Hello again Peachtree City & AR! You probably didn't know this but I have been a proponent for gaining the support from our elected officials related to getting an extension of the 1st Time Home-Buyers program. My efforts went so far as to send personal letters to both Senators Saxby Chamblis and Johnny Isakson asking for their positions on pending issues and continued support on others.
Folks, I would be remiss if I first didn't state that I received responses from both Senators. I thought I'd share the response I receive from Sen. Johnny Isakson which acknowledged his efforts as co-sponsor of the Bill to extend the tax credit to 2010. What you may not have known is that he also fully supports a Bill that would also create a $15,000 tax credit for all home buyers.
I've contacted both Senators on other issues that I strongly supported such as the down-payment assistance program and getting federal assistance to help the thousands of recent flood victims. Folks, can I be blunt for just a minute? Regardless of whether you voted for the person that is currently in office or not, this is the person duly elected to represent you! Can we put partisan politics aside for a minute and just talk about the facts?
The housing and financing industries are still in crisis! Bank of America just reported recent losses of $2.24 billion for the 3rd quarter of 2009 as loan losses keep sky-rocketing! Recently Senator Vincent Fort was able to get Wells Fargo/Wachovia not to foreclose on about a thousand homes that were set to be sold on the court house steps in Atlanta. In fact he and other protesters were arrested on August 31st at the Camp Creek marketplace offices of Wells Fargo for participating in a protest related to exposing predatory lending practices by Wells Fargo and Wachovia and their role in Georgia home foreclosures. By the way, Wells Fargo/Wachovia received $25 billion in tax-payer bailout assistance!
We need more than ever for our elected officials to step up and help find solution to these pressing issues that are affecting us all!
However, don't relinquish your responsibilities by merely relying on our elected officials to come up with all the answers. Take the opportunity to express your concerns to our elected officials and do what you can to make things happen. The bottom line is that in the end we all will be impacted by the decisions made my our electorate and the solutions that will be passed down as laws. You have a voice, a choice and a vote!