private propertyism.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 14:09 | 1809218 Ura Bonehead
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Well, my children own me.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:27 | 1806206 whstlblwr
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Fuck off. I guess enough yell about bailout to Wall Street so they throw us bone. Meanwhile the savers are screwed again. This will keep the house prices too high, trap us into debt.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:53 | 1806440 donsluck
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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:15 | 1806508 AmCockerSpaniel
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At zero interest what will the monthly payments be? It's not the price of the house, it's all about the monthly payment.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:36 | 1806768 Aguadulce
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$100 is 20% down in Detroilet. At least that city will be saved....

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:28 | 1806743 i-dog
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"trap us into debt"

Yep. For just $100 you too can trade your freedom for debt slavery. Hurry...while stocks last!!

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:21 | 1806211 bnbdnb
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Man, you say some really weird shit.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:23 | 1806216 whstlblwr
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He's try to be funny. Ha ha ha [yawn]

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:21 | 1806212 Piranhanoia
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That would cause vast employment and growth.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:21 | 1806214 UP Forester
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Well, it sure as hell isn't FRNs, your life or any property.


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:53 | 1806442 donsluck
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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:28 | 1806242 Dick Fitz
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Good one, M$B.

You've overplayed your hand too many times, though. It was cute the first few times, but you've posted too many things that are so out of left field that the schtick is over. It's become annoying.

Just admit you're a Ron Paul supporting anarchist/libertarian who believes that gov't is just a mob that gets to control all the guns and get it over with. With your wit and intelligence, I'm sure you could provide actual insight and input into the discussion instead of just stirring shit.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:09 | 1806342 Temporalist
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I think MDB is providing a public service.  It's useful to point out hypocrisy with sarcasm.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:41 | 1806409 Almost Solvent
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MDB is a master of the deadpan comic delivery

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:56 | 1806302 Astute Investor
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Owning a house is a HUMAN RIGHT, and elected officials are responsible for providing people with the opportunity to buy a house. EVERYBODY should be able to own a house, not just a few rich elites.


What a quaint observation.  Unfortunately, you fail to realize that any home purchaser utilizing 100% non-recourse leverage "owns" NOTHING!  They are nothing more than renters for all practical purposes, except they enjoy using OPM to create the illusion of wealth.  2,000x leverage only ensures that the taxpayer will be left holding the bag.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:54 | 1806447 donsluck
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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:58 | 1806643 FeralSerf
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If you buy one of these jewels, maybe you can hire your unemployed kids and/or in-laws that are hanging around the house as the "contractors" to make the "necessary improvements".

The $100 down payments should  just about be the full prices of some of the HUD inventory in Detroit.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:29 | 1806724 Taint Boil
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$100 might be a little on the high side Detroit Homes go for about a buck - no joke.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:30 | 1806334 quacker
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Then we must eliminate property taxes. Otherwise we have a HUMAN RIGHT that is taxed by local governments, and if you don't pay up your human right gets confiscated. Your human right gets auctioned off by the county and someone steps in and buys your human right at auction on the cheap.

And how about eminent domain where the local governmet can take away your human right to build a shopping mall.

Uh oh .. what to do .. MDB loves property taxes and eminent domain ... just the thought of them makes him touch himself .. and yet he just declared owning a home as a human right ... Ben help!!

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:20 | 1806521 AmCockerSpaniel
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Any government has to be funded. If not property taxes, then what will be taxed? We all know about death and taxes.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:33 | 1806553 pods
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Tariffs and sales taxes are not unconstitutional or immoral.  But to tax a man's labor or the product of that labor (property) is.


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:02 | 1806650 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Utill that goverment uses guns to enforce the funding. At that point LEO's are nothing more than thugs who take from others to put money into their pocket.

Sales taxes, tariffs or transaction fees do not require a person with gun.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:02 | 1806652 FeralSerf
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Dick Cheney said Reagan proved that deficits don't matter.  They don't need to tax.  They can just borrow.  Or print.  It's the American Way.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 06:46 | 1807393 Freewheelin Franklin
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In an intentional, perpetual, creeping monetary inflationist scheme, taxes are merely a curb on future price inflation, according to Melchior Palyi. 

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 22:33 | 1806890 mt paul
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bake sales

700 $ chocolate chip cookies

10k apple pies..

fund that government 

in no time..

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 01:25 | 1807188 cranky-old-geezer
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What a fucking moron.

Excise taxes (sales taxes) are constitutional and morally proper.  They are one-time taxes with no further tax obligation hence no ability to steal the property later on.

Property taxes are unconstitutional and morally disgusting.  They're ongoing taxes allowing legalized theft of the property if not paid.

High taxes aren't the solution.  Small government and low government spending is the solution.

Small government can live on sales taxes easily.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:40 | 1806406 nmewn
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"For those smart ass libertarians who disagree, I would like them to provide just ONE example of an item that everybody owns which is NOT provided by the government."

Where are all these wonderful government factories churning out all the items you claim are provided by it?

Business must be booming in that monopolistic endeavor you love so much...are they hiring? If not, why not?

They're greedy aren't they? ;-)

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:07 | 1806668 FeralSerf
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That wonderful government factory is in Washington DC.  It's called the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  You can trade their product for just about anything you might want.  How cool is that?

They might be hiring too.  I hear they're pretty busy.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:54 | 1806795 4 wheel drift
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Owning a house is a HUMAN RIGHT, and elected officials are responsible for providing people with the opportunity to buy a house. EVERYBODY should be able to own a house, not just a few rich elites.

LOL !!  this ideotology is precisely what got us in this mess in the first place......   EVERYBODY should own a house ??   how about the ones who do NOT want, or simply cannot afford the responsibility that comes with ownership...

it is small napoleons like YOU who think of dictating how we all must live and what standards ought to apply to EVERYBODY who create these impossible scenarios upon which the politicos prey on the idiots so they can be elected by promising all these nirvanas that the Free $hit Army demands so much.....   except that they can never deliver, since nirvana is just that....   an impossible dream

it is precisely the shit you spouse here that such and such is A MUST for EVERYBODY.....   and when they cannot deliver as most of these promises are undeliverable.....  yes, the shit hits the fan....  except that the shit in this instance is so large and stinky  we will have to live with the idiocy for YEARS.......   roflmao......      indeed we deserve the leaders we get, for it is precisely this idiocy of chicken in every pot mentality of entitlement that it is so damned easy to harvest by the pathological liars that politicians are.....   they just need a few of your type to have the populi believe that this crap is actually possible and then have the gall to believe there will be NO consequences ......     geeeezuz h krist   what bullshit

For those smart ass libertarians who disagree, I would like them to provide just ONE example of an item that everybody owns which is NOT provided by the government.

hmmm  well, how about the FREEDOM of CHOICE to be far, far, far away from this ole US of A so when the shit really explodes one will be away from the madness....  as in... for now....  i am so glad i am not in NYC or in ANY other major city where the Free $hit Army members outnumber those who are not begging where the next meal is coming from.... and then comeback to pick up the pieces really cheap....   once these masses have been boiled and plucked for their idiotic usefulness......

as i said before.... fuck the free $hit army and their keynesian priests of doom       revolting really.....    i look forward to the hollocaust of the arseholes  only then we may be able to be free from blood suckers entitled to get something for nothing.


Tue, 10/25/2011 - 06:42 | 1807386 Freewheelin Franklin
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For those smart ass libertarians who disagree, I would like them to provide just ONE example of an item that everybody owns which is NOT provided by the government.


You got me. Everything I own was purchased with government fiat currency. Therefore, since the government provided the currency, through the Federal Reserve, everything purchased with that currency was indirectly provided by the government.


BINGO, bitchez.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 14:07 | 1809209 Ura Bonehead
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Owning a house is a HUMAN RIGHT

Barack?  Is that you??

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 20:32 | 1814998 Phil Free
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People, this IS MDB we're talking about here.  Remember -- the living archetype for 'Troll'?  He/she/it should be fully expected to say the most inane, inflaming things possible.  No need to fall hook, line, and sinker for his bait.


Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:10 | 1806350 pupton
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It seems like they are willing to try anything but let the market do it's job. Let the failures fail, and the winners prosper. Enough of these stupid centrally planned boondoggles aimed at making people buy property nobody wants at the price the banks can live with. If you have no offers, your price is too high. Let the market price discovery happen now, instead of dragging this out for years.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:54 | 1806446 Tortfeasor
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And why would I want to take over someone's WAAAAY OVERPRICED payment?  It doesn't work in car loans, it won't work for properties either. 

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:22 | 1806526 Gene8696
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Crack Houses bought by their occupants... None of those $100 HUD giveaways in my neighborhood.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 22:51 | 1806936 Gringo Viejo
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What a Country! Just 30 years ago my brother Alexis and I were running from the Tanks together! Now, for a $100, we can party with cool Amerian chicks!

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 17:57 | 1806120 NoBull1994
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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:26 | 1806221 Duuude
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Completely believable, Hopey is buying votes...


Class warfare...anybody?





Mon, 10/24/2011 - 17:57 | 1806127 slewie the pi-rat
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quick!  loan me $100!

i want to try this out! 

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 18:05 | 1806153 BigJim
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... and if you lend me that $100 ten times, I can borrow $2,000,000. And pay you back, obviously

In fact, I'll lend you half the borrowings, and then you can borrow $2,000,000,000 and pay me back. Or something.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:09 | 1806346 CPL
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You understand what you just typed out is completely possible and that we should all be throwing $100 in a pot together and buy Vegas.


Why go for a house when an entire bankrupt town is available.  We'll rotate days where we get to be boss hog.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 19:26 | 1806381 HungrySeagull
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Now ain't that sum'tin...



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