In an absolutley stunning move, the National Association of REALTORS® (or Realtors as some of it’s members spell it), took a startling position in the landmark health care legislation passed yesterday.
NAR in it’s release on it’s website today (CLICK HERE) states that 28% of agents who responded to a survey did not have health insurance.
Yes, this is the same NAR that for years tried to ask Congress to please give independent contractors health insurance. Wow, what an under-reaction to a membership that averages $36,000 a year in income (by their own calculations).
Did they weigh their membership against their lobbying efforts? Was the question asked, how do we balance the membership’s real needs versus pissing off the Congresspeople that they think they need? Definition of quagmire.
OK, I know. Everyone is ready for me to keep spewing pro-health care sentiment. No, I am not going to gloat about this legislative victory, I am too busy trying to figure out how to get HVCC and the new GFE repealed in Senator Dodd’s finance reform bill!