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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:25 PM

If Romney wants to get rid of HUD, if he doesn't combine it with other agencies if

he should become President, the impact on seniors and people with low incomes is going to be seriously impacted. The building next to me is HUD, mostly people on SS only, little or no savings or other incoming revenue. If HUD is done away with, (I truly doubt it will but he is very cavalier in even discussing such a thing) people will absolutely be scrambling to find places to live. Rents are very high, all over. Romney is a dangerous guy and seniors and others better check him out thoroughly.

From Crooks & Liars:

"I'm going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I'm probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go," Romney said. "Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later. But I'm not going to actually go through these one by one. What I can tell you is, we've got far too many bureaucrats. I will send a lot of what happens in Washington back to the states."

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Reply If Romney wants to get rid of HUD, if he doesn't combine it with other agencies if (Original post)
monmouth Apr 2012 OP
WomenAgainstRomney Apr 2012 #1
Raven Apr 2012 #2
elleng Apr 2012 #4
Daniel537 Apr 2012 #5
elleng Apr 2012 #3
Daniel537 Apr 2012 #7
elleng Apr 2012 #9
monmouth Apr 2012 #8
goclark Apr 2012 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #10
monmouth Apr 2012 #11
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #13
Drunken Irishman Apr 2012 #12
arbusto_baboso Apr 2012 #14
auntiec30 Apr 2012 #15
liddlejohn Apr 2012 #16

Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Women Against Romney

Mitt is a dangerous guy... and this is W.A.R.! Everyone needs to speak up, and be prepared to vote. Join us at Women Against Romney on Facebook!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:27 PM

2. His father ran it. I thought it was interesting

that he made a point of that...I wonder if Mitt has an issue with his Dad...Mitt was all about letting his Dad's beloved auto industry crash and burn. Fodder for shrinks here, I think.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:31 PM

4. You may be right,

but I'd rather not think about it. (Same as Georgie-boy.)

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:32 PM

5. There's definitely a daddy issue going on here.

Seems to be his main motivation for running. Very sad.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:29 PM

3. Won't happen.

They provide too many services which are appreciated and needed by the industry, imo, in addition to services needed by people.
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:34 PM

7. Just in case, lets make sure we get as many people as possible to vote Dem.

I'm not willing to risk anything with the GOP and a few of the quislings we have in the Democratic Party.

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:39 PM

9. Absolutely.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:36 PM

8. Thanks for the link. Very interesting..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. It's not just the way that he says things


It is the ease with witch he makes broad brush statement that demonstrate
his lack of a CARE GENE.

Who made this idiot King!!!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:58 PM

10. Howdy neighbor! I work at HUD and we're all in a deep, depressive funk right now.

How can people who call themselves Christian hate the poor so much?!?!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:26 PM

11. It's very scary. The population in the building I mentioned is almost all widows, too old to

work. Many are tea partiers if you can grasp that one... Ugh..

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Response to monmouth (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:54 PM

13. That makes sense at USDA, maybe, but not at GSA or HUD. We have them there, too!

It's absolutely mind-boggling!!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:11 PM

12. My mom got a new roof on her house for free thanks to HUD...

:/

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 07:54 PM

14. And beyond the immediate effects you describe, what about the impact on the housing market?

We think housing is in the shitter NOW? Just wait until he dismantles HUD...

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. HUD is a great program, but also filled with bureaucrats.

I currently live in HUD housing and have been trying to get out of the place I'm in since one week after moving in. We, as in 24 tenants, have contacted HUD officials, if you want to call them that, to let them know our Manager is a joke! HUD has specific regulations for who can live in their subsidized housing and who can't; convicted felons are a huge no-no! In the last year we've had three convicted felons, one of whom murdered someone and spent 25 years in prison, but was allowed to live in our facility. Most of us call this place "Alcatraz" because rules don't seem to matter when renting an apartment as long as they can pay rent. After contacting HUD, with a disclaimer attached to our letters, they proceeded to call our Manager and tell her everything we complained about, word for word, and who sent the letters. So much for getting any help from them. I'm certainly not saying that all HUD buildings are run like ours, but if you don't stand up for yourself who will? I have had my life threatened and continually followed by this person since he was removed from our building. I've been harassed by the Manager who seems to think she can enter my apartment and take anything she wants to or try and access information on my computer while I am gone. We also have a tenant who is a "trusted friend" of the Manager, but not an employee who has security monitors in her apartment and can view the comings and goings of everyone here. If you don't get along with her you might as well pack your bags and leave. After reading all of this please tell me that HUD is great and who do you contact to get the proper results. I'm not someone who can be pushed around and not stand up for myself and many of the elderly who live here, but I haven't a clue who to call or contact. If anyone can share that information I'd love to hear it. Thanks for letting me vent. It's been a long two years and I WILL leave if I have live on the streets.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:25 PM

16. Romney pulling the plug on Grandma?

Closing down Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would throw millions of elderly out on the streets. There are many of millions of seniors living in subsidised apartments around the country that depend on the HUD/Section 8 help with the rent--30% of income is what seniors pay for rent, less out of pocket medical expenses.

This is REALLY pulling the plug on Grandma!

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