I've read this bill - and on the surface, it does nothing in reality.
A bill that homeowners advocates warn will make it more difficult to challenge improper foreclosure attempts by big mortgage processors is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature after it quietly zoomed through the Senate last week.
The legislation could protect bank and mortgage processors from liability for false or improperly prepared documents.
Well, not unless abused.
But then again, what hasn't been abused?
Where is the Rule of Law in this country?
Look, black-letter law has been routinely ignored - not just by this administration, but by the last too. Some of the more-egregious examples were capital structure priority laws in the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies, in which certain people who had capital preference were literally stripped of their funds so that the UAW could obtain a "top up" of their medical benefits plan - something that has been litigated before and was ruled black-letter unlawful.
Then we have the banks - first, we had what was a clear act of extortion by Bernanke and Hank Paulson in the presentment of their "couple of page" blank check demand to Congressional leaders in the dark of night in 2008 - coupled with Bernanke intentionally draining the SOMA, or system liquidity, which I argue triggered an intentional stock market sell-off in order to "sell" this to Congress.
And, of course, we have Kanjorski literally threatening FASB openly in a Congressional hearing: Either make accounting fraud - that is, the ability to mark so-called "assets" to a model, willfully ignoring their current value - lawful, or Congress will do so by legislation.
Let's look at a short list folks. This is what you've tolerated just in the last few years.
So what do we have left folks?
Your State and Local Governments will not protect you against being butt*****d by Wall Street Bankers.
Your Federal Government actively conspires with the same Wall Street Bankers, holding you down on your stomach while they take turns from behind.
These offenses have now reached the level of literal physical theft of real property.
Not one - not one - candidate has risen and provided as his campaign pledge and platform:
If you elect me all the jackals and thieves who have done this will go to prison. I will act singularly to do so, as what has been done to you to is unconscionable and unlawful, irrespective of all other legislative priorities, until these acts are stopped and the harm done to you by these acts is repaid in full by those responsible.
What political solution remains?
If there is no political solution, and no redress available in the courts, then your options are to either bend over, place a stick in your teeth, and redefine these acts of******as "sex", or to in some fashion revolt.
Revolt comes in two forms. One that meets the definition of sedition and is thus black-letter unlawful (and that law, you can bet, the government will enforce) and one that is perfectly legal.
The latter act is one that I am now extraordinarily close to being forced to recommend.
I am speaking of refusing to pay.
There is no crime in refusing to pay and withdrawing ALL of your money from the banks.
The problem is that The American People won't do it, even though doing it would force an immediate resolution to these problems, as every bank in America would instantaneously collapse due to the people's collective vote of "no confidence", delivered lawfully through refusal to engage in commerce with them.
How do I know America won't do it?
Because 10% of the population is unemployed as a direct and proximate result of these frauds and scams and yet there are no mass-marches on Washington DC.
No people driving 5mph on the freeway during rush hour as a pack of three cars, blocking traffic (and accepting a traffic ticket) as a very effective means of disrupting commerce and saying "no more damnit!"
So what you get from me, instead, is a chronology of these frauds and scams. I'll keep writing about them for the time being, but I have no faith in the people in this nation any longer.
The nation we once were - the nation that responded to a stick in our collective eye on December 7th, 1941 - no longer exists.
Instead, we've been reduced to infantile sucklers on a Government Teat.
Instead of wanting to better ourselves through hard work, capital formation and saving, we now are reduced to this as a nation:
That is what's left of America, and we smile while doing it. We're willing to screw everyone else, and so when it's done to us, we just respond with more of it ourselves, instead of well-justified outrage and demands that it stop - backed up with whatever level of insistence is necessary to force it to stop.
On this path all asset prices ultimately collapse.
Productive work ends and everyone looks for a way to rob someone. They find it - after all, robbing people isn't really that complicated, and in fact it's no more complicated than the guy who walks into the "Stop-N-Rob" and sticks a pistol up the cashier's nose. Yeah, we try to make out like it's more complex and to hide it in reams of paper and various obstructions, but what's really going on is nothing more complicated than the old gun up-the-nose trick.
This, of course, produces nothing (you're simply stealing someone else's "stuff") and as the percentage of people who turn to robbery rises, all productive work and betterment of society for all slows down and ultimately ceases.
That day is arriving, and if you're not prepared for what it will mean, and what will come as a consequence, you're going to be very, very sorry.
At the end of 2008 I wrote a Ticker in which I said "We're all Madoff."
I was wrong.
We're all Lootie.
Good luck America.
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