How do you feel about the NAR wanting to raise our dues for RPAC? Did you Vote?

Asked by Debra B Albert PA, Port St Lucie, FL Thu Mar 31, 2011

I voted~ a resounding NO. Our fees are too high as is in my opinion.

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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Thu Mar 31, 2011
PACs are destroying the country. Not just NAR's. But all of them. It's legalized bribery, pure and simple. And NAR's PAC--like most out there--are proud of their "success" record--the percentage of people who receive their contributions who win election. The trick there is to give money to incumbents. And if you're appalled by Congress' recent behavior--the deadlock on the budget, the posturing and grandstanding--you have mainly the incumbents to thank for that.

And take a look at who the PAC is giving to. Come on! See http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2010&cm… or go to http://opensecrets.org and do a search. They say that politics make strange bedfellows, but how about PAC recipients? Consider:

Michele Bachman: $8,000. John Boehner: $10,000. John McCain: $8,000. Ron Paul: $10,000. James DeMint: $10,000. That's just a sampling of conservatives. But consider also:

Barbara Boxer: $8,000. John Kerry: $1,000. Patrick Leahy: $10,000. Barbara Mikulski: $10,000. Harry Reid: $9,000. James Clyburn: $10,000. Dennis Kucinich: $6,000. Nancy Pelosi: $10,000.

I don't care if you're liberal or conservative. But if you're liberal, do you really want your contributions going to Michele Bachman and John McCain? And if you're conservative, how do you feel about contributions to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?

Legalized bribery.
3 votes
Andrea Mills, Agent, Sebring, FL
Fri Apr 1, 2011
I'm against it and I will vote no. Reason: use RPAC money, or stop spending so much postage on that 5 page magazine, or stop the bus tour, or take a salary cut. Make do with what you have like the rest of us!
2 votes
Phyllis McAr…, Agent, San mateo, CA
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Don Tepper, I almost lost my lunch reading your attachment. Even on a local level, Local Boards of Realtors are bleeding money to local political entities. It is really shameful that we as Realtors are in a fragile state, yet NAR cares nothing about us. Unfortunatly they have us by the.......well.....you know.....
1 vote
Joseph Washi…, Agent, Berwyn, IL
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Meredith says it right with her first sentence. RPAC donations should be voluntary, period! NAR better be careful- after all, they are the sole go-to source representing Realtors in the real estate service biz, right? Is there a competing AAR?
1 vote
Ron Rovtar, Agent, Boulder, CO
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Especially in this troubled market, I think NAR should avoid anything that adds another charge to the Realtor's dues.

Best,
Ron
1 vote
Meredith Laws, Agent, Redmond, WA
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Absolutely not! RPAC is and should remain voluntary! Access to NAR resources is one thing - but Realtors are a diverse group and not always in step with the "Realtor Party" line. I do think it's important to continue voluntary investments, though, and get involved to make sure all Realtor points of view are expressed.
1 vote
Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Thu Mar 31, 2011
I think that I speak for many when I say "I'm speechless".
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Debra B Albe…, Agent, Port St Lucie, FL
Fri Apr 1, 2011
I hope that everyone who does NOT want their NAR dues to be raised,

GO VOTE on the NAR site...let THEM know how you feel.

I think it is wrong too, we are not a trade union.

Debbie Albert, PA
Keller Williams of the Treasure Coast
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NonRealtor, , 23456
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Lobbyists cost money. Good Luck NAR
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