Apr 9, 2009

Obama urges: refinance your home!

With interest rates shrunk to 4.78% on a 30-year mortgage, Pres. Obama said today that it's time to get busy and refinance your mortgage, US homeowners.

It's in the article, but here's a direct link to Making Home Affordable where you can check out the deal and save a little dough each month if you qualify for remortgaging your digs, so a good plan might be to fill out the papers in time for Venus to turn Direct on April 17 and perhaps she will favor you as she moves forward again into pioneering Aries!

Venus Rising, a colored pencil drawing rendered for you by 'reluctant astrologer' Jude Cowell 2009+.


Anonymous said...

When Jimmy Carter was president he installed solar panels on the roof of the White House. Reagan took them down when he began his first term.

Let's hope the GOP doesn't replace the fuel efficient American made fleet with gas guzzling Hummers when Republicans take their next turn at the helm of the ship-of-state.


April 10, 2009

President Obama yesterday announced plans to buy 17,600 American-made, fuel-efficient cars and hybrids for the government fleet, the White House's latest gambit to steer aid to the nation's beleaguered automakers.

By June 1, the government plans to spend $285 million in stimulus funds to buy fuel-efficient vehicles from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The purchase is slated to include 2,500 hybrid sedans, the largest one-time purchase of hybrid vehicles to date for the federal fleet.

"This is only a first step, but I will continue to ensure that we are working to support the American auto industry during this difficult period of restructuring," Obama said in a statement.

Each vehicle must have a better fuel economy rating than the one it replaces. The government aims to boost the new fleet's overall fuel efficiency at least 10 percent.

The new cars are intended to reduce the government's gasoline consumption by 1.3 million gallons a year and prevent 26 million pounds of carbon-dioxide from entering the atmosphere, the administration said.

jude cowell said...

Yes, how they loved to make fun of Carter and now revere Reagan (while forgetting his lapses in j'ment, circumventing the Constitution, making dumb jokes with world leaders who were trying to be serious, dissing solar power for you-know-who's behalf, etc.)

Thanks for the article snippet - hope the mega-bucks for the new fleet makes a difference! jude