How are the elected officials that you voted into office helping you, the average American, this week? By terminating the $30 billion Home Affordable Modification Program, which could have kept you from being foreclosed upon.

Sorry! Look at the bright side, newly homeless average Americans: at least you're not one of the skyrocketing number of American families in which nobody at all is working. (Unless you are.) At least you don't live in Jefferson County, Alabama, which is staring down the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. (Unless you do.) And hey, at least the world is not going to be totally out of oil for another 50 years. And best of all, at least the top 1% of wealth-holders stand to benefit richly from the upcoming boom in the M&A market.

When you look at it that way, you're just proud to be an American. Homeless or otherwise.


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