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December 23rd, 2011 at 02:17 pm

how we're paying for the payroll tax extension bill that just passed. According to Yahoo finance "The two-month version's $33 billion cost will be covered by a 0.1 percentage point increase on guarantee fees on new home loans backed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae at a likely cost of about $17 a month for a homeowner with a $200,000 mortgage"

So someone who gets a new mortgage or refinances starting next year will have to pay an extra $17/month on their mortgage for the term of the mortgage. That does not seem fair to me. They say it will be temporary, but I doubt that. Housing is already hurting, so I don't see how this will help, I also don't see why homeowners should have to pay the bill or why we should be taking money from the social security system at a time when they are broke. Obviously I don't understand politics or high-finance.

I'm making my pumpkin custard again today to take to xmas. I'll also bring some celery with the cream cheese, peanut butter and caramel dip I made the other day.

Today I sauteed some green beans in butter with salt and pepper, then added a couple tablespoons of Salsa to the mix. I cut up the leftover ham mom gave me and I had a really good one pot dish.

I occassionally get a free box of macaroni and cheese. Usually I donate them. I had one and decided to try a recipe I read about with pork rinds. I took the cheese packet from the box and put about a third of it in a baggie. I added pork rinds and shook it up. They tasted pretty good. Maybe not the most 'pure' of foods, but low-carb and a nice crunch factor.

I finished reading the library book Dragon's Time by Anne McCaffrey. Sci/Fi - very good.

2 Responses to “betcha didn't know”

  1. CCraw Says:

    The holidays just aren't the holidays for me without celery and peanut butter or celery with pimento cheese, I love that stuff. Happy Holidays Retire@50!!

  2. Dido Says:

    I heard this on Marketplace tonight. Just in time for my planned refinance--yuck. But my refinance will be for less than half of the illustrative 200K amount, but still, that's almost an extra hundred bucks a year.

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