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Last week on the floor of the House of Representatives, Keith Ellison spoke out in favor of the Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008 and more generally in favor of the housing measures brought forward by Congressional Democrats.

As our very own Michele Bachmann goes on the Jason Lewis Show and decries the foreclosure crisis as an insignificant problem affecting liars and the wholly irresponsible, Keith Ellison is attempting to alleviate the problem through grants and other measures. It is interesting to note that Bachmann has been much enamored with grants given her new found disdain for earmarks but chose to vote against the grant program found in the Neighborhood Stabilization Act.

According to HousingLink, an independent organization, the number of foreclosures in 2005 in Stearns County stood at 136. By 2007, that number had more than doubled to 375 and this year the projected number of foreclosures in the county will be 463.

These numbers represent an area less affected by the foreclosure crisis than those 6th District Counties closer to the Metro. For example, Sherburne County and Anoka County more than tripled between 2005 and 2007.

If Michele Bachmann wants to continue to call the exponentially increasing numbers constituents in her district irresponsible or liars, I would encourage her to do so to their faces so that the people of the district can see precisely who she is currently working for in Congress.

On the other hand you have Ellison not only trying to assist those homeowners overtaken by this crisis but those homeowners who are the unfortunate bi-product of the housing crisis.