Banks oppose credit card bill of rights but want bailout money

The vote is history and the financial bailout has failed. As a follow-on to our article “Bailout Urgency Sounds Like Iraq War…” it is entirely possible that banks, mortgage companies, and investment houses do not want a bailout. They do not want the scrutiny. They do not want investigations, controls, and oversight. They do not …

Bailout urgency sounds like war with Iraq, Paulson’s ability questioned

Just use our search box to look up “Paulson” and you will see a problem. Henry Paulson was in charge at Goldman-Sachs, and is now the treasury secretary. In August 2007 Paulson said he did not see anything that caused him to reconsider his view that the economic damage from the housing correction was ┬ôlargely …

Welfare payments and unemployment as valid income

In an article titled “They Gave Your Mortgage To A Less-Qualified Minority” we see the effect of Clinton-era changes. Did these changes set the stage for the subprime crisis? You be the judge, but the system was abused, and went well beyond minorities. “Under Clinton, the entire federal government put massive pressure on banks to …

Federal Bail-out, Return to the Source?

When the news hit the street, subprime borrowers took the first hit. No one seems to remember the sequence of federal manipulations or new mortgage terms, which were onerous to the point of being predatory. Terms which were deceptive and misrepresented by the mortgage brokers and lenders. Everyone in the industry wants to wheel and …