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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Major "Earmark" in Democrat Bailout Agreement

Update (9:58AM, Sept. 26th): While Sens. Harry Reid and Chris Dodd stand before the news this morning pontificating and mocking Republicans, especially Sen. McCain, for the perceived delay in reaching agreement, they also continues to prevaricate. Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi initially asserted that they needed McCain to clinch a deal for Democrats and now they are like a pack rabid dogs blaming John McCain for the deal falling apart. In fact, the deal fell apart before McCain arrived.

A republican senate source has confirmed that the questioned provision reported in this post is being opposed by Senate Republicans which has upset Democrats. Republicans are not opposing the obvious issues identified by Reid. They are working to get rid of the questioned provision "if they can." Also, they have already gotten the Democrats to back down from providing "most" of the money ("future profits") to the groups mentioned in the article "to a much smaller percentage." Negotiations are likely to continue throughout the day. Obviously no one is happy - especially the majority of the American public.

Breaking News - Bill Smith, ARRA Editor. I received a copy of "Agreement in Principle" relative to the $700 billion "bailout" being proposed and supported by Senate Democrats. The one page agreement from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee details guidelines to be put in place relative to taxpayer protection, oversight and transparency, home ownership preservation and Funding Authority.

While on the surface the agreement looks generic and positive, However, the "devil is in the detail." There is one detail that Democrats are concerned that Republicans will not agree to in the bailout agreement. That is if the Republicans even see the item. It seems that this issue may be one reason that many Democrats have hounded Sen. John McCain and pushed for his speedy approval. Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-NV) has already identified that it is Sen. John McCain's approval, not Barack Obama approval, that is needed to secure the agreement of Senate Republicans. In fact, the questioned provision indirectly focus on some prior concern regarding Sen. Barack Obama involvement with various organizations. Maybe that is why Obama would prefer being at a debate in Mississippi than being in Washington D.C.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) cohorts are also hounding Sen. McCain to agree. They know that neither the House Republicans nor the House Blue Dog Democrats are going to sign on easily to an agreement extending $700 billion "bailout" if Sen. McCain disagrees. Pelosi does not have control of the fiscally conservative Blue Dogs who are not happy with committing $700 billion to the "bailout" effort.

In the "agreement in principle," there is the effect of a major "earmark" which commits money from future "profits" to be given to nonprofits organizations like ACORN, National Council of La Raza and potentially the National Urban League. This agreement clearly evidences that the Government expects to benefit in the future from the bailout when the values of property rises and mortgages or properties are then sold by the Federal government. The agreement --
"Directs a certain percentage of future profits to the Affordable Housing Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund to meet America's housing needs."
In the proposed bailout agreement, Sen. Christopher Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee and other Democrats desire to pre-direct that future funds (profits) not be returned to the taxpayers via the treasury but that they be used to underwrite potential questionable (maybe even illegal activities) of certain nonprofits which have had a hand in promoting and expanding access to "no money down" loans for minorities, illegal voter registrations and extensive lobbying activities.

Let’s examine the connection of the Affordable Housing Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund with the various nonprofit groups mentioned above. In July, 2008, a Wall Street Journal article addressed the previous housing bill signed into law:

Provide[d] a stream of billions of dollars for distressed homeowners and communities and the nonprofit groups that serve them. One of the biggest likely beneficiaries, despite Republican objections is Acorn, a housing advocacy group that also helps lead ambitious voter-registration efforts benefiting Democrats. Acorn -- made up of several legally distinct groups under that name -- has become an important player in the Democrats' effort to win the White House. Its voter mobilization arm is co-managing a $15.9 million campaign with the group Project Vote to register 1.2 million low-income Hispanics and African-Americans, who are among those most likely to vote Democratic. Technically nonpartisan, the effort is one of the largest such voter-registration drives on record.

The organization's main advocacy group lobbied hard for passage of the housing bill, which provides nearly $5 billion for affordable housing, financial counseling and mortgage restructuring for people and neighborhoods affected by the housing meltdown. A third Acorn arm, its housing corporation, does a large share of that work on the ground. Acorn's multiple roles show how two fronts of activism -- housing for the poor and voter mobilization -- have converged closely in this election year. The fortunes of both parties will hinge in part on their plans for addressing the fall of the nation's housing market and the painful economic slowdown. . . .

Partly because of the role of Acorn and other housing advocacy groups, the White House and its allies in Congress resisted Democrats' plans to include money for a new affordable-housing trust fund and $4 billion in grants to restore housing in devastated neighborhoods. In the end, the money stayed in the bill; the White House saw little choice. What most riles Republicans about the bill is the symbiotic relationship between the Democratic Party and the housing advocacy groups, of which Acorn is among the biggest. Groups such as the National Council of La Raza and the National Urban League also lobby to secure government-funded services for their members and seek to move them to the voting booth. Acorn has been singled out for criticism because of its reach, its endorsements of Democrats, and past flaws in its bookkeeping and voter-registration efforts that its detractors in Congress have seized upon. . . .

Sen. Obama is especially reliant on registration drives, such as Acorn's with Project Vote, to help him win the White House. The Illinois Democrat draws his strongest support from blacks, Hispanics and young people, groups that are among the least likely to be registered. After law school, Sen. Obama was the director of Project Vote in Chicago. . . .

Democrats on Capitol Hill have helped to steer millions of dollars in housing and other grants from the federal government toward Acorn and groups like it. The groups must qualify and compete for the money, which is typically doled out from the federal government to states and municipalities. The housing package includes a new, permanent source of affordable-housing money that congressional Democrats and grassroots groups have sought for years. The Affordable Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund will be funded by a tax on mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage titans.

That tax eventually will channel upwards of $600 million annually in grants for developing and restoring housing, mostly as low-income rentals, available to Acorn and other groups. Democrats on Capitol Hill and housing groups say the housing-assistance money is vital to helping Americans hit hardest by what some call the largest drop in home values since the Great Depression. But they acknowledge the perception of political conflict in giving federal funds to an organization that does political work. "We are guarding against it," said Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in an interview. He secured the Affordable Housing Trust from his seat as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. . . .

Acorn describes itself as the nation's largest grassroots community organization, with more than 400,000 families organized into 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities. Over four decades, Acorn has turned its broad membership into a powerful lobbying tool. Its representatives are well-known in the marble halls of the Capitol, and press local, state and federal governments . . .

ACORN is the agency where Sen. Barack Obama worked as a trainer for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN), whose affiliate, Project Vote, is known for voter fraud. It is this same organization from which a large part of the mortgage mess has grown. After Harvard Law School, Obama provided legal representation for ACORN. Obama sat on the boards of the philanthropic Woods Foundation and the Joyce Foundation which both funneled millions of dollars to ACORN.

In 2006, the Wall Street Journal addressed Acorn Indictments. In a recent article, additional complaints, indictments and arrests and conviction of ACORN members for voter fraud have been detailed for Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington State, and Wisconsin. Democrats on Capitol Hill have steered billions of the taxpayer monies to risky ventures and to nonprofits organizations like ACORN, National Council of La Raza through the government’s Affordable Housing Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. As a result groups like ACORN have developed powerful lobby groups to secure tax money for their organizations. Now the proposed "agreement in principle" for the $700 Billion "bailout" seeks to continue the protection of this process. In another article by James H. Walsh, a former federal prosecutor, it was noted that:
ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC) was instrumental in its passage of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) which has plagued the mortgage markets since 1977. The U.S. Congress through the CRA compelled banks and lending institutions to make loans to “communities of color” disregarding sound economic and risk guidelines. CRA encouraged the relaxing of “outdated” risk-management protocols and underwriting obligations by lending institutions. In the name of ending discrimination, no longer were “communities of color” required to provide verification of income, employment, credit history, ability to pay homeowner bills, or down payment. In response, many banks and mortgage groups bundled trillions of dollars of “subprime” loans and sold them to investors here and abroad. It is these bundled Community Reinvestment Act mortgages, doomed to fail, that are today causing financial strain in U.S. and global financial markets.

In short, a Democrat Congress and President demanded that banks change the rules of good banking and open the Pandora’s Box of mortgage defaults and foreclosures now coming to a head. This home-parity concept of the radical left was mobilized by ACORN resulting in a purchase of a property without any credit, income, employment, and a zero down payment.

In 2003, Fannie Mae home-parity funding in Chicago reached $600 billion. When Franklin Raines, former chair and CEO of Fannie Mae, stepped down in 2004 but managed to take with him a multimillion-dollar parachute and a monthly pension of $114, 393 for life, and should he die, for his wife’s lifetime. Until recently, Raines was an advisor to Obama.
Open Secrets reveals the investment made by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Democrats and details the Top 25 Democrat Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributions in 1989-2008. The top three in order were Senators Christopher Dodd, John Kerry and Barack Obama.

When government tries to fix social issues through the use of the taxpayers’ money, there are consequences. Now the American taxpayers are being called upon again to underwrite the problems exacerbated by the prior actions of former and the current Congress and past administrations. It is hoped that Senators and Representatives will avoid this massive "earmark." All "future profits" from the resolution and disposition of the alleged current bad mortgages ("bad paper"), should accrue to the American taxpayers as a whole and be returned to the Treasury. Any determination as to the use of "future profits" should be determined by those elected and representing the people at that future point in time. No agreements should include an obligation on the potential "future profits." No agreements should support questionable programs that support organizations that contributed to the failures of mortgages or to the bad lending practices promoted by prior Congresses and administrations.
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24 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Heyas Bill,

There's even more wonderfull news about ACORN I just got today from CRL.

http://www.consumersrightsleague.org/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=22897

http://www.consumersrightsleague.org/uploadedfiles/ACORN_release.pdf

Just a bunch of great guys looking out for the average home owner, eh?

Enjoy,

John

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Ironman said...

Dodd is utterly shameless.

Thankfully, his approval ratings in CT are going the way of Fannie Mae stock

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Howard said...

First the Democrats blindly follow Obama ... now, they are willing to blindly follow Reid, Bush and Paulson ... in a decision which could dramatically affect every American for decades. Well, thank God, Senator John McCain doesn't just want to take a few people's word for it. Already, Reid has tried to tack additional pork to this bailout. I didn't think I could dislike inept Harry Reid, with his 15% approval rating, any more than I already did, but this isn't about Reid being left alone to decide America's future. It will be interesting to look at this in retrospect, to see if we really did have to RUSH this 750 Billion dollar decision.

9/26/2008  
Anonymous TRM said...

I posted it to my site
http://www.dequalss.com/wp/2008/09/whats-the-holdup-on-the-bailout/

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Democrats on Capitol Hill bloviate about how John McCain messed up a "deal" (which did not exist), it turns out that John McCain protected American taxpayers by pointing out that the profits due the American people for this bailout should not be going to the ACORN slush-fund.

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Chad said...

If We have to bail them out then maybe this future profit should go back in the pockets of the American TaxPayer in porportion to their tax rate a stock in these companies. Then the dividends from the sale will go back to us tax payers footing this bill. However, the only flaw here is that Socialist Squirrels in charge will cook the books and we would never see any of it.

Great Work!

9/26/2008  
Anonymous John Angier said...

Doc Bill,


My link to your post:
http://okiecampaigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/major-earmark-in-democrat-bailout.html

John

P.S. After last night game, OU should be number 1,
that is if they make it past the Frog's this Sat.

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Jenn Sierra said...

Green Country Values

I cannot help but shudder a bit when I hear that the federal government has just seized two more major mortgage companies. I have to ask myself how long it will be before affirmative action and gay-rights activists will be suing the federal government for special considerations in neighborhood planning in lending practices? How long before banks and Realtors will be given special tax breaks and preference on corporate contracts according to their commitment to promoting the diversity doctrine?

Posted a link to the above and to your story at http://greencountryvalues.wordpress.com:80/2008/09/26/arra-spots-major-earmark-in-democrat-bailout-agreement/

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Stix said...

I think thatthis has pushed me over the edge, I will never ever vote for a Democrat for the rest of my life.

Here is my link
http://stix1972.typepad.com/stix_blog/2008/09/bail-out-pork.html

Also here is some moreinformation about Obama the Commmunity Organizer
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=16207
and the organization he worked for
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamaliel_Foundation

9/26/2008  
Anonymous Secure Arkansas said...

Taxpayers must not be forced to subsidize illegal aliens and taxpayers must not be forced to subsidize Wall Street. Home mortgages made to illegal aliens with fraudulent identification and no basis for extending credit have caused a large percentage of the economic problems we are experiencing. Arkansans need to consider a complete moratorium on all immigration, legal and illegal. We need to close our borders!!! We need to enforce our laws!!! Each persaon should contact their senators and congressmen.

9/26/2008  
Anonymous acorn hater said...

A PIG FATTENED ON ACORNS NEEDS TO BE SLAUGHTERED!!!!!

Why, oh why, are people and the MSM not talking about this sickening twist? Please pass this along to all of your friends and the mainstream media in the hope that the truth may accidently slip out regarding the Democrat efforts to pork-up the economic rescue.

THE ECONOMY IS IN A CRISIS AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE PORKING UP A RESCUE BILL WITH EARMARKS TO A-C-O-R-N (THE VOTER FRAUD OUTFIT).

NO WONDER THE GOP IS HOLDING FIRM. PASS this to every media outfit you know so that maybe the truth will leak out about why McCain can not agree to such a mess!!!

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/26/the-democratic-acorn-bailout/

(excerpt:)

House Republicans refused to support the Henry Paulson/Chris Dodd compromise bailout plan yesterday afternoon, even after the New York Times reported that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson got down on one knee to beg Nancy Pelosi to compromise. One of the sticking points, as Senator Lindsey Graham explained later, wasn’t a lack of begging but a poison pill that would push 20% of all profits from the bailout into the Housing Trust Fund — a boondoggle that Democrats in Congress has used to fund political-action groups like ACORN and the National Council of La Raza.

[comment cross posted at http://blogs4mccain.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/major-earmark-in-democrat-bailout-agreement/ ]

9/27/2008  
Anonymous primatreat said...

Let the market do it's thing! Spray Roundup(R) on the acorn tree and let it die!

[Cross posted at http://blogs4mccain.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/major-earmark-in-democrat-bailout-agreement/#comments ]

9/27/2008  
Blogger Bill Smith said...

Lary Johnson posted story: The ACORN Poison Pill from cross posted story on Blogs for McCain

As of this post, there were 109 comments on that post. Thanks Larry - Go by and take a look at his site and the comments.

9/27/2008  
Anonymous captdallas2 said...

There was a link on senate.gov to the draft agreement pdf that got pulled. Do you have a liberal proof link to the agreement?

[comment cross posted at http://blogs4mccain.com/2008/09/25/major-earmark-in-democrat-bailout-agreement/ ]

9/29/2008  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

9/29/2008  
Anonymous robert good said...

This is another attempt by fat cat Democrats to provide a Democrat 'slush' fund for political campaign donations at taxpayers expense. Until hard working, tax paying citizens, both Democrat and Republican, stand up and vote out these political 'hacks', they will continue to feed off the backs of clueless taxpayers. Unfortunately it appears that media is loath to report. Alas, the days of investigative reporting and balanced media is dead!

9/29/2008  
Anonymous Dan Spenser said...

CY - Here are links cross posting your story:

http://cayankee.blogs.com/cayankee/2008/09/whats-lurking-i.html

Right Side Politics (Examiner) - http://www.examiner.com/x-268-Right-Side-Politics-Examiner~y2008m9d27-Whats-lurking-in-the-big-bailout

9/29/2008  
Anonymous Idiots for Obama said...

Posted link back to your post:
Republicans Save Taxpayers Over 100 Million of Earmarks in Bailout Bill

9/29/2008  
Anonymous Dick Schaff said...

How dare the Democrats push for funding of Acorn through the bailout proposal. Unfortunately, the average voter has no clue about what this all means, i.e., Acorn steering potential voters to the Democratic party and, indirectly, bailout money going back to support the very thing that got us into this mess- credit to people with no job, no money down to buy housing, poor credit history, etc. Lets revamp the Community Reinvestment Act! There are those that should never be in a position to own a home because they are not responsible enough to meet the obligation.

10/01/2008  
Anonymous Michael said...

ACORN is at the center of this scandal. Congress established the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to track a bank’s and S&L’s lending standards to insure that they did not “reline” low income groups. Then in 1989, Congress passed the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act which required the agencies to write performance reports and publicly issue CRA ratings to ensure the bank provided loans to all income groups. Under the CRA, if a bank wants to merge, open a new market or enter a new line of business, they had to prove to regulators that they had made sufficient loans to the low income groups. These regulations empowered community groups like ACORN, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. These groups could file petitions with regulators to delay or stop a bank's activities. This gave community groups the power to demand more loans to their constituents and even began to market mort
gages
to their constituencies. The banks would routinely placate these groups by giving them millions of dollars as well as promising to make more loans. Banks responded to this pressure by establishing loan targets, new products and procedures to improve their CRA ratings. This drove their risky lending.

For example, in 2006, ACORN worked with Citibank and Wells Fargo to market mortgages to illegal aliens in California. It's no coincidence that the areas hardest hit by the foreclosure wave - Loudoun County, Va., California's Inland Empire, Stockton, San Joaquin Valley, Las Vegas and Phoenix - also happen to be some of the nation's largest illegal alien sanctuaries. Half of the mortgages to Hispanics are subprime and a quarter of all these loans are in default and foreclosure. Despite ACORN being implicated in voter fraud in a half dozen states, Congressional Democrats have given ACORN millions over the years and wanted to allocate $500M for them and other community groups in the original bailout bill. When Barak Obama was practicing law in Chicago, he worked for ACORN suing financial institutions to force CRA compliance.

10/03/2008  
Anonymous Deborah said...

How can the democrats get away with these earmarks for Acorn and the others? Can no one in the press say anything? Can we sue them for this? Someone needs to do something. It is ridiculous that they will get away with this. It is bad enough that Dodd and Frank have any say in this at all seeing as how they have been head of the banking and finance committees. Good Lord! As if they didn't know. They are getting all the rewards from these crooked companies and now rushing everyone to bail them out. I am totally disgusted.

10/09/2008  
Anonymous Goldwater said...

Enforcement of CRA didn't cause the financial meltdown

From independent financial blogger Barry Ritholtz:

Let's clarify the causes of current circumstances. Ask yourself the following questions about the impact of the Community Reinvestment Act and/or the role of Fannie & Freddie:

• Did the 1977 legislation, or any other legislation since, require banks to not verify income or payment history of mortgage applicants?

• 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision; another 30% were made by banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations. How was this caused by either CRA or GSEs ?

• What about "No Money Down" Mortgages (0% down payments) ? Were they required by the CRA? Fannie? Freddie?

• Explain the shift in Loan to value from 80% to 120%: What was it in the Act that changed this traditional lending requirement?

• Did any Federal legislation require real estate agents and mortgage writers to use the same corrupt appraisers again and again? How did they manage to always come in at exactly the purchase price, no matter what?

• Did the CRA require banks to develop automated underwriting (AU) systems that emphasized speed rather than accuracy in order to process the greatest number of mortgage apps as quickly as possible?

• How exactly did legislation force Moody's, S&Ps and Fitch to rate junk paper as Triple AAA?

• What about piggy back loans? Were banks required by Congress to lend the first mortgage and do a HELOC for the down payment -- at the same time?

• Internal bank memos showed employees how to cheat the system to get poor mortgages prospects approved that shouldn't have been: Titled How to Get an "Iffy" loan approved at JPM Chase. (Was circulating that memo also a FNM/FRE/CRA requirement?)

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• The four biggest problem areas for housing (by price decreases) are: Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Miami, Florida, and San Diego, California. Explain exactly how these affluent, non-minority regions were impacted by the Community Reinvesment Act ?

• Did the GSEs require banks to not check credit scores? Assets? Income?

• What was it about the CRA or GSEs that mandated fund managers load up on an investment product that was hard to value, thinly traded, and poorly understood

• What was it in the Act that forced banks to make "interest only" loans? Were "Neg Am loans" also part of the legislative requirements also?

• Consider this February 2003 speech by Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozlilo at the American Bankers National Real Estate Conference. He advocated zero down payment mortgages -- was that a CRA requirement too, or just a grab for more market share, and bad banking?

The answer to all of the above questions is no, none, and nothing at all.

The CRA is not remotely one of the proximate causes of the current credit crunch, Housing collapse,and mortgage debacle. As I detailed in Barron's, there is plenty of things to be angry at D.C. about -- but this ain't one of them.

10/14/2008  
Anonymous Dr BLT said...

I don't like to get in the middle of the blame game, but let's keep in mind that, in addition to supporting Acorn, Obama was one of the highest beneficiaries of Freddie and Fannie, and those at the top of the food chain that enjoyed those:

This song is going out to all of the big winners in the bailout contest:

Golden Parachutes
Dr BLT
words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2008
http://www.drblt.net/music/GoldenParDemo2.mp3

From the CD-in-the-making, Shadow of the Man
http://www.drblt.net

10/17/2008  
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