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MHARR Appeals to Pres. Obama and Candidate Romney

September 18th, 2012 Comments off

heraldonline tells MHProNews the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) issued a bi-partisan appeal to President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to assist in revitalizing manufactured housing as a form of affordable homeownership for millions of Americans of modest means to achieve the dream of owning their own homes. Noting the 19 million Americans currently living in manufactured homes, with many more who would were public and private financing more readily available. MHARR points out that a considerable number of retirees live in key battleground states that could decide the election: New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Nevada. Further, MHARR says manufactured housing could help fulfill the government’s stated mission to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” Please click here for the complete text.

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Dodd-Frank not Likely to Vanish

September 11th, 2012 Comments off

BloombergBusinessWeek says while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal Dodd-Frank, it’s more likely he would water down some of the restrictions on the most lucrative and profitable investments while providing sufficient oversight to protect the banks. Specifically, banks would toss restrictions on investments in private equity and hedge funds, reduce the reach of the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau (CFPB), and block the Volcker Rule. MHProNews has learned Matthew Albrecht, an analyst with Standard & Poor’s, says the eight biggest U.S. banks could lose between $22 billion and $34 billion due to Dodd-Frank. Mark Calabria, a former Republican Senate aide, says, “From a bank’s perspective, you’d rather have piecemeal reform of Dodd-Frank, not only because there are things in the law you want to keep, but also because you’re going to have more control over the process.” Bank executives are aware of the public’s anger in its role in causing the recession and publicly may favor Dodd-Frank while their lawyers fight behind the front line to weaken the rules.

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Paul Ryan Makes Campaign Stop at The Villages

August 20th, 2012 Comments off

Yahoo!Canada reports Reuters says The Villages in central Florida, the largest retirement community in the world and one of the largest land lease communities in the country with thousands of manufactured homes among the 40,000 houses spread over 20,000 acres, hosted (presumed) Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan who brought his 78 year-old mother on stage during his speech in which he vowed to maintain Medicare for the elderly. “When I think of Medicare, it’s not just a program, it’s not just a bunch of numbers, it’s what my mom relies on, it’s what my grandma had,” Ryan, 42, said. Since being named as Romney’s running mate, Ryan has distanced himself from earlier statements about reducing Medicare coverage, especially in retirement-rich Florida where Romney and President Obama are running neck- and-neck. MHProNews has learned (presumed) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has visited The Villages twice in the past year.

(Photo credit: Scott Audette/Reuters—vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan with mother Betty Douglas)