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  • “Implicit” Government Guarantees To Bail Out Bank Creditors Tighten Their Grip On US Taxpayers

    12/04/2013 8:39:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/4/13 | testosteronepit
    One of the few rebellious Fed heads, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, fired another salvo when he was testifying at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing. And he hit Wall Street risks that are wrapping their growing tentacles ever more tightly around the economy and taxpayers. The hearing, according to Chairman Bob Goodlatte, would examine whether the Bankruptcy Code is “best equipped” to deal with the insolvency of large banks, such as the “unusual level of speed” needed for their “efficient and orderly resolution,” and the “unique threats” their collapse would pose to the “broader stability of the economy.” Lacker was...
  • Hawaiian Eye: 2014 Fannie, Freddie Conforming Loan Limits Highest In Hawaii (Mostly Blue States)

    11/27/2013 3:47:35 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    FHFA has released the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits for 2014. The big winners? Hawaii! fanniefreddicll Second is Alaska (AK). Fortunately, there aren’t enough people in the Aleutians to cause taxpayers serious problems if the unemployment spikes and/or housing prices collapse. Third on the list are Guam, the Virgin Islands and … West Virginia. West Virginia?? California, Washington DC (Maryland, Virginia), Wall Street (New York, New Jersey), Carolina Coast vacation hub (Kitty Hawk) and Idaho. Somehow, I don’t think it is Napoleon Dynamite’s hometown that is among the costliest housing in the USA. Napoleon-Dynamite-napoleon-dynamite-117744_720_540 Once again, I...
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Guarantees "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness"

    03/23/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/23/12 | staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites the Declaration of Independence in her defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the House floor on the eve of its second anniversary.
  • Fault Fannie, Freddie

    10/23/2010 3:54:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2010 | STEPHEN B. MEISTER
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-run mortgage giants, share much of the blame for the foreclosure crisis. Fannie and Freddie own or guarantee $5.5 trillion of mortgages -- more than half of all US home mortgages. Major banks -- Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase -- service the loans for Fannie and Freddie for fees. And when they do, they do what Fannie and Freddie tell them to do. To that end, Fannie and Freddie have long issued "Servicing Guides." Fannie's latest update (Aug. 31) noted that Fannie "has established time frames within which routine...
  • Big Calif. solar project gets tentative OK from US (BrightSource, $1.4 billion in loan guarantees)

    02/22/2010 8:52:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 517+ views
    LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration has given preliminary approval for $1.4 billion in loan guarantees for a massive solar-energy project in California's Mojave Desert. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Monday that BrightSource Energy was in line for the financing help to build solar-energy plants to power 140,000 homes. ... Environmentalists want the complex relocated because they say it will harm protected desert tortoises. BrightSource has made design changes in an attempt to alleviate environmental concerns.
  • Mugabe may need guarantees to step down: ICG (keeps his spoils, gains immunity from prosecution)

    09/18/2007 8:07:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 35+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/07 | AFP
    JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - African leaders may have to guarantee Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and safeguard his wealth if they are to persuade him to step down, a top think-tank said Tuesday. The International Crisis Group warned time had already run out to ensure fair elections next year but said the Southern African Development Community (SADC) could still exert pressure on Mugabe and his security chiefs if they were assured of a "soft landing". "In exchange, Mugabe would have to retire at the end of his term (March 2008), and the security establishment would have to accept political...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • U.S. Constitution - On Presidential guarantees

    04/15/2004 11:31:52 AM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 141+ views
    IMRA ^ | April 14, 2004
    Article II ...Section 2. The President ... He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur... www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleii.html
  • U.S. Eyes Cutting Israel Loan Guarantees Over Fence

    08/05/2003 12:14:11 PM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 190+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/05/03 | Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is weighing reducing U.S. loan guarantees to Israel because of a fence it is building in the West Bank, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Israel is constructing what it calls a security fence -- in parts a concrete wall and in others metal fencing -- to keep out Palestinian suicide bombers. Palestinians describe it as a new "Berlin Wall" that grabs territory they want to be part of an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. U.S. officials said they have to consider trimming the loan guarantees because of a U.S. law...