Squeak makes good points about mortgages. But a new issue on home ownership has reared its head. Many people who had their homes paid for are now being forced into selling them, or taking out a mortgage. Lost savings and retirements have made it impossible for many who were in decent shape financialwise to continue. I don't think were at the bottom of the pit yet.
And someone please explain why we are still in afghanistan and what is the mission or purpose?