Friday, September 26, 2008
The piece also praises Joe for supporting "More mortgage options." Isn't that how we got in this financial crisis we find ourselves in today? The mortgage industry was offering loans to people that couldn't qualify for standard mortages and mortgage brokers defrauding customers and putting them in subprime mortgages when they could qualify for standard mortgages. Shame on the NAR for supporting Joe Knollenberg. Joe Knollenberg is a big part of the problem in Washington, not a part of the solution. If I were a realtor, and a member of the NAR, I'd be writing a letter and asking for a refund of my dues.
From the NARAL blog:
Off to the Races: Knollenberg watch and Vote NO on JOE
Anyway, as you can imagine, this blog is rife with reasons why a vote for Joe Knollenberg is a vote for more the same old Bush/McCain-Palin policies we've seen and dislike. Take this post from June of 2007:
Joe Knollenberg voted to restrict contraception and increase the number of abortions in the world. The legislation would also have reduced the spread of AIDS in Africa and other poor countries.
Knollenberg voted against HR2764 today even though the bill was described by Rep. Nita Lowey, who chairs the committee responsible for the legislation, as legislation to "reduce unintended and high-risk pregnancies and abortions ... and save the lives of mothers." But Joe Knollenberg voted NO.
The legislation passed the House, but Bush has threatened to veto it. This is just another in the litany of examples of Joe Knollenberg blindly obeying the will of George Bush.
Why does Joe Knollenberg hate women so much?
Joe Knollenberg is too Extreme for Oakland County.
Ok, so I may have put it a teensy bit differently (here's what NARAL Pro-Choice America had to say about this issue), but the point remains: Knollenberg is too extreme for Oakland County, Michigan.
So you know what you have to do, people of MI-09... visit the Gary Peters website to find out how you can help, and make sure to vote for Peters (and Obama!) on November 4!