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  • n. Alternative form of down payment.


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  • Bush: Many people are able to afford a monthly mortgage payment but are unable to make the downpayment, and so this legislation will authorize $200 million per year in downpayment assistance to at least 40,000 low - income families.

    Think Progress » Fifty-five years after Brown v. Board, Mississippi county schools ordered to stop school segregation.

  • A downpayment is the borrower's money acquired through careful financial planning and saving, gifts from family members, or from the profits gained at the sale of a previous home.

    Irvine Housing Blog

  • The school's headmaster says its success, a 100 percent pass rate and the government's emphasis on affirmative action at every level of society, has led to private sector scholarships, a kind of downpayment on well trained future black employees.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2001

  • Obama defended the cuts in his budget proposal, referring to them as a "downpayment," a word he and others serving in his administration have used in recent days.

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  • But he said while the Lib Dems did not have the "full answer" they had been open about the first £10 billion "downpayment" that would be made to tackle the deficit.

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  • Big news for urban planners and mass-transit fans: Tonight, President Obama will announce an $8 billion "downpayment" to build high-speed rail linkages in 13 areas, across 30 states.

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  • A fabulous bounty from the Bernard Madoff charitable foundation included a stunning WMD intelligence dossier advance 'downpayment'. : Spoof News : Front Page

  • Obama has staked quite a bit of his administration on making a "downpayment" on a government takeover of the healthcare system.

    Patterico's Pontifications

  • They're calling it a "downpayment" and a reward for employees who have stuck it out at the firm.


  • In working to ensure that President Obama's $634 billion health care "downpayment" is spent effectively, we must remember that because companies are already shouldering the cost of these wellness programs, relatively little new money is needed to make them more effective and provide performance incentives.


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