I am not one that likes to see the government interfere with our daily lives but there comes a time when there is a greater good in assisting those in need over meeting out the justice and punishment of some assumed slothful lifestyle as the root source of potential poverty. I have sought to understand why the government would need to do something about our current "housing crisis". Being in real estate by trade I know quite personally how this current state effects not only home owners but of the many Americans who make their living through the buying and selling of real estate.
Why does the government need to interfere? To me, there is this need to define at which point, if there is one, that the government is allowed a role in our "saving" us as Americans. I think I have found that line, and guess where I found it? In the Constitution. Go figure. What a beautiful inspired document! When the right to home ownership is being threatened and it is being done by circumstances that effect the nations ability as a whole to enjoy this constitutional right the government then becomes obligated, not simply allowed, to make corrections. In fact it is the governments job to protect and uphold the constitution and the various rights it affords; not compromise them. So Bush has singed the housing bill. But is this new housing bill a good thing? Perhaps that will continue to remain to be seen in the coming months. For now I choose to think that it will do some good. Perhaps not all the good it can be, but some good is better than no good. Nothing comes of nothing, and for the government to be faced with the challenges it currently has and to do nothing would be considered criminal and a failure in their charge to seek the good of the people.