US foreclosure image is 2008 World Press Photo
Posted by Xeno on February 14, 2009
A picture of an armed sheriff moving through an American home after an eviction due to a mortgage foreclosure was named World Press Photo of 2008 on Friday.
Jury members said the strength of the photo by American Anthony Suau for Time magazine was in its opposites — it looks like a classic war photograph, but is simply the eviction of people from a house.
“Now war in its classic sense is coming into people’s houses because they can’t pay their mortgages,” jury chair MaryAnne Golon said.
Fellow juror Akinbode Akinbiyi said: “All over the world people will be thinking: ‘This is what is happening to all of us’.”
Regarding the bailout and our problems with the economy, I found this comment from WRH interesting:
If the US Government took the same money they are pouring onto the bankers and gave it back to the people (whose money it is anyway) each and every one of us would get about $30,000.
We could pay our mortgages. That would end the mortgage crisis.
We could pay our credit cards. That would end the credit crisis.
We could start new businesses. That would create jobs. That would end the unemployment crisis.
Those new businesses could make products for export. That would end the trade imbalance.
Why on Earth are they not doing this? Or at least slashing taxes by 50% which would produce the same result?
Instead the government has taken $8 trillion from the people to give to the banks so the banks can loan it back to us at interest!
This is like seeing a house burning and deciding that the best way to put out the fire is to rip wood from all the other houses to try to smother the flames!!!!!
Are the wealthy in this nation so greedy that they would not surrender their hold on our throats just long enough for us to stand back up again?