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loyalkydem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:59 AM
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Is a grass roots movement to outs those 12 senators who killed the housing bill possible?
12 Senators killed the housing bill which would have helped the home owners who are upside down in their homes was killed by 12 Democratic Senators including Spectre. Is it possible to start a grass roots campaign to put pressure on them to vote how we want or get new people to run against them?
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:01 AM
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1. Start with this:
http://accountabilitynowpac.com /

If we don't put pressure on them,
no one will.

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montanacowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:06 AM
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2. I just wrote two scathing letters
to Max Baucus and Jon Tester

Told Tester we might as well have old Conrad Burns in office - I am truly disgusted with these two. They have absolutely no understanding of their constituents and what they are going through.

"Owned by the Banks" yep, they sure as hell are.
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:57 AM
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3. I was against the bill and I'm not owned by the banks
The law would have made it harder and more expensive for everybody else to get a mortgage.

It was unfair because housing prices go up and down. Part of the mortgage could be written off when the price goes down, then the homeowner would reap the benefit if prices go back up.

It was unfair because lenders lent the money on one set of assumptions, then those assumptions would have been thrown out.

It was unfair because the homeowner would give up nothing in the bankruptcy.

It would have encouraged widespread bankruptcies because filers would have nothing to lose.

Homeowners are already protected by bankruptcy if their house loses its value and they default. After foreclosure, the borrower can have any deficiency in what they owe discharged.

I don't subscribe to the idea that everything that benefits those with less money is right. Its wrong to rip off anybody. That includes people with lots of money.
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Johnyawl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:20 PM
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4. NO
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