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Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders.
Predatory lending was widely understood to present a looming national crisis. This threat was so clear that as New York attorney general, I joined with colleagues in the other 49 states in attempting to fill the void left by the federal government.
Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.
Originally posted by HanzHenry
I have about had it with the Obama hate! my god!
Originally posted by monkcaw
2004 makes sense. It was the US Senate race here in Illinois. I remember the republicans tried to replace Jack Ryan with Alan Keyes but it was too late. Obama 70% vs Keyes 27%.