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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 07:58 PM

Rep. Issa Confronted By Protesters At Foreclosure Hearing, Blames Bank Fraud On Homeowners

Source: Think Progress

A month after the nation’s largest banks reached a mortgage fraud settlement with the federal government and state attorneys general, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY) for a foreclosure hearing in Brooklyn this morning. The field hearing included remarks by both Issa and Towns as well as scheduled testimony from representatives of Wall Street banks that were a part of the settlement, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase.

The hearing was almost immediately interrupted by protesters, however, who called on Issa and the panelists to “stop fighting for Wall Street and fight for the people that elected you!” Others chanted at Issa, “Work for the people!” before they were removed by security.

Watch it, courtesy of Raw Story:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/19/issa-heckled-at-bank-hearing-shame-on-you/#.T2dou-TAFp4.twitter

The protesters were promptly removed for interrupting the hearing, but Issa was just getting started. He later blamed homeowners for robo-signing, the fraudulent foreclosure practice that landed banks in hot water in 2010, according to AlterNet reporter Sarah Jaffe

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/19/447565/issa-blames-bank-fraud-homeowners/

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Reply Rep. Issa Confronted By Protesters At Foreclosure Hearing, Blames Bank Fraud On Homeowners (Original post)
Galraedia Mar 2012 OP
MindMover Mar 2012 #1
tularetom Mar 2012 #2
freshwest Mar 2012 #6
Iliyah Mar 2012 #3
raouldukelives Mar 2012 #9
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #4
Galraedia Mar 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Mar 2012 #7
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #8
Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2012 #10
mapu Mar 2012 #11
The Wizard Mar 2012 #12

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:00 PM

1. The wealthiest politician in USA claims that 99ers are at fault....

Last edited Mon Mar 19, 2012, 09:27 PM - Edit history (1)

for the greatest depression......is that the biggest joke in politics spouting off.....?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. Is that like blaming a car owner for leaving his car unlocked

So that a future US congressman can steal the car?

Just askin.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:20 PM

6. Hehehe. A good memory is the enemy of tyrants everywhere. Or something like that.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. F**k

Issa, what a poor excuse for a effing member of congress and shit I'm ashame he is from Cali, jackass.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:44 PM

9. + (insert large number here) nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:06 PM

4. and Townes let him get away with saying that?

I wonder how those folks in his district in CA who have lost their homes or are in the process of losing their homes feel about him blaming them for the bank's malfeasance.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:13 PM

5. Issa is also the same a**hole trying to destroy the USPS so that the RepubliCONS can privatize it.

“No union has or ever will lobby for a layoff, so it’s up to USPS management and Congress to demand concessions.” ~Darrell Issa

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:27 PM

7. another idiot heard from

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:39 PM

8. This guy needs to go back to selling used cars

BTW, would you buy a used car from Darrell Issa?

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 09:14 PM

10. From what I've read he was better at stealing them. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:39 PM

11. A criminal blaming homeowners for the actions of other criminals- that's rich.

A Congressman, with a criminal past- and he blames homeowners for the criminal (can anyone say 'robosigning' and 'forgery') actions of the banks?

Boggles the mind.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 11:14 PM

12. Sociopath

Nihilist, uncivilized political shyster. Just a toxic swine with power.

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