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Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Carter’

Seize the perspective

Posted by Liberty on February 17, 2009

From Carpe Diem today:

Early 1980s vs. Now

Here’s a bit of an antidote for my last post about the plummeting stock markets.  It’s important to remember that, while our economy is bad, it certainly has been worse.  Some of us haven’t been around long enough to remember the last severe recession firsthand, so these statistics bear repeating.  In the early 80’s, America was still recovering from the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter.  How about 18.5% interest on your 30 year fixed mortgage?  It really was that bad in 1981.  14.8% inflation in 1980?  And 10.8% unemployment in 1982?  I’m not saying that we’re not headed there under Obama’s socialist policies but for the time being at least, it could be worse.

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But the intention was good. Isn’t that enough?

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

“Residents of a model housing estate bankrolled by Hollywood celebrities and hand-built by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, are complaining that it is falling apart.

Fairway Oaks was built on northern Florida wasteland by 10,000 volunteers, including Carter, in a record 17-day ‘blitz’ organised by the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Eight years later it is better known for cockroaches, mildew and mysterious skin rashes.”

Jimmy Carter…a failure as a president, as a Middle East peace negotiator and as a builder.

Jimmy Carter aside, after reading the comments, I did have to wonder how much blame the residents have to bear for the state of their houses.  If they were the kind of people who weren’t willing or able to get a home on their own, were they really the kind of people who would take care of a house that was given to them?  It also brought to mind the phenomena of the homeowners who were fortunate enough to have foreclosure postponed that still aren’t paying their mortgage.

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