The Securitization Debacle – A U.S. Pension Shortfall: $3.4 Trillion+ [$3,400,000,000,000]

By Sydney Sullivan

looting the pension fundsShortfall. Unfunded. Underfunding. Sounds like a minimal pension issue – however, it is anything but that. You may have heard the words “shortfall” when your state refers to it’s government budget or pension plan; and, if you are young (say, under 40), you’ve probably not given it a second thought. Just so you know “shortfall” is defined as “a failure to come up to expectation or need” and at 40 it seems like there will be plenty of time and ways to make up a shortfall… not so much when you are 60.

If you’re like many Americans, you’re worried about retirement. Maybe before the new century securitization scheme was launched, a “shortfall” might have been more easily explained and handled. But after 2000, the Wall Street securities system ramped up and took deficits to a new high while lining the pockets of Wall Street traders. How did this happen? Continue reading

America’s Homeowners’ SuperPAC Launched!

By Sydney Sullivan

wewilluniteDuring the weekly Sunday afternoon Foreclosure Hour broadcast, Honolulu attorney Gary Dubin and former Governor John Waihee announced the formation of the Homeowners’ SuperPAC.

“The time has come,” said Mr. Dubin, “where the voice of the American homeowner needs to be heard and the rights to live in their homes protected.”

In the United States, a political action committee (PAC) is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation. Gov. Waihee and Mr. Dubin have designed a Homeowners’ Bill of Rights and plan to organize the Homeowners SuperPAC initiative in every state. If you missed the broadcast – click to listen here: Click link to the left for entire Inverview Continue reading

Threats, Extortion Made By Banks Threatened By Eminent Domain

12-RICHMOND1-master675Eminent Domain: a Long Shot Against Blight – Maybe Not

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You can’t fight city hall, the saying goes. But Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of Richmond, Calif., a city of 100,000 souls, would tell you that fighting Wall Street is harder. Even for city hall. Continue reading

More Cities Consider Eminent Domain to Halt Foreclosures

Save our Homes Walk LogoThe failure of the U.S. government to prosecute those who were the masterminds behind the NTMs (nontraditional mortgages) and subprime loan debacle, that more likely appear to have been an intentional Ponzi-like scam, makes Eminent Domain a plausible solution for relief. If handled properly Eminent Domain may actually save homes and families – not to mention saving lives and local governments that foolishly invested in unregulated and rigged derivatives and securities.

Do the math.  Hypothetical figure (conservative): $900 month payments X 67 million MERS mortgages X 12 months (1 yr.) = $723,600,000,000 new revenue stream annually – and this figure is conservative… it’s likely 2-3 times higher and this is JUST MERS. Continue reading

20 Cities That May Face Bankruptcy After Detroit

City Of Compton, California Considers BankruptcyGenerated from a Newsmax post:

Think Motown is the only major U.S. city in a boatload of financial trouble? Think again. By Stephen Moore

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing sent shivers down the spine of municipal bondholders, government employees, and big-city urban residents all over the country. That’s because many of the 61 largest U.S. cities are plagued with the same kinds of retirement legacy costs that sent Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy this summer.  Continue reading