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TDS Co-Editor Ruy Teixeira: Public Wants Action on Housing

It seems to have escaped MSM attention, but congressional dithering about the depressed housing market and the home foreclosure epidemic could be a sleeper issue with voters. As TDS Co-Editor Ruy Teixeira observes in his latest ‘Public Opinion Snapshot’ at the Center for American Progress web pages:

…In a new CBS/New York Times poll, 53 percent say the federal government should be helping people who are having trouble paying their mortgages compared to 40 percent who disagree.
And a solid plurality (45 percent) say the government should be doing more to help the housing market improve compared to just 16 percent who think the government should be doing less and 30 percent who believe the government is currently doing the right amount.

As Teixeira concludes, “The sorry state of the housing market may be off the current congressional agenda. But it remains very much alive among the many who feel its effects everyday.”

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