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Sunday, October 05, 2008

I got your bailout for you

While the bankers are getting their billions so that they (and perhaps we) won't have to suffer the consequences of their actions, this is going on in the real world.

Ohio woman, 90, attempts suicide after foreclosure

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A 90-year-old Ohio woman, facing eviction from the home she has lived in for 38 years, shot and wounded herself this week, becoming a grim symbol of the U.S. home mortgage crisis.

Addie Polk was found lying on the floor of her home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her shoulder when police came to the home on Wednesday to serve an eviction notice, Akron police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards said on Friday.

Polk survived the shooting and is being treated in a hospital.

It was the latest attempt by sheriff's deputies to evict Polk from her modest single-family home because she could not keep up with her mortgage.
Read the rest of the story at Reuters

Personally I am very tired of seeing Americans suffer like this while the fat cat Republican establishment gets to cover ts mistakes with our tax dollars.

Republicans are the cause of the problems we are seeing today in America and have been since Reagan.

Throw the bastards out.


Irene said...

To me the most disturbing aspect of this poor woman shooting herself to avoid being evicted is that it worked. The bank has forgiven her mortgage. That makes me honestly worry that others will try it too.

Mushtaq Ali said...

Sadly, your point is well taken. We are already seeing more sad and stupid things happening like this, somewhat worse in fact.

Irene said...

It is an unfortunately logical solution. Shoot yourself (ideally non-fatally), rely on emergency care and/or your insurance to cover your medical bills while you recuperate, and in the meantime you get several hundred thousand dollars in debt forgiven.

Mushtaq Ali said...

Sadly, we have also seen, Kill your children, kill your wife, kill yourself as a reaction to having your home foreclosed. I suspect we will be seeing a lot more craziness in the not too distant future.