Subject: FW: Modern Living, in the Obumber world we live in !
As a Realtor for the past 28 years I thought I’d seen or heard it all.
I was showing homes in Pontiac, MI. one afternoon recently and showed
up at a home at the 4:00 pm time my appointment was scheduled for.
After I woke up the homeowner, she let us in and then proceeded to
tell my buyers and I that she has already entered into a contract to
sell the home on a short-sale. (A short-sale is a sale where the banks
accepts less money than is owed on the home). After some chit-chat,
she proceeded to tell us that she and her sister (who also lived in
the area) were buying each other’s homes via the short-sale process. I
mentioned to her that I thought relatives could not be involved in
those transactions. She smiled and said "We have two different last
names so no one knows the difference".
She went on to tell us that each of them owed over 100K on their homes
and were in the process of buying each other’s homes for about 10-15K
cash. To top it off, they were each receiving $3,000.00 in government
provided relocation assistance at the closing.
My buyers and I were amazed that she was outright admitting to fraud
and yet, she continued. She began to tell us that the best part of her
scheme was that because they currently were not working that they
(both) are now receiving Section 8 Vouchers. I said I thought those
were for renters and she said “That’s the best part; me and my sister
are going to be renting each other’s homes so we don’t even have to
move, and Obama is going to give us each $800.00 a month to pay the
rent!” She then picked up a picture she had framed of Obama and did a
little happy dance around her living room and while she kissed the
picture she was singing "Thank you Obama.... thank you Obama."
So here is the bottom line… Both of these scammers got at least
$80,000.00 in debt forgiven, $3,000.00 in cash for relocation (when in
fact they did not relocate) and to boot, you and I will now be paying
(through our taxes) $1,600.00 in rent for each them each and every
month.... perhaps forever!
And I also would not be at all surprised if they are receiving food
stamps and whatever other programs are available for anyone who is
willing to lie to get assistance.
These women went from working and paying about $900.00 each in
mortgage payments to staying home and getting paid $800.00 each per
month to live in the same home they had been living in and all they
had to do was lie on a few papers. This craziness has to stop! I’m
sure this kind of fraud is going on each and every day all across the
country and no one wants to touch the subject of entitlements because
they might OFFEND someone or lose a vote or two.
By the way ... she had an almost new SUV in the driveway, three flat
screen TV's and a very nice computer set up in her living room which
was furnished entirely with nice leather furniture.
'TIS THE NEW 'AMERICAN WAY'