AG's office a friend you can bank on
Being cynical about our government has practically become the national pastime, but sometimes our government works -- and does exactly what it should do.
That is the case with the W.Va. Attorney General's Office, specifically Assistant Attorney General Heather Connolly and her capable staff in the Consumer Protection Division. They sprang into action upon reading my letter of complaint against Wells Fargo, a company that has misled, lied, harassed and harangued me ever since I contacted them for help after a series of hardships left me unable to make mortgage payments on the home my mentally disabled son lived in.
My lone cry in the wilderness was heard and acted upon swiftly. Within 48 hours, the foreclosure dogs had been called off. Wells Fargo's scorched earth policy of punishing rather than helping people like me was taken seriously by the AG's office, which also referred me to the good folks at Mountain State Justice.
With Mountain State Justice and the AG behind me, I'm no longer alone in this David and Goliath dispute with one of the nation's largest banks. Now, this office is reaching out to others who have been harmed by these lending institutions, to find and assist them.
If you have been affected by the abusive practices of the "Big 5" banks, call the AG's Office, 1-800-368-8808.
You have a friend there, I promise. You can take it to the bank.
Manchin not following Democrat principles
Sen. Manchin is at again. Ever since he got elected to fill Sen. Byrd's seat (but not his shoes), he has been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, reacting to the latest poll.
The popularity of the president registers low in the Mountain State, so the senator can't decide if he favors Republican Gov. Mitt Romney or President Obama to finish the job of pulling our country out of the economic swamp of the previous administration.