Bob Barr & The Housing Crisis
You may have heard or read media reports about actions yesterday in Congress to deal with the housing debt crisis and to bail out two private lenders known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
The bill passed the House of Representatives and will be taken up in the Senate and once through that pork factory, President Bush has said he will sign it. If I were your President I would veto it so fast, heads would spin.
The bill – and that’s exactly what it is – is a bill you are going to be expected to pay! It’s for an estimated $400,000,000. That is, of course, $400 Billion that we don’t have, so more borrowing is ahead. Your share of this expense? About $1,300.
And that’s on top of the more than $31,000 you already owe!
In 2001, the national debt crossed $6 Trillion. Today, it is closing in on $10 Trillion. Our debt is growing faster than at any time in our nation’s history and there is no end in sight.
Yesterday I issued a statement to the media blasting their actions. Today I ask your help in getting out the message that President Bush and Senators Obama and McCain are wrong for bankrupting our future with more and more debt.
First I ask that you forward this email to as many of your friends as possible. The average American doesn’t understand what’s going on. They have a sincere, but misguided, desire to help people less fortunate than themselves at this time of economic crisis. But this bailout only rewards people who made bad decisions and bails out those who profited from them.
Second, please consider a campaign contribution to help fund our daily operations. Your gift of $5 or as much as the legal limit of $2,300 will make a difference.
I thank you for your consideration.