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Web video: Rick Scott attempts to link Bill McCollum to housing market collapse

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Just saw the new ad from Rick Scott, who blasts Bill McCollum for his votes related to the housing market collapse.

The script for Rick Scott’s new ad:

(Male announcer): 45% of homeowners owe more than their homes are worth.

How’d it happen?

Congress made the mess… Loosened regulations, pushed banks to make risky loans.

Congressman bill mccollum? He voted yes. So the mortgage industry made mccollum a high-paid lobbyist… And lobbyist bill mccollum? Pushed for even more risky loans.

And when the housing crash knocked down state finances?

Mccollum said: “it’s not the end of the world.”

Easy for him to say. Congressman, lobbyist, career politician. Bill Mccollum.

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