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Bailout Plan for Foreclosures Active but Taxpayers Not Happy

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By : Leticia Carvalho    99 or more times read
With the continuing rise of foreclosures sweeping across the country, the federal government has decided to use billions of taxpayer's money in prevention programs against foreclosures. This includes the FHASecure and Hope for Homeowners programs, which guarantees the refinancing of expensive mortgages that brought these homeowners into trouble and convert them into more affordable loans.

The federal government is also funding the mortgage modification programs for loans facing foreclosures that are owned by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Several sectors are also pushing for the use of a portion of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program to directly bail out troubled homeowners from foreclosures.

These program, although design to help people avoid foreclosures, only infuriated several taxpayers, particularly those who did not go with the wave during the home buying spree when Adjustable Rate Mortgages were offered a few years back. They feel no remorse for people who were not careful to spend beyond their means and now are in trouble because of their bad decisions.

Other taxpayers are also losing their jobs due to the economic problems they believed were caused by these people who made the wrong decision in taking on mortgages, which they could not possibly pay. Now that these people who made the wrong decisions are facing foreclosures, taxpayers are furious that the government would spend billions to help these people, while those who did not cause the problem are receiving zero dollars.

On the other hand, experts are explaining the need for the government to bail out homeowners in mortgage trouble. As the number of foreclosed properties grew astronomical, home values are affected severely and these sharp declines in prices will continue to cripple the economy. Letting delinquencies slide much further will only create more damage on a national level and will affect the entire financial system.

Although it seems unfair for others, supporting these bailout programs will be beneficial for the nation as a whole and everyone will eventually benefit from it.

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