American Nightmare – The Plight of GSE Investors and American Homeowners

By Sydney Sullivan

This will be one of several posts on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Your thoughts and your owns stories are welcome in the comments section.

Nearly a decade ago, in September 2008, US Treasury Chief Hank Paulson unveiled his historic government takeover of twin mortgage buyers, putting the government in charge of the mortgage giants and the $5 trillion in home loans they back. The plan eliminated the top executives which were out and replaced with Wall Street titans.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their takeover by the federal government and their role in the financial crisis. The video below is a 4 hour review of a planned response to the crisis in the housing and mortgage markets at the time of the economic meltdown and crash of 2008.

The titans that replaced Freddie CEO Richard Syron and Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd  were two Wall Street finance veterans and were charged with restoring the mortgage magnates to health. Herb Allison formerly served as president of Merrill Lynch was Continue reading

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Detroit is Organizing – Moratorium NOW!

Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs

Detroit-Bankruptcy-Un_RasmOn the Fifth Anniversary of the Federal $700 Billion Bank Bailout

Saturday, October 5, 2013, Detroit, Michigan

A Call for an International Peoples Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity

Weekly Organizing meetings, Mondays, 7 PM, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit

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Dear Lanny – The “Intent” is at the Top …and in the Patents.

Frontline full storyWatching the PBS FRONTLINE | Untouchables left a lot of questions about the approach our U.S. government has taken to correct the securities corruption.

More importantly, nothing much has changed much since 2003 when the chaos that took down our economy ramped up into a full blown man made financial force majeure… Continue reading