- Jul 24, 2006
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Good segment tonight on 60 Minutes about the mortgage mess and fraud. Here is the full 60 Minutes Episode from tonight. Here is a link to The 60 minutes show, overtime with additional information. that goes over much of this. 60 Minutes was typically liberal and evidently wanted to slant the story as an example what the evil banks did ( and they absolutely did commit fraud ) ! But CBS seemed mostly right and sure made a lot of anti - bank points which were correct. 60 Minutes was mostly right in their reort. But there are many, many questions unanswered, and a real shitstorm has been created. I can easily see where someone that had a rising interest rate loan or lost their job might be a genuine candidate for a loan modification. But what of the literally millions of people that have intentionally not made a home payment in a year plus, are waiting for a foreclosure and then hoping to forestall it indefinitely ( and finally get a penalty payment from the bank when they leave )? The TV program made it clear that the banks committed massive fraud up to and including documented forgery of documents so they could finalize some of these foreclosures. Now, predictably, the lawyers have got involved and they want to sue the banks and punish them for their fraud. And it was inferred that consumer advocates were trying to get the banks to set up a fund to pay these home owners ( who have not made a payment for years, and are now seeking payments from the banks whereas their neighbors who had paid their mortgages in a timely manner will get nothing. ) Here is a link about Sheila Blair and the call for a super fund to clean up the bank mess. Why do I feel this F/*p by the banks will come out of the Government/my pocket? As I said. A real shitstorm. Who is right? I don't feel bad about most of these delinquent home owners. But massive documented fraud by the banks was committed!! What is the right thing to do about them? And what of the home owners that borrowed money from the same mortgage companies but somehow managed to keep current? Sometimes by working 2nd jobs or cutting back on everything. Do they deserve nothing? Finally, what of those people that own homes free and clear in the same neighborhoods? Are they just screwed, even though the fraud caused a massive amount of loss of equity for them? As I said, a real shitstorm. This will effect the home market for years. What do you think? Both home owners and non home owners out there.