Thursday, November 06, 2008

A sneek peak into Obama's Housing Solution

One of Obama’s first ideas is on what to do with the housing issue here in the USA. Thousands of foreclosed homes sit out there rotting away. VE investigators have gotten a hold of some of their preliminary ideas:

First, the democratic FUN committee met in a giant meeting (because meetings are fun) and determined this situation is currently very un-fun. It’s time to instill some immediate fun into the situation.

Beginning immediately after taking office, they will institute weekly fun tours of the suburbs by allowing rich families access to all the foreclosure houses so they can play elaborate real life roll playing games like Apocalypse. For the more festive, there will be participation staged games of “I am Legend” where for a ridiculously high fee that is no problem for the very rich to afford you can play the last normal person on the planet and drive around with no cars anywhere and raid homes and fight zombies. While making money toward sustaining the jobs of those working to make all this happen it will also help the rich to understand the suburbs a little bit better than what their PR firms are telling them.

But all this fun and amusement is only a temporary solution. By taking a current popular program SMART and cleverly reusing it to mean “Start Making a Renter Today” they will institute a rental program allowing normal people to live in and rent the houses they couldn’t afford to buy in the first place.

In addition, in a play on the Parents without Partners theme, they will be focusing on a huge campaign for Houses without Renters. The whole idea is to pump up the idea that owning a house isn’t all that great. Here are some of the print ads they’re mulling over:




29 comments:

QuirkyLoon said...

I want in on this action!

Please take my house away and let me become a renter!

Where is the house that houses your mind? I would like personal trip into it! Does it come furnished? I hope so.

You are so hilarious! Where do you come up with this stuff?

Memarie Lane said...

VE in 2012!

Jeff said...

Hey... renting is a SMART idea for a lot of people. If the banks hadn't been so greedy in giving out loans people couldn't afford in the first place, we would have a lot more renters today and a lot less of a financial crisis.

Well, whatta ya know... that wasn't funny at all.

Quickroute said...

Most of continental Europe just rent - it seems US and UK and Ireland have this ridiculous urge to get on the property ladder. Look where that got them!

Megan said...

Judging from the photos I see every day of the damage done to foreclosed properties, I think this is already happening!

Kurt said...

I've always been a renter. It's the only way to go.

VE said...

quirkyloon - Thanks. My minds home is furnished but it's probably things that aren't very useful and could easily be tripped over

marie - Can I borrow 100 million to campaign?

jeff - Where's the funny in that? I'm sending over the FUN committee to your place! Oh, and it's not just the bankers. If we didn't have greedy developers building them and if we didn't have greedy property buyers flipping for a profit and if we didn't have greedy people wanting more house than they need and...well, that's not funny either is it...

quickroute - You know...I rented for two years before I got married and built a home and it was quite liberating actually. I was able to travel more because I didn't have all these home projects and extra costs. Ok, the equity I made off my last home was nice but it does feel overrated.

megan - Those naughty rich kids. Playing the game early...sheesh!

VE said...

kurt - In the city you live in...is there really a choice?

Giggle Pixie said...

Holy hell! Hey, is Neverland up for rental?

Roy Scribner said...

Can I get a zombie gig with the rich folks? That sounds like fun!

AngieSS said...

I would soooo go back to being a renter if I could. I'm so tired of having to fix stuff! And having responsibility! And worrying about my keggers getting outta control! :(

I wonder if there is a way for people who actually pay their mortgage on a house with negative equity (now that the housing market has crashed) to get out of it and become a renter? Hmmmmm......

ReformingGeek said...

We're celebrating that we just paid off our house! I guess it's time to buy another and rent it out!

cathouse teri said...

Hooray for renters!

VE said...

giggle pixie - Funny you should mention Neverland Ranch. I posted
this once.

roy - I know...everybody wants to do that. It's part of the unemployement solution too...

angiess - I know; we need to declare bankruptcy on our home, get bail out money, spend a few weeks hot tubbing at a posh resort and then go rent. The American dream...

reforminggeek - Congrats. You are in the 5% category of people who ever do. We should tax you more now! ;)

teri - Yes...renters are people too!

Dan Brantley said...

I hope no one in Washington reads this. It reads too much like a government program.

I Stumbloed it for ya.

VE said...

dan - I think they're mulling it over right now! ha ha Thanks!

angie said...

Whew. I'm a renter.....(wait...and an owner. I better ditch that owned house quickly. :)

Serena said...

The new administration is all about solutions, and when the solutions are fun, everybody wins. The rich people get to pretend to be normal until they get scared and go home, and the over-extended people get to pay high rent instead of killing themselves with outrageous mortgages. And on the weekends, they can entertain the rich folks. Who'd turn that down?:)

The Offended Blogger said...

I want my change in small unmarked bills. ;)

Chat Blanc said...

who knew I'd be so happy to be a renter! I'm ahead of the SMART game. Woot!

VE said...

angie - Ditch it quick before a rich kid trashes it. Oh, and zombies never pick up after themselves either!

serena - It's a foolproof plan!

offended - Wouldn't we all; wouldn't we all

chat blanc - That's makes you SMARTer

LL said...

Brilliant.

Especially the ballot.

VE said...

II - Makes the whole voting process much easier!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Precisely, what are your plans for Dr. House?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I've had dreams of renting a house since our 12 year old craphole of a home has continued disintegrating around us and we have no hope of affording to fix everything.

The homes in my neighborhood were built solely to keep Lowe's and Home Depot in business. It's no coincidence that we have THREE hardware stores at the end of the subdivision.

VE said...

elastic - Time to declare bankruptcy and go hot tubbing...

Maureen said...

Gah... I hate renting. We just paid off our house too. I would rather own than rent.

Carla said...

You make it look all so appealing.

VE said...

maureen - Could you pay off mine? Only about 400K left...

carla - Hey, gotta have fun even in the worst of situations