Bachmann catches guff for voting to de-fund HAMP

According to the Minnesota Independent, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting her specifically for not voting to save a part of the program that helps seniors who are underwater. (Not literally — this means they owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, which right now is usually because the housing market has crashed.) Ironically, her district was apparently the one with the highest foreclosure rate in Minnesota in 2008 and 2009.

We’re aware that her constituents have twice voted to keep her, so we suppose this isn’t necessarily voting-booth poison. However, we think Egypt is a good example of what happens to corrupt politicians when people are struggling for basic financial security. It is in her self-interest to avoid impoverishing her constituents TOO much. (It would also be within her creed as a Christian if she were the kind who actually tries to follow Jesus Christ.)


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