Washington, DC Tax Lien Rape Leaves Homeowner with Nothing

Don’t think for one minute that this could not happen to you.

WP Tax Rape Story

On the day Bennie Coleman lost his house, the day armed U.S. marshals came to his door and ordered him off the property, he slumped in a folding chair across the street and watched the vestiges of his 76 years hauled to the curb. Continue reading

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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
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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

Homeowners Protest At Justice Department: Hold Banks Accountable

PROTESTERS DEMANDING PROSECUTIONS OF WALL STREET ARRESTED OUTSIDE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

FORECLOSE ON BANKS“Initial report from Grace and Vivian of SF ACCE from the Occupation today of the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder jail the banksters:

Between 400 and 500 protesters rallied at the Department of Justice (DOJ), closing Constitution Avenue and the three main entrances to DOJ.  Folks demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder “Jail the Banksters” and “Not to Big to Jail.” Continue reading

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

Washington Post: Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Fed, Treasury officials

Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information – but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets?

By , David S. Fallis and Dan Keating, Published: June 24, 2012

“In January 2008, President George W. Bush was scrambling to bolster the American economy. The subprime mortgage industry was collapsing, and the Dow Jones industrial average had lost more than 2,000 points in less than three months. House Minority Leader John A. Boehner became the Bush administration’s point person on Capitol Hill to negotiate a $150 billion stimulus package. In the days that followed, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. made frequent phone calls and visits to Boehner. Neither Paulson nor Boehner would publicly discuss the progress of their negotiations to shore up the nation’s financial portfolio.

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