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Use Your Voice

Do you have an opinion on whats going on with the bail out bill.  Did you know the senate is scheduled to vote tonight on this bill?  Have you contacted your state senator’s office and let them know how you want them to vote?  Did you know that a Complete List of Email Address and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors exists?

I contacted my states house representative before they voted on Monday, and then Monday night I called and emailed them again, thanking them for listening to the people they represent.  Polls show that the majority of Americans are against the bail out bill, and for once the vote reflected it.  They represented the will of the people who put them in office.

I will be spending the morning, contacting my senators office to let them know how I want them to vote. 

Use your voice, what ever your opinion is, its your right as an American.

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Understanding The Fannie Mae Meltdown In 10 Minutes Or Less

(this video was temporarily removed from youtube, but is back.  I also had to pause several times so that I could finish reading before the video advanced…)

I emplore you to educate yourself.  Goggle the articles referenced in this video.   I did.

When you vote this election, make it an educated vote.

References:

Community Reinvestment Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Reinvestment_Act

New agency proposed to oversee freddie mac and fannie mae – Article – NEW YORK TIMES Publised Sept 2003!!!!

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-190&tab=summary

http://www.opensecrets.org/