Zillow Advice: Home Buying - Which GOP candidate will promote the best legislation to stimulate the housing market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thanks for the views and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Thanks for the views and answers. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-10T17:45:00Z Have any of them proposed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Have any of them proposed removing all subsidies, vigorously pursue anti-trust cases and break up monopolies and oligopolies when found, and all special protections that the industry currently enjoys?&nbsp; It would be a rough 1st couple of years, but after that it would be a healthy market.&nbsp; If they extend that stance to all industries, that is a candidate I could campaign for. Sat, 07 Jan 2012 22:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-07T22:20:00Z How about this question - ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ How about this question - what would be good legislation for the GOP to promote to stimulate the housing market? Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-07T21:18:00Z Don't forget GOP debate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Don't forget GOP debate tonight. Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-07T16:47:00Z They are doing "something".&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ They are doing "something".&nbsp; The "balance the budget" people are strongly advocating for that.&nbsp; The "government stimulus" people are strongly advocating for borrowing more to jump start the economy.&nbsp; The "no new taxes" people are strongly arguing against increasing any taxes of any kind".&nbsp; The "flat tax" people are strongly arguing for a regressive tax that heavily taxes the lowest income earner regardless of the number of hours worked, and removes almost all taxes from the speculative investors that make a fortune off the working class.&nbsp; The "tax the wealthy" are strongly advocating for one economic class to pay for the government wastes of everyone else.&nbsp; The "war hawks" are strongly advocating for policies to murder people and maim the lower class U.S. citizens that are recruited for the special interests of the U.S. mega-corporations.&nbsp; The "regulate industry" people are strongly advocating for more government interference and more bureaucracy in everything.&nbsp; The "free market" people are strongly advocating for no regulations of any kind, and let the people pollute their neighbor's environment if they wish.<br/><br/>They are all "wrong", and if any of them got their way only, without the benefit of dialog and input from opposing views, the government would collapse.&nbsp; Of course, that could be a "good thing", as the government is well overdue for replacement, and we have so many useless laws that even the most informed lawyers and judges cannot keep up with them all.<br/><br/>Now, why we keep paying politicians to keep trying to create more useless laws, I have no idea.<br/><br/>As for Columbus, I can't think of a single useful thing he did.&nbsp; The north and south American continents would have been much better without him. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-03T22:01:00Z Pasa-&nbsp; "At least if ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Pasa-&nbsp; <em>"At least if they are "gridlocked", they can't make things much worse than they already are."</em> You have got to be kidding!<br/><br/>If Columbus did nothing we probably would not have to be concerned with these issues. We probably would have other problems to be concerned about.&nbsp;<br/><br/>When folks stand by and do nothing how can this be a lawful,&nbsp;civilized society?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>Happy funding, Rudi<br/>&nbsp; Tue, 03 Jan 2012 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-03T21:14:00Z "No two parties will receive ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ "<em>No two parties will receive my vote</em>" -<br/><br/>Neither of those two parties will receive my vote either.&nbsp; Neither party stands for the kinds of things that I think government should be doing, nor do they represent the general public.<br/><br/>If either party gets controlling interest, they already have indicated their intentions of what they will do to make things substantially worse.&nbsp; At least if they are "gridlocked", they can't make things much worse than they already are.<br/> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-03T20:31:00Z They can promote any legislation ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ They can promote any legislation they want. What matters is will it be ratified into law?<br/><br/>Out of the last two decades what President could&nbsp;do anything if his Party did not control&nbsp;Congress. OK, maybe Clinton? ... Congress rules!<br/><br/>Please vote your ticket for all open positions in the same party. If not, heaven help us all. I do not think anyone of us want to experience again what we have recently experienced with our last Democrat an Republican Presidents without Their Party's&nbsp;Percentage of Controlling&nbsp;Votes&nbsp;in Congress. .... It is only about 8 months away before we vote. I will do my best to do this all one way or all the other way. No two parties will receive my vote.&nbsp;....Happy New Year, Rudi Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-03T20:11:00Z Actually, there are a couple ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Actually, there are a couple of Republicans who might fill the bill: Gary Johnson and Buddy Roemer.<br/><br/>Huh?<br/><br/>Johnson is a legitimate Republican (though he may run as an independent) and a libertarian but without the . . . . ummm . . . . baggage that Ron Paul has. Just looking at Johnson's web site, his positions include:<br/><ul class="noindent"><li class="first-child">**Reject auto and banking bailouts, state bailouts, corporate welfare, cap-and-trade, card check, and the mountain of regulation that protects special interests rather than benefiting consumers or the economy.</li><li>**Restrict Federal Reserve policy to maintaining price stability, not bailing out financial firms or propping up the housing sector.</li><li>**Eliminate government support of Fannie and Freddie.</li><li>**Stop spending on the fiscal stimulus, transportation, energy, housing, and all other special interests. The U.S. must restrain spending across the board.</li><li>See <a href="http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues/economy-and-taxes" rel="nofollow">http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues/economy-and-taxes</a></li><li><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>As for Buddy Roemer, see <a href="http://www.buddyroemer.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.buddyroemer.com/</a>&nbsp;His main message is cleaning up corruption, especially campaign funding. While that doesn't directly relate to housing, many of the problems experienced in housing lead right back to certain special interests.</li></ul><p>The candidates are there. They're just not being covered.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-03T03:49:00Z Are you sure legislation ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ Are you sure legislation is what is needed? I think the bigger problem is jobs. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-GOP-candidate-will-promote-the-best-legislation-to-stimulate-the-housing-market/427381/ 2012-01-02T20:08:00Z