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Another idea to improve the economy, and one that no one has raised, is to figure out a way to help people who were hurt by the economy in the last 2 years to the extent that they had to declare bankruptcy, or had a loan foreclosed on, or maybe were even just late or unable to pay some bills. I had all of these happen to me because when the construction industry tanked in 2007-2008, my work load dramatically reduced. Now I cannot get a $5,000 loan for a car worth $6,800, low Blue Book. It doesn't matter that my credit score was in the mid to high 700s for years. I also can't get a line of credit, a business bank card, or even a personal visa. If I can't buy anything, a cheap car, etc., or build my business, how can I contribute to improving the economy? I would like to see the new Governor focus on a way that the state could help people like me.
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