Saturday, June 20, 2009

There's no Protection from Stupidity

Dig this.
June 20 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said a new agency he proposed this week as part of an overhaul of U.S. financial regulations will protect consumers from deceptive lending practices.
Now take a look at this.
A close examination of their finances shows that the Obamas were living off lines of credit along with other income for several years until 2005, when Obama's book royalties came through and Michelle received her 260% pay raise at the University of Chicago ...

Tax returns for 2004 reveal $14,395 in mortgage deductions. If we assume an effective interest rate of 6%, then they owed about $240,000 on a home they purchased for about $159,250.

This means they spent perhaps $80,000 beyond their income from 1999 to 2004
Pray tell me, oh great regulatory champions of the left, how would one prevent the other?

1 comment:

Rose said...

It wouldn't.

And Obama knows nothing about money, I doubt if he has ever owned stock, he certainly has no understanding of the finaincial markets.

His big experience with money was wasting $110 million dollars in Chicago Annenberg Foundation grant money, with no measurable results... he knows how to spend other people's money in pursuit of activist goals.

His record was clear, and the media is to blame for not letting people see it.

If they had this horror would never have gotten elected.