Yes, It’s Specifically Housing – Socialism for the Rich and Incompetent!

Econ4 Video on the Housing and Foreclosure Crisis

Yves Smith12-6-12NakedCapitalism’s Yves Smith is the strong voice of reality on the front lines of the foreclosure war. Posted on December 6, 2012 is a serious message that needs to circulate around the world.

The economy is on the fiscal cliff because of the failed policy decisions not to prosecute the banks in addition to how the unscrupulous securitized mortgage business has been handled.

Blaming borrowers for the frauds committed by the banks has eaten away at the core of our society. “Normally, in history,” said Yves, “when lenders were that incompetent, they went bust and that was capitalism. And now instead, we have a system where lenders who are so grossly incompetent that they should have gone bankrupt – are propped up – that’s socialism for the rich.” Continue reading

The Richest 0.1% Have Launched A War On Us

The Richest 0.1% Have Launched A War On Us – It’s Time To Fight Back And Hold These 400 Billionaires Personally Responsible For Our Economic Crisis

Posted by – David DeGraw is the founder and editor of AmpedStatus.com.
September 8th, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following post includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Release Date: 9.28.11

We have endured financial oppression for long enough. In a time of national crisis and shared sacrifice, the richest one-tenth of one percent of the population cannot continue on their merry way, living in obscene wealth and detached from reality, while the majority of the population desperately struggles to make ends meet. We are under attack, and it’s time to fight back.

I work over 60 hours a week and still barely make ends meet. Increased costs of living and thousands of dollars in medical bills have made me and my family move three times in the past three years to downsize and cut living expenses. I’m certainly not alone in this dire economic situation, tens of millions of Americans are fighting this daily war to keep their family fed and healthy with a roof over their head. Continue reading