Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Major Players Increase Their Spending in Lobbying Fight Over Health Care

CQPolitics.com

Mon Jul 20:  By Bennett Roth and Alex Knott, CQ Staff

As the health care debate intensifies, the nation’s leading advocacy group for older Americans is ramping up its lobbying efforts, spending nearly a third more in the second quarter of this year than it did in the first quarter.

“There is no doubt that health care has been the big thing for us this year,” said Jim Dau, a spokesman for AARP. The organization has focused its efforts not just on the debate in Washington … Continue reading

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Obama hits out at Wall Street banks

For some one who was in there pushing [before he was President and now President] to hand out money for people that definitely could not afford a home has no room to blame any one else for all the problems going on.
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Reuters

Mon Jul 20: By Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that Wall Street banks had failed to show remorse … Continue reading

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Why Foreclosures Keep Rising!

Jul 20th, 2009: By Luke Mullins, USNews.com

Five months after the Obama administration unveiled a sweeping initiative designed to reach 9 million struggling homeowners, home foreclosures continue to rise at an alarming rate. Foreclosure filings were reported on more than 1.5 million properties in the first six months of the year, a 15 percent increase over the same period of last year, according to RealtyTrac. All told, 1 in 84 American homes–or 1.19 percent–received … Continue reading

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