There's nothing that better represents the dark potential of capitalism than the reverse mortgage. Nothing keeps a prole a prole more confidently than an inability to create family wealth. And there's no better way to eliminate family wealth than to slowly take one's house away from them a brick at a time -- and tell them that it's a great way to ensure that they enjoy their twilight years.

Who tells folk to treat their houses like lottery payments? Well, there's the Fonz (Henry Winkler) and Fred Thompson. Okay, Winkler I can understand. After Arrested Development, it's almost in character. But someone who ran [sleepwalked] for president in the last election? Thank heavens he didn't win the nomination. Thompson's morals are more than questionable. It's questionable that they exist.

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