The Coming Public Pension Meltdown: How Kingpins Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Were Used To Steal Public Pension Funds

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The Coming Public Pension Meltdown: How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Were Used To Steal Public Pension Funds, Where Did All the Money Go, Who Has Been Covering Up the Theft, and How Every Homeowner Has Been and
Will Be Further Harmed by One of the Biggest Yet Still
Largely Concealed Financial Ripoffs in American History

Gary Dubin FHWe all know the devastating effects that the 2008 mortgage crisis has had on the American economy generally and tens of millions of homeowners personally and their families in the United States, while Pontius Pilate-like, federal and state judges and legislators have mostly looked the other way.

We are now faced with a yet even bigger, approaching financial disaster that this Nation’s local and state governments are equally unprepared for: the coming public pension meltdown that the federal government this time lacks the otherwise needed huge financial resources to adequately deal with. Continue reading

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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

Wall Street Shows Its Ass Again

Why Wall Street & Co. Will Do Anything to Stop Eliot Spitzer from Championing the Public Interest

wall-street-bullWeb of Debt blog / By Ellen Brown
The latest post from the AlterNet
Spitzer as comptroller: Good for New York, good for women, terrifying for Wall Street abusers.

Before Eliot Spitzer’s infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks. It may not be a coincidence that the revelation of his indiscretions with a high-priced call girl came less than a month after he published a bold editorial in the 
Washington Post titled “ Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime: How the Bush Administration Stopped the States from Stepping in to Help Consumers.”  The editorial Continue reading

Weekend Reading: The Property Illusion

How many people have to lose their savings, their equity and their pensions before there is a revolution – or is the intellectual revolution already here – “refuge to reconstruction”? That is the $54 Billion dollar question.

Posted by Larry Doyle, Sense on Cents

One man’s wealth tax becomes another man’s wealth confiscation

Property RightsI have no doubt that given the need for sources of revenue by Uncle Sam and other sovereign governments, the topic of “the protection of property rights” will be increasingly brought front and center in the public arena.

We saw this play out in Cyprus just a few weeks back, and we witness another example of this topic just the other day in a WSJ article, Now He’s After Your 401(K). Continue reading

STOP Justice Department officials – Sign Resolution Against Wall Street Immunity

Top Justice Department officials are pushing hard to bring the Wall Street immunity deal back from the dead. Can you sign on as a citizen signer of Baldwin’s resolution against Wall Street immunity? Click here to sign.

Fortunately, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) leaped into action with a congressional resolution opposing Wall Street immunity.

Within days, 27 of her colleagues signed on — and the more co-sponsors we get, the more pressure the Justice Department will feel to back off.

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The Greatest Cover-up of All Time – Wall Street and The Treasury Steal the Future

By DEADLY CLEAR
We are Americans first, not Republicans, Democrats, Unions, Government Workers, Corporate Employees, Retirees – WE ARE AMERICANS!  

WE Americans were scammed “big time” by Wall Street greed and elite wannabes.

Whether you are NYPD, Iowa, Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, Florida, California, NJ, Washington, Maine or Oregon police (just to name a few), a fireman, teacher, government or corporate employee, FBI, CIA, Judge, prosecutor or clerk – your pension and retirement funds (FERS) were put at risk and are likely gone. Wake up. Continue reading

The Sucker Punch – The Elite’s Attack on Pension and Retirement Funds

THE HIDDEN TRUTH

PF-retirement_1666571aBehind the collapse of the economy in the U.S. and around the world is the massive loss of pension and retirement funds belonging to government employees, union workers and corporate 401k beneficiaries – these were the “investors” in the securitization fraud stemming from the unregulated derivatives.  Hordes of lawsuits have been filed by investors against Wall Street banks, but it’s pretty obvious the money is gone. Continue reading

Will you support the regulation of derivatives?

There is only one question to ask any politician starting this year:

Will you support the regulation of derivatives?

That’s it.  Everything else is ancillary and fades into the background.  

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David Stockman: “We have a far worse fiscal situation…”

The Daily Capitalist
Stockman On Budget And Downgrade
By Jeff Harding August 11th, 2011

This is an interview of David Stockman on Bloomberg Radio today by Kathleen Hayes. David goes into the budget crisis and the downgrade. As usual he pulls no punches. “We have a far worse fiscal situation….by 2012, 2013, 2014… the deficit situation is going to be dramatically worse and our ability to cope will be almost non-existent….”

This is an excellent interview on Bloomberg Radio which can be heard  Continue reading