There is nothing more important than keeping alive the American dream to own your home, and priority number one is to keep well-meaning, deserving home owners who are facing foreclosure in their homes.To keep them where?
-The Senator from These Kids Today That Isn't Music Get off My Lawn
The "nothing more important" locution is common enough in politics, and you can be plenty sure that it signifies the opposite of what it says, and the clue from Senator Snaps-a-Lot is that he's keeping "alive" a "dream." Now you will pardon me for my skepticism, but maintaining the unliteral, metaphorical life of an abstraction of a desire seems to me to be largely unrelated to the question of whether or not the government of the United States of America ought to give someone money in order to prevent a lot of poor bastards--excuse me, well-meaning, deserving home owners--from finding their asses in foreclosure.
Of course, my position on the issue is that the government shouldn't, and that all those poor bastards ought to burn the motherfucker down on their way out the door just to make all those bad debts even more motherfucking unrecoverable, thus delivering yet another balpine-hammer-blow to the monstrous cankles of American finance. Creative destruction, my bitches.