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This Week's Politician In Trouble! The Pages are hopping mad at the predatory home mortgage industry, which continues to profit from exploiting the most naive and ignorant segment of our society: Members of Congress.
We're of course referring to the tragic case of Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA), whose third home was taken away by The Repo Men earlier this month. According to the Torrance, CA Daily Breeze (motto: "Ending Geraldine Ferraro's Career Since 2008"), the meanies at Washington Mutual foreclosed on Richardson's Sacramento home after the Congresswoman defaulted on her $535,000 loan.
The Breeze notes that Richardson also neglected to pay property tax, made a real estate agent cry, left behind a garage "full of trash to the ceiling."
But we say all this could have been avoided if Richardson's fellow homeowners had just done the neighborly thing and funneled cash to her political campaign. They even could have taken a cue from Greenpeace and fed the Congresswoman smoothies, but apparently some people just don't have manners these days.
The next step for Richardson likely involves moving into one of her two other homes in California, although she's apparently defaulted on her loan payments for those, too.
Well, if things get really messy, the Congresswoman could always ask fellow politicians Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Bill Delahunt, and George Miller if she could crash on the couch of their Washington apartment! They have an awesome deck and the Nintendo Wii, and they're apparently scoring free wi-fi from the neighbors. And all Richardson would have to do is pay 1/5 of the utilities and walk the pit bull when the menfolk are out with lobbyists. We say, take it!
Tags: Chuck Schumer, Congressional Confidential, Dick Durbin, George Miller, Geraldine Ferraro, Laura Richardson