By Ted Nugent
In these tough and turbulent economic times, we need to look for small things we can be thankful for.
For example, I am thankful President Obama is not a lifeguard, as I believe he would toss concrete blocks to drowning swimmers instead of life preservers.
Why do I believe that? His economic policies are drowning our economy, leaving many Americans unemployed or underemployed, and he knows it. Continue reading
Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer
Monday, August 02, 2010
Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka is ratcheting up the costs for absentee owners who spread the damage from the foreclosure crisis. They will have to pay neighbors for economic losses caused by their neglect.
Pianka plans to hold his first restitution hearings on the issue later this month.
The move comes as Cleveland’s lone housing judge contends with the fallout from the foreclosure mess.
A troubling number of homes have become vacant, neglected commodities bought and sold — often by out-of-state companies — for dirt-cheap prices and left to languish. That can undermine safety and nearby property values.
“What is happening there is certainly at the forefront of initiatives seeking to impose liability upon the owners of substandard properties Continue reading