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Bachmann’s District Highest in MN Foreclosures but Michele Keeps Voting No

The Minnesota Independent is reporting today that the 6th Congressional District that Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) represents continues pace as the district in Minnesota with the highest number of home forclosures. Yet Bachmann continues to vote against any relief for the homeowners in her District.

Bachmann’s district had the highest number of foreclosures in Minnesota and the highest rate of foreclosures. Now, as 2009 draws to a close, that trend continues. According to new data from HousingLink and county sheriffs’ offices, the Sixth Congressional District is being disproportionately impacted by the foreclosure crisis despite its representative’s reticence to vote for foreclosure relief legislation.

Bachmann’s district had 1,097 foreclosures in July, August and September of 2009, the highest in the state and almost three times as many as Rep. Tim Walz’s district, which had the state’s lowest number of foreclosures, at 396.

As the Minnesota Independent noted in April, the second-term Republican voted against every major piece of foreclosure-relief legislation brought before the House:

Bachmann voted against five key foreclosure relief bills, including the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, which would set standards for mortgages and reduce predatory lending, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Act, which would provide funds for buying and rehabilitating foreclosed properties in affected neighborhoods. She also opposed the Expanding American Homeownership Act, which allows more people to qualify for FHA-backed mortgages, and the Expand and Preserve Home Ownership Through Counseling Act, which aims to improve financial literacy. Bachmann additionally voted against the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, a law signed by President Bush that contained many provisions to assist struggling homeowners and also the only one of the bills to become law.

And since April, she successfully spearheaded an effort to strip the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) of Housing and Urban Development funds aimed at preventing foreclosures in low and middle income neighborhoods.

Bachmann did, however, cosponsor a bill “to direct the Architect of the Capitol to acquire and place a historical plaque to be permanently displayed in National Statuary Hall recognizing the seven decades of Christian church services being held in the Capitol from 1800 to 1868, which included attendees James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.”


Michelle Bachmann is so smart she should be President

So when it comes to the Health Care debate, what is it that keeps costs down?

Is it less competition?

Is it less regulation?

How about no regulation? Yeah that’s it.

Why didn’t the President think of this idea?

I never realized just how smart Ms. Bachmann is but boy she’s got it all figured out.

At least that’s how it appeared during the question and answer portion of the Family Research Council conference in Washington, DC.

She told the audience that fewer mandates – or regulations – on insurance companies would result in greater competition.

Because removing fewer mandates would mean:

  • Insurance companies could deny coverage for any “pre-existing condition” – including acne, surviving domestic violence, or cesarean sections.
  • Insurance companies could rescind coverage for policyholders who have always paid their premiums based on ridiculous claims of fraudulent application answers.
  • Insurance company executives would continue to rake in the profits while premiums for every day Americans skyrocket.
  • Really Michelle, this would be better for Americans?

    Republicans to Slit their Wrist in Oposition to Healthcare

    mbachmanRep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has finally found a way for the GOP to compromise on healthcare. It’s about time and Michelle deserves credit for coming up with the brilliant idea for the GOP to solve the Healthcare crisis.

    What is Michelle’s brilliant idea?

    “This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”

    We have to give Michelle credit as this is the most brilliant thing to come out of a Repulican’s mouth in over 8 years. Please Michelle get busy working on the resolution to get this introduced before Congress. Time’s a wasting girl, gotta get this ready before your vacation is over. Please, we’re counting on you.

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