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Tom Toles

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 11 months ago

    Almost as good as the CA town mulling allowing the entire town to be swallowed up by imminent domain to save themselves from their underwater mortgages.

  2. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 11 months ago

    sw10mm: I almost didn’t recognize that you were trying to attack Richmond, CA in that sleaze ball. First this applies only to property the banks are trying to steal, let lie dormant to depress property values, and take over everything. Second, the legal owner must agree (something never heard of before in imminent domain). Third, then the new mortgage holder will restructure the loan so there is a real chance of it being paid off – which was the American way between the banking practices of the melodrama and that of the kleptarchy under which we now live – essentially the New Deal period. I bet you are quaking in your boots that Richmond’s Green government might bring back democracy and free enterprise to a country now under a corporate dictatorship.

  3. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    WaPost story Sunday…DC sells tax bills to “investors” who charge humongus fees and foreclose when not paid. Retired Marine Sergeant lost his(paid for) house over a $137.00 tax bill.

  4. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Thank you, David…(sigh)…some wouldn’t bother – or just don’t care to know..

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    They need more like a couple of acres of astroturf to cover up their mistakes.

  6. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, 11 months ago


    " Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men? …"* But is it the French revolution of 1832, or something knew, where the baracades do fall? Let us pray that it is the former, not the latter. *Words from Les Misables, the Musical

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 11 months ago

    me997: Not artificially inflate the value, but prevent the banks from artificially depressing the value in order to take over the town. As Jim Hightower says, “kleptarchy”.
    Ionizer: Correct. It comes from seeing an error and assuming the writers knew what they were saying. Sorry.

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