Bush campaign claims housing cuts won't affect tribes

Cuts to an Indian housing program that George W. Bush praised won't affect Indian Country because the money isn't being used, the president's re-election campaign says.

Bush touted the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program at a campaign stop last week and said it was "working." He failed to mention that cut he's seeking or that his administration has reduced or flat-lined other Indian housing programs.

The National Indian Housing Council says Bush's cuts will have an impact because more Native Americans are looking for home loans.

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Bush praises federal housing program for Indians but plans cuts (AP 8/16)

Relevant Links:
Bush-Cheney campaign - http://www.georgewbush.com
National American Indian Housing Council - http://naihc.net

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