On Wednesday's radio show what started out as a fun, playful call quickly took a turn towards revealing the harsh realities that many Americans face today.
Many of you are aware that Glenn has been taking to Facebook lately, sharing his support for the average American making it through tough and uncertain times. Today, Jake from Ohio reminded all of us that we should be thankful for everything we have, as there are people out there struggling to make ends meet.
Jake began the call by discussing AI intelligence and the possibility of robots taking over the workforce in America. The conversation then turned as he began to describe the trying times his family is currently facing. After his father got sick, the family's business began to suffer. Now, the bank and the police are threatening to "do whatever is necessary" to remove his family from their home on Monday, as they have defaulted on their mortage.
"For the past going on five years now, we've -- my dad got real bad sick in the hospital, about died several times. When that happened, it caused his business to kind of fall apart. We had a family business, and things went south and we've tried to work with the banks to be able to keep our home and what not, and what happened was they've decided that they wouldn't help us at all. They said there's no Avenues we could take at this
point, and they give us no remedy or anything whatsoever. We've been fighting it in court, and we've exhausted everything we could do. And only thing now they said we could do is try to file bankruptcy. And we contacted a representative that said we could do that, to try to help us, but he said there was nothing he could do either. It was just delay the inevitable, but they're wanting to drag my parents out of their home on Monday. They sent a letter saying no matter what happens, that they will remove them by whatever means necessary, and I'm sorry," he explained.
As people rush to malls and shopping centers attempting to purchase the "perfect present," Jake's call brought to light some of the things forgotten during the Christmas season. While people worry about what Ipad they are going to pick out, here is a man just hoping that his family can keep their home. As Jake's family searches for answers, we can all follow Glenn's advice and "pray for them, especially over the weekend and Monday." We can also all take a few minutes during this season to appreciate all that we are thankful for, and all that we can do for others.