Thursday, February 5, 2009

when it has all fallen apart, what do we have to lose?

this is well worth a listen....
In Michigan, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans announced Monday he won’t enforce sales of foreclosed homes. Wayne County includes the city of Detroit and has had more than 46,000 foreclosures in the past two years. Evans said he’d be violating the law by denying foreclosed homeowners the chance at potential federal assistance. He said, “I cannot in clear conscience allow one more family to be put out of their home until I am satisfied they have been afforded every option they are entitled to under the law to avoid foreclosure.”

Marcy Kaptur of Ohio is the longest-serving Democratic congresswoman in U.S. history. Her district, stretching along the shore of Lake Erie from west of Cleveland to Toledo, faces an epidemic of home foreclosures and 11.5 percent unemployment. That heartland region, the Rust Belt, had its heart torn out by the North American Free Trade Agreement, with shuttered factories and struggling family farms. Kaptur led the fight in Congress against NAFTA. Now, she is recommending a radical foreclosure solution from the floor of the U.S. Congress: “So I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes. Don’t you leave.”

the story is HERE


Goat Yoda said...

New Hampshire and Washington St. have declared sovreignty from the Federal gov. and Arizona is said to be drafting their's.

People are standing up and saying 'no!' real loud- it can only get louder.

Goat Yoda said...

Updat: as of 2/6, there are now a total of eight states who have stood up and declared (or are in the works of declaring) sovreignty. Perhaps we are seeing a trend of exponential proportions- F&%* the NAU! F@$% NAFTA!

Jbeeky said...

NAFTA did a real number on that region for sure and good on that congresswoman for saying that. Maybe we can get some stuff done.