How about a real town hall with people with diverse opinions about the issues of the day, instead of all the safe venues where only people that agree with your votes and stances on issues are invited? I'll make it easier for you, you agree to show up and I'll find the venue and do all the planning.
40 turn out for Walberg forum on foreclosures
For some, foreclosure is a looming threat. For others, it is a harsh reality.
Many of the 40 or so people at Burnham Brook on Wednesday had their own foreclosure stories, and all had concerns about the local and national increase in the number of people losing their homes.
"In two years, I'm going to be facing losing my home," said Dorothy Long of Battle Creek.
The 63-year-old retiree said she lives on a fixed income and is worried she might not be able to pay a balloon mortgage payment due in a few years.
"They tell you to communicate early to avoid foreclosure," Long said, "but my lender isn't trying to help me."
The forum was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. Kathy Coon, an appraiser with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was among the experts on hand to answer questions and concerns.