Never mind that gazillions of unqualified people have bought houses they could not afford, based upon made-up assets and income. Never mind that this was the match that lit the fire which became our current financial crisis. ACORN insists that these poor souls DESERVE to stay in their homes. Hey, home ownership without personal responsibily is one of the new "rights and entitlements" in this brave new Obama world.
Take a look at an email sent by ACORN to an anonymous contributor to my blog. And guess who pays the bill for all of this crap. You got it: YOU and I and OUR KIDS!
From: "Bertha Lewis, ACORN"
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:32:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Make America a Foreclosure-Free Zone
Make America a Foreclosure-Free Zone
Support Home Defenders and tell Congress that it's time for a national moratorium on foreclosures.
Congress is finally waking up to the foreclosure crisis.
Last week, the House approved legislation to help some families renegotiate their mortgages and hold on to their homes. That's an important step, but it's just the beginning. While responsible homeowners wait for help to arrive, it's up to us to keep all families safe from foreclosure.
Over 700 ACORN members have committed to serve as Home Defenders to physically prevent families from being evicted. They're willing to risk arrest and be our boots on the ground to make America a Foreclosure-Free Zone.
Now, we need to back up their on-the-ground activism with thousands of messages to leaders in the House and Senate. Tell Congressional leaders to support a six-month moratorium on all foreclosures.
We've seen what the other side is willing to throw at us and know this fight won't be easy. For years, government has helped banks and businesses prosper, while refusing to help families hold on to their livelihoods. They've gotten away with it because families hit with foreclosure are typical Americans like you and me who on our own lack the political power to make a difference.
That's why it's so important that we amplify their voices with messages from people from all walks of life who refuse to give in to indifference.
You know that what happens to families anywhere happens to families everywhere. So, please send a message to Congressional leaders right now.
In solidarity and strength,
ACORN CEO and Chief Organizer
ACORN is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 400,000 member families organized into neighborhood chapters in 100 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members. Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. ACORN is an acronym, and each letter should be capitalized. ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
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