What is funnier than this, I cannot imagine. My sides ache from reading it. (Dear Lord, please make it stop!)
"The lobbying group representing homebuilders is cutting
off contributions to federal congressional campaigns, saying lawmakers
and the Bush administration have not done enough to stabilize the
The National Association of Home Builders said
Tuesday its political action committee has decided to stop making
contributions to candidates for Congress "until further notice."
1990, the trade group has given nearly $20 million to federal
candidates, with 35 percent going to Democrats and 65 percent to
Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
and the Bush administration, "have not adequately addressed the
underlying economic issues that would help to stabilize the housing
sector and keep the economy moving forward," the trade group’s
president, Brian Catalde said in a statement. "More needs to be done to
jump-start housing and ensure the economy does not fall into a
Gee, weren’t these the same folks who were begging for rate cuts in 2001/02? Didn’t they keep cheering when Greenie took rates down to 1%?
The builders group must be saying to themselves: How could you have made us build all those homes! What were you thinking?
I guess the concept of personal responsibility has little meaning to lobbyists. . .
Builders: No More Campaign Contributions
Tuesday February 12, 5:58 pm ET
Homebuilders Lobbying Group Cuts Off Contributions to Federal Congressional Campaigns