The President’s Administration has recently touted the economic recovery that has taken place over the past 6 years. Contrary to this desired reality, in perhaps an acknowledgement that the housing market has not yet full recovered, the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (or “PATH” Act) into law in December 2015. One key part of … read more
Someone once said that the greatest thing about the U.S. of A. is our endless appeals system. Typically, the system of appeals enters the public consciousness where it relates to criminal matters, when life or liberty is on the line. A fellow facing the electric chair walks away scot-free when he is exonerated via DNA … read more
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Depending on one’s station within society, the last few years might aptly fit the infamous opening to Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The common man or woman, like many times throughout history, continue to carry the brunt of persecution and suffering. … read more
Foreclosure: Et Tu My Lender?
Foreclosure: Et Tu My Lender? What happened to the good ol’ handshake? Can you trust anyone anymore? Tragically, we aren’t speaking of your Indian-giving acquaintance or your small time crook. Important, too-big-to-fail banking institutions are just as quick to pull one over on the consumer as your garden variety con artist. It’s easy for a … read more
The American Dream: Re-Established?
Is there any concept more closely identified with the American Dream than homeownership? In his attempt to convince Mikhail Gorbachev of the virtues of American democracy, Ronald Reagan took the USSR president on a helicopter ride and showed him the private homes of common American citizens, complete with swimming pools and barbeque grills. Unfortunately, due … read more