This Trump Voter Lost Her Home And Blames The Incoming Treasury Secretary

Submitted by: fancylad 11 months ago in News & Politics
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There are a lot of angles this story can go, but ultimately, it comes down to three words that Trump said during and after election day -- he said he was going to "drain the swamp." Get all the career politicians out of the White House and get new people in there to, I guess shake up the system. I think that's what Republicans who voted for Trump were hoping for. That seems like one of the big reasons why they vote Trump in. They might not like him as a person, but he's sure to shake up White House and fill his cabinet with people that don't have him in their pockets.

He's draining the swamp, for sure, but what's he filling it with?

An excerpt from the Associated Press:

When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.

She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump's pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well.

OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.

"I just wish that I had not voted," said Colebrook, 59. "I have no faith in our government anymore at all. They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in."

Less than a month after his presidential win, Trump's populist appeal has started to clash with a Cabinet of billionaires and millionaires that he believes can energize economic growth.

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Male 252
I can't wait until we get to blame Bush for everything
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How do you get to the age of 59 and still fall for Trump's promises? She's been through ten presidential elections as an adult.
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Male 5,210
People on the right were freaking out that Hillary was in the pockets of Wallstreet. Donald Trump nominates a man for the position of Treasury Secretary, who spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs and is now chief executive of Dune Capital Management, a privately owned hedge fund, and there's zero concern. What the fuck people? This is a nomination that both sides should be very troubled by.
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Male 5,210
This article goes into detail of why Steve Mnuchin is such a bad nomination and this was written when he was just considering him for the position. "Mnuchin and his partners bought IndyMac on the condition that the FDIC agree to pay future losses above a certain threshold. They renamed the bank OneWest Bank and, after running it for six years, they sold it last year for a profit, estimated at close to $1.5 billion." The "losses" that the FDIC paid them $1 Billion for were of their own making. They were called a foreclosure machine. They would not cooperate with home owners who qualified for government assisted modifications to their loans they just sold the people's houses out from under them. He should be in jail along with ever other exec at that company. That is not a casual comment. He SHOULD be in jail. This is the person Trump nominated for Treasury Secretary. Where is the backlash? Where is the outrage? Oh yeah, it's at the victim in this post - the home owner. Yay.
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Male 8,080
@markust123 WOO Look at that swamp drain right into his cabinet! Also Wall St somehow is in this bog too. Woo change!
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Male 2,703
She's NOT a home owner. Thus her problem.
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Female 4,608
she spends beyond her means, plays a hunch and it fails... and its someone else's fault. Gotcha.
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Male 2,703
She lost her home because she was up to her neck in debt. She had three homes. Lived in one and hoped renting two others could pay for all three. There's a word for that. Stupid.
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Male 4,099
So is making assumptions about other peoples choices and options. I talked with kitteh frequently when I was a mod here and I never found her to be stupid. I found her to have an incredibly strong work ethic and was always willing to help people.
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Male 4,099
@DromEd: Sorry, I have trouble seeing the indentation of who is replying to who and I thought you were replying to @Saitek118 not the article. I thought you were assuming that Kitteh left because she fell in debt and was stupid. I apologize, you weren't assuming and you weren't talking about kitteh, I was simply wrong on both accounts. My bad.
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Female 4,608
yeah rich! wtf man! get your shit together! hehe :D
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Male 4,099
I know, right. lol
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Male 2,703
No problem.
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Male 1,049
Well she's a Trump voter so that goes without saying.
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Male 2,703
70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Stupid has nothing to do with party affiliation.
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What ever happened to Kitteh9lives? She was good about fixing the site, was she apart of Demand media? Could we make her a mod?
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Oh golly what a barren place this has become. Does anyone come here anymore? I remember a time...way back when. A time where the IAB comments section was ALIVE and FUN. But then the political and sensationalist news stories replaced the entertaining and fun posts. The vocal minority drove away all the other commenters.
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Male 5,210
I donated money to save the site too. I was a little disappointed to not recieve a thank you also. A quick group email to us all wouldn't have killed you, Fancy. The least you could have done is let us know when the site was back up. But don't blame Fancy for the content. He approves what gets clicks. It's crickets on any of the non-political posts. If you want more funny posts all you have to do is rate and comment on the funny posts. The more clicks he gets on the funny posts the more he'll approve.
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You deserve a thank you, that's for damned sure. I'm a new comer and even though it doesn't count for much. Thank you so much. This is upsetting you donated and then heard nothing. Thanks for sharing @markust123 and @jayme21. =(
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I remember the abuse I got pointing out it sounds a bit fishy with thr fundraising the mechanism they were using to raise funds (you didn't get funds back if you didn't reach the target) how she was trying to get people on her other site. Too many flame wars and the repetitive cycle means I rarely if ever come back over here. 9gag provides the interesting fun pictures in an easier format. IAB is just an empty relic filled with 5cats echos
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Thanks for 9gag! Never heard of it, and I really like it better. Maybe my troll ass will be gone :)
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agreed, its gone down-hill. I'm not sure if it's lala's many (and long) rants, the poor quality of submissions, the endless bickering of users, the denials of submissions or twisting of submissions, but ever since i-a-b came back from that sell off thing, its just gotten worse. Ive been going to boredbutton.com a lot more. It was nice when i-a-b was like you could come in to an article and then there was no read/lead up.. just the picture, or the video with the title.. and then people commenting on it. But yeah the politics is probably killing the site at this point.
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Ironically I've been told by several commenters/readers who barely participate in comments anymore that it's due to all your collective complaining, pissing, and whining in the comments. I.e. Jayme's comment below.
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Back when IAB was being sold off you claimed that you were mortgaging your house and putting your family's life on the line and banking it all to save IAB. You said you were committed. I hope that's not true because you've failed sooooo hard. Fancy-pup deserves better.
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Hey fancylad!...I'm still waiting for all the great stuff you promised to the IAB hardcore longtime loyals, back when IAB was sinking and was asking for donations. I donated a pretty penny. I was a mod with nearly full access to the IAB dashboard, and I'm still waiting for benefits, loyalty recognition, or even a simple "thank you". You had a great community of people here, and you tossed it all to the side and got lazy. You could have had help with keeping it all together. But you didn't put the work in. You never actually paid attention the site and the people.
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I used to love this place. But now IAB is a few steps below Bestgore.com when it comes to fun posts and entertaining comments. R.I.P IAB
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