Sunday, December 26, 2004

George W. Bush, builder's friend

Only Alan Greenspan and the head of Fannie Mae edge out George Bush on the list of the 50 most influential people in home building.

An honorable mention goes to the North Carolina Home Builders Association:

Not one bill this group opposed—including a controversial public campaign finance proposal and three promoting local impact fees—made it into law during the 2003—2004 legislative session. Meanwhile, lawmakers passed all of the HBA's proposed legislation. The North Carolina Center for Public Policy has named Mike Carpenter, the association's executive vice president, one of the state's top 50 lobbyists every year since 1993.

UPDATE: Oops! The Fannie Mae man, Franklin Raines, has been ousted in an accounting scandal, so I guess that bumps Bush up a notch.

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