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Rich People to the Rescue

Updated on December 23, 2011

A Call to Care and Share

Want a simple, bold cure for the mortgage mess that has so many people mired in misery? Here it is. Since the Republicans in Congress absolutely refuse to increase taxes on those earning over a million dollars, let's do an end run . . .

Let's ask millionaires and billionaires to do something voluntary and caring. I'd invite each of the "one percenters" to help a family or two whose house is in foreclosure and spend the few thousand dollars it would cost to cover back payments and penalties, maybe even put those families six months or a year ahead in payments so they can endure less stress while they find work and put themselves on solid footing again.

This would require a system to determine who truly needs the help, one that would avoid any abuse of funds shared, but it would dramatically relieve the housing crisis for lots of people.

After all, there are 330,000,000 millionaires in the U.S. according to a recent news program, and NBC Nightly News on December 22nd aired the story of one family in foreclosure and a married couple in Texas who saw the family's plight televised and stepped in to help the husband find work and renegotiate their mortgage.

Multiply that act of kindness and support by 330 million, and you see where we'd be as a nation if my suggestion were put into motion.

So, . . . is there anyone out there in cyberspace - Bill and Melinda Gates or Warren Buffett, or any one of the other several hundred million people who are wealthy who would be willing to a) organize such a program and/or b) pay to help one or two families escape their mortgage crisis?

And, is there a news organization that might want to take this on as a cause, the way Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) has done to provide school desks in Malawi, Africa? Let's get busy doing something caring and feasible that could help solve this mortgage problem and alleviate human suffering in the process.

What do you think? Are you ready and able to step up and be part of the solution??? Let me know. Or better yet, call the White House or a media group and tell someone you'll help!

A Call to Care and Share

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