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#17 of 21 Re: Article Comments - Study on Auto Finance, Purchase Decisions [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 17, 2010 (12:40 pm)
Nothing wrong in principle with a stimulus to jumpstart a laggard economy
Stimulus dollars stem from taxes we've paid and/or are paying. Thus, I resent my money being used to jumpstart a laggard economy when, with patience & due suffering, Natural Economics should be applied.
sympathy for a naive and greedy homeowner
The greedy homeowner is not naive, but cunning for his own selfish purposes.
The Wall Street Wolves weren't taking the locally approved loan applications. They were being "sold" by commissioned mortage brokers right here in Hometown, USA.
"No Down = No Responsibility" = No sympathy at all for the undeserving loan applicant/homeowner.
#18 of 21 Re: Article Comments - Study on Auto Finance, Purchase Decisions [euphonium]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 17, 2010 (12:47 pm)
Actually not enough money was spent on the stimulus by all accounts from economic experts. The complaint was HOW the money was allocated, monitored, etc. and those were justifiable grievances, I agree.
Spending nothing during a catastrophic financial meltdown would be national collective mass suicide. I mean, even conservative economists do not take the view of non-intervention in such grave situations.
But regardless, getting back to point here---just because consumers made bonehead moves does not give dealers, or investment bankers, the right to deceive them.
Oct 05, 2010 (9:20 am)
Can I pay the local taxes up front and not include them in the finance charge.
#21 of 21 Re: taxes [rock1016]
Oct 05, 2010 (4:50 pm)
Interest should just be charged against the net amount (selling price less down payment) you are financing. In most states the sales tax is based on the price you negotiated regardless of down payment made (some states let you deduct trade before calculating tax, but down payment still doesn't enter into it).