Porker Of The Year

After a flurry of website voting, the results of CAGW’s 2008 Porker of the Year poll are in.  Drum-roll, please.  Earning 76 percent of the vote, the overwhelming favorites for this dubious achievement were that dynamic duo of dumb fiscal deeds, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).  The two were honored in tandem as CAGW Porkers of the Month in August 2008 for failing to pass any of the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills, wasting most of their time in session naming government buildings or lands, or making technical corrections to existing laws.  Their accomplishments last year consisted of voting to establish “Frank Sinatra Day,” National Plumbing Industry Week,” and “National Day of the Cowboy.”  Coming in second in the poll was the very deserving Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), who accepted two sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide Financial in 2003 while he was in charge of the Senate Banking Committee, followed by one of Congress’ most ardent earmark fanatics, the always irrepressible, acutely irresponsible Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).  Read more about the 2008 Porkers of the Year and their fellow nominees.

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  1. you gave your WORD ! ! !
    By praetorian5

    After the murder of our oldest son and the subsequent financial firestorm that ended in us losing our home to foreclosure,(and this was AFTER, a plan was worked out with C-wide to come current), I spoke with Mr. M., PERSONALLY, on the phone, at his office…..and the man assured me that although they sold my home illegally, he would personally see to it that we got our home back. Yeah, right! In a pig’s eye. They assigned us a supposed in-house attorney? (somewhere in Santa Monica), who then in turn immediately sent us an unlawful detainer. I immediately filed suit against C-wide and the U/D was rescinded. We asked where to send the pmts and how much until the modification was complete. The attorney told us to hold onto the funds for the initial pmt on the mod, so we did. The mod was introduced in Sep,’08 and was tiered, putting us in a worse situation than we could imagine. Needless to say, we rejected it. Hell, The numbers weren’t even consistent from one page to the next. Anyway, They sought a demurer on the complaint, seven months after it was filed, (isn’t that kind of LATE?), citing non-payment, AFTER they told us to hold the payment until the ink was dry on the modification, and the #@%K&%* judge granted it, without allowing me to speak because although I have been married to my wife for 31 years and the home was purchased with my G.I. bill, and the fact that the title is in her name, I am not a lawyer. Now I have to refile. We are tired. This is the end of our American dream. My question is this….and it is for Mr. M…….were you just blowing me off when you PROMISED my family we would get our home back, that was taken unethically, and illegally from us? Or were you just passing the buck to the mysterious DW? OR……did you really mean what you said, and this is just some rogue attorney out to put another feather in his cap? My father always told his sons that a MAN’S word is his bond and right now your word is about as good as waterbased mucilage. Mr M……….WHY?

    I dare you to answer this……


  2. In the above comment, I edited out the names of all persons mentioned.

    I only allowed the post because it shows just one of the many problems the bailout allowed. A problem of restructuring home loans that opened the doors to predatory persons.

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