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Emerson to speak to Realtors

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 3:22 PM

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will speak to the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors at their luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Delmonico's in Jackson.

Access to credit is still a major issue in the market and regulatory restrictions often place an undue burden on people, Emerson said in a news release.

Emerson will exchange ideas with realtors during the event.

For more information on the Cape Girardeau County board of Realtors, visit http://www.cgcbor.org/

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Went to their website - what a joke!!!

You can't get any information about this event or anything else there.

Looks like a realtor could log in to Paragon on the site but nothing available for a non realtor.

-- Posted by justbob on Thu, May 24, 2012, at 6:49 AM

Mrs. Emerson's Campaign will probably bill this as some sort of "Town Hall" meeting ... you're right JB a total Joke.

If She was serious and wants to show she IS accountable to the Voters who she works for she would schedule a real town hall meeting that is Publicized and not just the DAY of the event.

She's afraid to answer to the voters for voting for

ALL the Bailouts and Cosponsoring a UNION Pension Fund Bailout

Voting for Taxpayer funded Embryonic stem cell Research

Bailing out of Gen. Motors and Cash for Clunkers that GM benefited the most from and doesn't bother to mention Her Daughter is a LOBBYIST for GM.

Her Largest Campaign Contributors are Unions and Her husband of 12 years is a Democratic Power Broker and well Connected Union Attorney

She won't explain why she wants to destroy our Bill of Rights and the Constitution by voting for such things as

The NDAA which allows for indefinite detention and torture of American citizens. She recently had a chance to redeem herself by passing the Smith Amash amendment that would strike that provision and Emerson Voted against it! She wants to allow the Government to indefinitely detain Americans. Great Job Jo Ann.

She voted for HR347 which outlaws your free speech, right to petition, and protest if a secret service agent is present. You can receive a Felony conviction, huge fines, and up to 10 years in Federal Prison.

She keeps renewing the Patriot Act which tramples on numerous sections of the Bill of Rights. It is anything but Patriotic.

Mrs. Emerson needs to go. She won't do a REAL Town Hall Event because she can't answer these questions of record.

If you want to see her for who she really has become look at these videos and then ask her for yourself but good luck getting any response


The Primary is on August 7!!!!

We have to vote out this RINO this Cycle

Do your research and vote your conscience

-- Posted by ddshea on Fri, May 25, 2012, at 8:51 AM

We really need to get behind Bob Parker for the Republican primary this year. He's a TRUE conservative, and he's accessible. We've lost that with Emerson. I don't know if she's too busy to answer questions for her constituents or if she's afraid she won't have the answers we want to hear, but it's time to get someone in her seat who hasn't lost touch with the people represented by the office. I met Bob only about a month ago, and he hasn't done me any favors. In other words, I don't owe him a thing, but I'm anxious to give the man a chance. It's nothing personal, Joann. I have voted for you in the past, but I haven't felt represented for some time now.

Fellow citizens, check him out for yourself and, if you like what you see, vote for him on August 7th in the Republican primary. Voters must be registered by July 11th and must ask for a Republican ballot to vote for him.

-- Posted by just_another_voice on Sat, May 26, 2012, at 11:17 PM

"regulatory restrictions often place an undue burden on people, Emerson said in a news release. "

I really hope that Ms. Emerson stands up for the regulatory restrictions that the real estate agents have burdened consumers with. If she truly cared about unfair regulatory restrictions the first step would be requesting the FTC & DOJ to step in and file suit on behalf of Missouri consumers for the right to allow us the ability to choose what real estate services we wish to pay for and to negotiate rebates/discounts on real estate commissions.

Let me as a consumer decide whether or not I want a full service agent to hold my hand throughout the entire process or whether I only need a lesser amount of service at a lesser price from a discount broker. Unfortunately our local real estate agents have gotten the government to pass regulations to deny us many different options for buying & selling property and are acting as an economic deadweight by increasing transaction costs and decreasing competition.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, May 29, 2012, at 1:14 AM

Nil~You already have the right to negotiate real estate commissions with your agent. You have to do it up front, and the HUD1 has to reflect the amount actually paid to the agent. Many real estate commissions are negotiated amounts, even in this market. It is important, however, to understand that the agent's broker also has to be on board.

I'm wondering, though, just how many service vendors do you believe are negotiable on price? Do you try to negotiate service prices with the plumber, car mechanic, barber, doctor, accountant, dog walker? Should they all be regulated by law?

-- Posted by Liz in Cape on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 4:02 PM

justbob~The website, like many other websites, is for member use--hence the requirement to log in.

ddshea~The appearance was not billed as an open meeting or a town hall meeting. The congresswoman met with a Realtor group, by invitation, during their monthly luncheon. You also can't expect to just jump in and attend meetings of the Lions, the Jaycees, or the local medical society.

-- Posted by Liz in Cape on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 4:24 PM

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