Why did the government and the federal reserve step aside and allow wall street to move in and become the direct beneficiary of mortgage securitizations while also allowing wall street’s “investors” to be the direct underwriters of home mortgages as well?
If the federal reserve (a non governmental agency), or the U.S. government had offered mortgage securitization bonds to wall street, homeowners would have still been protected and insulated from the past 10 years of wall street investment shenanigans because they would have been PROTECTED by our own government from such dangerous nonsense.
Instead, a little over ten years ago it appears the government and the federal reserve simply stepped aside and allowed wall street’s influence and their investor’s money direct access to the homeowner. Wall street and wall street investor’s “profit at all costs”agenda was diametrically different to the federal reserve and our own government’s home mortgage track record.
Our own government might see the value in restructuring a mortgage so that the homeowner can keep making regular payments on time. Wall Street didn’t care, and our entire economy caved in even as Wall Street rewarded itself with obscene amounts of bonuses.
Wall Street seemed to have created quite the mortgage ponzie scheme. If homeowners make their mortgage payments on time, wall street would profit handsomely from wall street mortgage securitization investment deals that were already in place. If the homeowner failed to make their mortgage payments on time, Wall Street had other investment schemes in place in which they would also profit handsomely based on homeowners’ failing to make their mortgage payments!
Mortgage servicers also started profiting from the excessive fees and penalties they tacked onto struggling homeowners for the most minor of infractions. One homeowner lost his home over a 13 cent mistake! This would never have happened when the government and the federal reserve were directly involved in all mortgage agreements.
So why did the federal reserve and the government not keep doing what they had been doing for well more than half of a century? Was the rescinding of Glass Stegall the reason that the government and the federal reserve seemed to become disinterested parties regarding what went on with home mortgages?
Just because Glass Steagall was rescinded does not excuse the U.S. government or the Federal Reserve from becoming disinterested in the home mortgage industry, yet that is exactly what the federal reserve and our own government did to the american people.
Maybe allowing the federal reserve and our own government to print money without parallel responsibilities makes having a working relationship with homeowners…kind of boring???
Why have a working relationship with the 99% if you can just print money at will and hand it out to your billionaire and trillionaire friends and let them do the work for you! And we all know that every billionaire and trillionaire out there earned their all of their wealth in a completely righteous and honest manner. (sarcasm alert).
Did our own government and the federal reserve simply get out of the home mortgage business so they could get into the “print money for wars” scenario instead? Did the government stopped being directly involved in home mortgages so they could print money for other purposes such as war? Did our own government and the federal reserve aid and abet specific companies that profited handsomely from war and who may have then contributed to the politicians who made them rich? If this is the case, people need to be tried, convicted, and jailed.
Welcome to the Occupy Movement.
Who approved absolving the federal reserve and the U.S. government from directly backing U.S. mortgages? Did the U.S. government and federal reserve’s lack of responsibility when it came to backing home mortgages rise to the level of conspiracy against U.S. citizens?
Presently, debt restructuring first requires a default by the debtor, no doubt because that is what wall street and their greedy investors wanted. Yes, you are a greedy investor if you happily forced homeowners to pay huge penalties and fees on poorly constructed home loans, or lose their home if they didn’t pay the huge penalties and fees.
Our own government’s direct involvement in home mortgages would have afforded more flexibility in offering justifiable debt restructuring without first requiring a default by the debtor, especially when it became clear that the economy was not doing well.
So again it must be asked, why did the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve step aside and expose homeowners DIRECTLY to the seedy hands of wall street and their investor’s “profit no matter what happens” scenario almost 11 years ago?
The 99% needs to fight to get a debt restructuring without a default declaration passed into law plan or millions more americans will unfairly lose their homes to the same unseemly wall street characters that caused their need for debt restructure in the first place.
If our government and the Federal Reserve continues to drag their feet over this fact, they too need to be put on trial.