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Subject: Compassionate government at work Date: 11/13/2012 1:55 PM
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It's not so much the frustration of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) paving over her home of 40 years for a massive traffic project...

Most urgently, it's a practical question that has caused her to lose weight and spend most nights awake: Where are she and the seven family members who live with her going to live? With a reverse mortgage on her house, ODOT's $196,000 offer, plus relocation fees, will go straight to the lenders, leaving her homeless.

The article says that several of the owner's adult children, who fell on hard times, live with her. She's 86 so they must be in their 60s, virtually unemployable I'll wager, as if there were any jobs in this Bush economy anyway.

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