>>ACORN on the Move: Frances Fox Piven: ACORN-style Mass Movement May Deepen Foreclosure Crisis
ACORN is on the move. Or rather has been on the move but the O’Keefe chap seems to have stopped the movement but as can be seen in President Obama’s budget this stop was only temporary because Obama has almost $5 MILLION marked for his buddies in ACORN and affiliates in his budget. So what is the move? Convincing homeowners, I really should say home buyers, not to leave their homes when they are foreclosed upon because they HAVE A RIGHT TO OWN A HOME. Yes indeedy. People have a right to own a home whether they can pay for it or not. And if they can’t pay for it then the fat cat banks should eat the loss or the government should pay for it for them.
Now I agree that this mortgage crisis and the fact that these people can not pay their mortgage now that the rates have been adjusted upward to a reasonable rate is the fault of the government telling the bankers to make loans to people who could not afford homes. It started back with carter and then to Clinton and ended with Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd literally threatening banks with all kinds of trouble with the IRS etc. if they did not go along with this radical Democrats plan. ( have written much on this Mortgage crisis and how it all came down so will not go over the same ground again.) The upshot is these people should NEVER have been given mortgages to buy a home in the first place. Is it now the banks fault? Maybe/maybe not. Is it the governments fault? Yes. Is it the tax payers fault? yes as for the fools who voted for Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, but it certainly is not my fault. I didn’t buy a home I couldn’t afford. I was smart enough to know I couldn’t afford a home no matter what some slick, and long gone, mortgage broker told me. (Remember the post I did on the young Hispanic woman who was holding down three jobs to pay the original mortgage on a new home? She should never have been given a loan and will never be able to pay the mortgage when the initial low interest rate period is up!)
Now hear what this Marxist Radical is telling people to do and her allies at ACORN are aiding and abetting.
Frances Fox Piven on the foreclosure crisis… and ACORN’s implementatio… more Frances Fox Piven on the foreclosure crisis… and ACORN’s implementation of the stategy, known as ACORN Home Defenders.
Frances Fox Piven gives her opinion on what the Founding Fathers, and in… more Frances Fox Piven gives her opinion on what the Founding Fathers, and in particular, Thomas Jefferson, would think of America today.
Piven on Glenn Beck
Frances Fox Piven, co-author of the “Cloward Piven Strategy” gave her op… more Frances Fox Piven, co-author of the “Cloward Piven Strategy” gave her opinion of Fox News host Glenn Beck.
The original Cloward-Piven Strategy, born in a 1966 article in The Nation magazine, was to overwhelm the welfare system by flooding the rolls with new recipients. The government would not be able to keep up (this was a time when a government could actually go bankrupt), the system would crash and a Democratic presidential administration would be “forced” to implement a “guaranteed annual income” for Americans.
Fast forward to the 21st Century. America’s in the midst of a home foreclosure crisis.
Piven’s new strategy? Force the government and banks to deal with the problem by convincing approximately two million people to refuse to leave their homes. ACORN has been implementing this strategy with its Home Defenders program.
Glenn Beck on Cloward-Piven:
Are they following Cloward-Piven?