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    Our IL non-profit disability agency was getting screwed over by HUD--which meant a hundred families who had been homeless with mentally ill parents would soon be homeless again.  They cut our grant and said too bad.

    We called all our Congresscritters.  Our Rep came out and blasted HUD in a press conference, which was fine.  But, Durbin came out and met with us about the problem, then met with the people who were going to be out on the streets, asked them questions, took notes, and stuck around for a couple of hours.  

    A few weeks later, we got our $500,000.  HUD never messed with us again.

    Durbin came back the next year, met with the group again, and remembered the people he had spoken to--even some of them by name.  

    All politicians should be viewed with a level of suspicion, but Durbin is a good guy.

    So don't dis Durbin.

    Ahhh . . . It's nice to feel like we're a cool country again.

    by Grumpy Young Man on Fri May 01, 2009 at 09:55:56 AM PDT

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