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Key Vote "No" H.R. 5818: Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008
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Key Vote "No" H.R. 5818: Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008

  On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to VOTE “NO” on H.R. 5818: the Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008. The bill, which provides $15 billion in loans and grants to states and cities to buy foreclosed properties is a prime example of out-of-control government spending that would do little to address the underlying problems in the housing sector.

05/06/2008
One Regulator to Rule Them All
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One Regulator to Rule Them All

< p>In the midst of a market meltdown fueled by a nervous housing sector, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson unveiled a 200-plus page blueprint for overhauling the regulatory structure of the nation’s financial institutions.  In many ways, this is a welcome and important first step toward modernizing the current patchwork of rules applied to various financial products.  At the same time, caution is required to avoid creating a regulatory monolith with sweeping new powers that can do more harm than good.  < p class="MsoNormal">       &nbs

04/16/2008
Key Vote "No" on Foreclosure Prevention Act
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Key Vote "No" on Foreclosure Prevention Act

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to VOTE “NO” on the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: S. 2636. The bill seeks direct federal spending, calling for taxpayers nationwide to cover the costs for those regions of the nation where housing markets were overbuilt while penalizing prudent homebuyers who chose to avoid potentially risky mortgages.

04/03/2008
Two Economic Plans, Same Bad Idea
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Two Economic Plans, Same Bad Idea

Senator Barack Obama delivered a major speech yesterday in New York outlining his preferred policies for regulating financial markets.  Senator Obama called for “guiding the market's invisible hand with a higher principle,” and new regulations,” to ensure that we are not doomed to repeat a cycle of bubble and bust again and again.”  Obama is calling for returning to the failed polices of a previous era: government central planning of the economy. 

03/28/2008
FreedomWorks Foundation to Host Policy Luncheon on Subprime Bailout
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FreedomWorks Foundation to Host Policy Luncheon on Subprime Bailout

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03/21/2008
New Study Shows Uneven and Unfair Distribution of Mortgage Bailout Costs and Benefits
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New Study Shows Uneven and Unfair Distribution of Mortgage Bailout Costs and Benefits

FreedomWorks Foundation today released a new study on the costs and benefits of different policy proposals targeting the so-called "subprime mortgage crisis." The study was conducted by Todd Sinai, The Wharton School Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Pennsylvania. He found that while these relief programs may help some borrowers, they do not distribute the costs and benefits equitably. The proposals under consideration in Congress inappropriately reward people who made riskier decisions over those who made prudent decisions, exclude people who live in states that experienced an early economic downturn, benefit those with high incomes at the expense of others, and spread the costs of the program among all taxpayers or future borrowers.

02/27/2008
Key Vote "No" on S. 2636
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Key Vote "No" on S. 2636

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to VOTE NO on S. 2636.  This legislation includes a provision dealing with bankruptcy that would allow courts broad authority to rewrite mortgage contracts.  This would set a dangerous precedent, greatly weakening the concept of a contract and its value for all parties involved.  The bill also seeks more direct federal spending, calling for taxpayers nationwide to cover the costs for those regions of the nation where housing markets were overbuilt.

02/26/2008
Study: Mortgage Intervention Programs Distribute Costs Unfairly
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Study: Mortgage Intervention Programs Distribute Costs Unfairly

Download a .pdf of the full study

02/21/2008
Preserve Credit Options in Virginia
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Preserve Credit Options in Virginia

Dear Virginia Lawmaker, On behalf of FreedomWorks, a national grassroots organization with thousands of members in Virginia, I am writing to urge you to avoid passing new regulations or restrictions on the payday lending industry. As you know, the General Assembly is currently considering 20 different bills to implement cumbersome regulations that would restrict or effectively eliminate the use of payday advances. These regulations would seriously limit financial choices for Virginians, and should not be enacted by the General Assembly.

01/23/2008
Sen. Coburn Holds the Line on Mortgage Bailouts
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Sen. Coburn Holds the Line on Mortgage Bailouts

Mr. COBURN.  Mr. President, I object to the unanimous consent agreement to pass S. 2338, the FHA Modernization Bill.

12/10/2007

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