Every now and then I come across a document or statement that simply stops me in my tracks. In the process of pondering the weight and importance of the embedded message, I am typically left totally aghast.
“The rich and powerful, they take what they want. We steal it back for you. Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys. We provide… “leverage”.” — Nathan Ford
In terms simple enough for even a circuit court judge to understand, Nathan Ford explains the mortgage-backed securitization scheme. When the wife of a missing mortgage banking executive said, “Alan said they were seizing properties they didn’t even own and signing foreclosure forms without even reading them…” Ford replied, “Oh yeah, robo-signing… yeah, that’s what they call it. What they do is they sign a thousand foreclosures and they bet that the homeowners don’t have the money to fight the case. Now the courts, they’ll stop it if your husband had proof…”