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November 21, 2005

A jet-lagged and confused President Bush tries unsuccessfully to exit a Beijing news conference during his Asian economic summit trip (video). Photo Credit: By Jason Reed — Reuters

On December 4, 2005 12:36 AM, culliganman said:

I disagree with your assessment that “democrats and republicans” have been at each other’s throats on Metro Enviro. Aside from a handful of former and current officials,the will of the people has always been clear on Metro…get garbage out…but I do agree that there should be a way to help those less fortunate than we here in Croton, particularly those hurricane victims in Louisiana and elsewhere. You should know that the Wall Street Journal had an article not long ago about some banks extending the grace period another 3 months…it’s a start. Hopefully creative solutions will be found. We are a great nation filled with some creative people.

On December 2, 2005 9:48 AM, weewill said:

I’ve certainly written plenty about the village’s battle with the Metro Enviro site and democrats and republicans at each other’s throats with opinions. All those posts pale in comparison to the horrors going on in Louisianna. There must be something we can do from our privileged lives here in Croton. Maybe start by alerting or reminding our federal represetatives of what’s happening.

It was announced yesterday that those poor suffering people in Louisianna have yet one more huge problem heaped onto their already over flowing plates. It’s been 3 months since Katrina . The banks allowed a 3 month grace period on mortgage payments for those in the disaster. They are now calling for the regular payment schedules to resume.

Can any of us imagine having to make a monthly mortgage payment for a house that no longer exists? And to have to make them for the remainder of the mortgage - 10, 15, 20, years in the future. It’s simply unthinkable. All this while we had no job, no income, no place to live, no furniture, nothing!

There must be a way that big banks, big business, big government can help out. When this country can spend millions of dollars on election campaigns, advertising, national league sports and “helping” out in Iraq and Iran, we must do something to give relief to these victims in Louisianna.



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