Good Morning America just had a story about a woman in Houston that owed $6000 on her house and was going to lose it because unexpected medical bills caused her to fall behind on her mortgage.
The good people of Houston pulled the $6000 together and paid her mortgage for her, saving her house. What I want to know is:
Shouldn't the government have simply used tax money to pay this woman's mortgage? If there are people in Houston who have extra money lying around to pay someone else's mortgage, aren't their taxes too low?