While the ECONOMY and HEALTHCARE has been the OBAMA administrations biggest problems, the Banker caused housing crisis is the “Achilles heel” of the Republican party. When you listen to any of the Republican candidate debates for the 2012 Presidential GOP primary (with the exception of Ron Paul). Notice how GOP candidates conveniently focus on “contraception” as the main problem and totally avoid anything about the banks fraudulent ways and foreclosure. Their solution to the job(less) problem seem to be to give more money to big corporations and stop all unemployment benefits in order to force people off the government dole and make them get out and find jobs (as Rick Santorum eloquently said in a TV interview). Santorum and the rest of the clueless GOP candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul) seem to think that all is well and there are plenty of great jobs just waiting for these basically lazy Americans. Makes one wonder if Santorum would we willing to trade his $1,300,000 per year income ($27,000+ per week) last year for the amount of unemployment insurance (about $300.00 per week) that many of the jobless receive for a limited time. For some strange reason, conservative Republicans for the most part avoid this countries two main problems like a plague. They fail to understand, admit or talk about who and what caused the Housing bust and recession of 2008, the destruction of the American consumer, the jobless and current foreclosures. The GOP refuses to say anything negative about Bank fraud, the flagrant overuse of derivatives and the banks cohabitation with Wall Street and the FED (this is the reason that so many people are now inwardly laughing at these candidates). Of course, all this helps the campaign of President Obama who verbally recognizes the problem but has failed miserably (it’s his fault, not the GOP) in his weak, misguided actions to solve the problems of unemployment, the sluggish economy, and lastly, bank fraud and foreclosure. The trouble is that ALL POLITICIANS in the USA need huge amounts of capital to compete and win an election (see superpac). The need money from the banks and wall street to get elected, so who do you think they both ultimately serve? The Republican party conservatives believe in no government regulations to a point that a “last man standing” attitude pervails in corporate America. Profits reign over national security and the welfare of the U.S. citizen. For example, if all the oil reserves in the USA were available without restriction to the private oil companies, these companies would immediately sell all our oil to the Chinese at high prices and strive to keep the price of oil at record highs which does nothing for the prosperity of the American people. However, these same companies demand U.S. military protection if they are attacked by any foreign power. Somethings a bit strange about that way of thinking, or am I just too old fashioned and patriotic? The conservative Republican pundits such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity also avoid the issue of jobs, banks and foreclosure and of course would rather focus on important things like contraception and religion which is not surprising since they expound the typical conservative response and apathy to the real problems at hand. Here’s what Rush, Sean and the rest of the conservative GOP members are missing:
The reality of the foreclosure crisis in the USA is really made of to two types of people 1. Those who see the injustices and understand the causes beginning with the Gramm Leach Bliley Act of 1999, vs 2. Those persons whose bank accounts or professions were either helped or not directly hurt by the big banks and Wall Streets mutual destruction of the American economy starting in 2008. A very good example of the this misguided thinking by the GOP conservatives is happening right here in my own state of Florida. In November, 2010, controversial conservative Republican Rick Scott, outspent his competition and became Governor of Florida. Riding this anti-Obama wave also brought us Attorney General Pam Bondi and several new GOP state legislators including Kathleen Passidomo. Florida freshman Rep. Kathleen Passidomo is a Naples Florida neighbor and lackey of Medicare fraud criminal Governor Rick Scott. The banks through the Florida Bankers Association lobbied our mega millionaire Governor to help the banks with their foreclosure attempts (fraud be damned) immediately after taking office and then Scott recruited Passidomo and went to work. Scott and Passidomo simply steamrolled this bill through a rich man’s legislature (you can’t win public office anymore unless your rich) and it mattered not how much fraud the Banks committed. This is simply a case of Mexican (see Man On Fire with Denzel Washington) justice, where the government is bought and paid for by the criminals. The Florida Senate will rubber stamp this horrendous piece of garbage law on March 9 and then the Banks fun will begin and many innocent families will be forced into the streets without an honest day in court. So now what is our option Matt? First, we have to challenge this law in the Florida Supreme Court as unconstitutional and yes, that takes years and is expensive. Second, we all have to toughen up and make a list of every Florida lawmaker who signed this garbage into law and campaign to remove them from office and replace them with legislators and a Governor who represents the people and not the crooked banks. DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT PEOPLE, yes it’s bad but not the end unless we all wimp out and give up. It’s tough but remember, right always comes out on top in the end. Hitler, Stalin and Mao all thought that their way would last forever and now we dance on their graves. We will dance on the Bankers graves in the future.
Matthew Weidner, a well known Tampa foreclosure attorney stated in writing (in part) the following after the passage of this terrible piece of foreclosure legislation by the Florida House of Representatives on February 29, 2012:
THE LAW OF THE BANKS:
“It is the law in the State of Florida that a thief can steal your home. This is the law of the banks. This fact should be quite disturbing to every single person in America, and especially to every single person in the State of Florida, but not at all surprising. All of America is of course aware that the banks are already looting our 401k’s and retirement funds. All of America understands that our nation’s attorney generals discovered serious fraud and wrongdoing among most of the major banks. They then inked a secret deal that will apparently let them all walk away Scott free. But first the banks will be permitted to extort some money from your retirement account to pay off the attorney generals. This is the law of the banks.
The banks own you. They own “their” elected officials. The banks hold each of us captive, slaves to their debt lifeblood while they are provided even greater rewards for successfully perpetuation of their criminal enterprises compliments of the government they use to suppress dissent and persecute the slaves and the victims of their crimes. And so it should come as no surprise that the banks stand before Florida’s elected circuit court judges and explain that even if a homeowner proves a bank forged a note or otherwise engaged in fraud and set in motion that fraud to foreclose on your home, this law, their law, demands that the judge reward the criminals and throw his neighbor out into the street. The courts will now be told to ignore the assignments of mortgage, told they forgeries and falsehoods didn’t matter. Now the banks lobbied Florida law will direct the court to just ignore them all and focus only on the fact that this Plaintiff presented the court with an original promissory note….with an obviously forged endorsement on it. Again the court will now be directed that it must ignore obviously forged endorsements. This really is quite extraordinary, but this is the law according to the banks. Now because of the passage of this new Florida law, a homeowner cannot challenge an obviously forged endorsement and even the court cannot challenge it. This is the law of the banks.
Now mind you, here we are after years into this crisis of white collar criminality and not a word is spoken about punishing any of the banks or their minions or their lawyers for their lies, their crimes and their fraud. Hundreds of formal complaints and investigations and hundreds of thousands of examples of wrongdoing and not a single word, much less any legislative proposal or action that speaks to all that wrongdoing, but our state’s lawmakers can in fact pass laws that will make the jobs of the banks even easier. They are not “our” lawmakers, they are “their” lawmakers. These are not our laws. These are not the laws of man. These are not the laws of a fair and a just and an honorable society. These are the laws of greed and avarice and tyranny and evil. This is the laws of the banks.
Since the financial collapse of 2008 all of America has been indoctrinated everyday about their laws. Long before 2008, they stuck their hands in our pockets and helped themselves to small change then the smaller bills. After 2008, they took every bit of cash in our pockets, then they maxed out our credit cards, then they sold us all into indentured servitude. We work today not for ourselves or our children or the future of this formerly free nation. Since 2008 and until the cataclysm comes, we all work to serve the banks. This is the law of the banks.
In the years to come when there will be calls for shared sacrifice and decreased services and increased suffering from the masses, the law of the banks will be supplanted by a dangerous and far more explosive body of law. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to pass so many laws that represent their grossly unequal and corrupted influence on elected officials before a new law takes over. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to keep up the stream of payments on our nation’s investment and retirement Ponzi scheme for so long before a new law takes over. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to throw so many of our neighbors into the streets before a new law takes over. The law of the streets.
They should not take such comfort in their law today. They should not stand in courtrooms and so boldy exclaim, “A Thief Can Steal a Home!” They should not stand in the legislative houses they own slapping each other on their backs, congratulating themselves for the work they’ve done. They should not read their appellate briefs and be impressed with the yarn they’ve woven together. All of this only infuriates and fuels the fires of angst and anger that are already burning across this fractured nation. But all things change. And all of this will too.”
OUR FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING – GOD HELP US ALL