FINANCIAL INDUSTRY ANTI-TRUST MONOPOLY MERGER UNDER MERS CREATED THE INJURY AND DAMAGE TO AMERICAN HOMEOWNERS
"The construction industry plays a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, in addition to producing structures that add to our productivity and quality of life." If this segment of the population isn't moving well - it will obviously affect the rest of the community. Whose fault is it that they are unemployed? Whose fault is it that they can't meet their mortgage payments? Who actually injured them? Reckless, careless disregard, negligence... the time has come for a moratorium on foreclosures and the restructure of home loans.
There is a very important point being that Courts will likely continue to allow foreclosures to proceed (without a mandated moratorium)due to non-payment unless: "the borrower may be able to show that the proper mortgagee would not have foreclosed and, thus, the foreclosure was an injury"
The injury began with the inflation caused by the "bubble" in the mortgage lending market stemming back to the late 1990s that created a false economy. At the roots of the worst recession since the Great Depression were unaffordable home mortgages packaged into securities, sold to investors, and used as capital assets by financial institutions. The process of securitization, as well as financial institution over-leveraging associated with it, has been well documented and explored. However, there is one company that was a party to more questionable loans and foreclosures than any other - Mortgage Electronic Registration Service (MERS), whose culpability in fostering the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the long term effects of the fraud and kayos within the mortgage banking industry, that created, embraced and profited by, through and from MERS, has subverted the individual rights and liberties of hundreds of thousands American homeowners.
Due to the massive foreclosures, glut on the market of empty homes and inflated values used to re-purchase the REO (bank owned real estate), the economy cannot rebound. Homeowners remain unemployed. Construction, the housing market, as well as other viable industries are at a standstill because the questionable legal and public policy foundations of this odd, but extremely powerful, company are so interwoven and attached to America’s financial destiny.
With the growth of the mortgage industry during the turn of the century came a rise in profits for associated industries and vast employment opportunities. Construction, a trillion+ dollar industry, was in full force until 2007. It plays a vital part in the economic wheels that drive our economy. The damage to this key industry has far reaching implications caused directly by the corporate greed, lack of sense of consequence, consideration and compassion of the financial institutions along with their investment firms’ and insurance companies’ partners who, as alleged in numerous lawsuits, formed Mortgage Electronic Registration Service with an intent to defraud.
Historically, residential investment has also recovered before the overall economy, leading the way out of recession. The role of residential investment as an engine of recovery has been missing in this instance. Since reaching a peak in the spring of 2006, payroll employment in residential construction has declined from 3.45 million (seasonally adjusted) to 2.15 million, or nearly 38% (nearly the same rate on the average as the home loan inflation).
Overall employment did not reach a peak until December 2007, and has declined by 6% (from 138 million to 129.5 million). The over-leveraging and fraudulent mortgage market is totally to blame on this closely related industry's injury, failure and continued decline.
Sectors related to residential investment have fallen even more, with declines of 29.8% in wood products, 21.9% in nonmetallic minerals (including window glass, gypsum products and fiberglass insulation), 18.7% in fabricated metals (ductwork, metal windows and doors) and 19.3% in HVAC equipment.
Although housing starts have stabilized in recent months, at the lowest rate of production since World War II, employment in residential construction and related industries has continued to decline, due to the lag between housing starts and completions. Moreover, growing weakness in nonresidential building construction will produce further declines in employment.
The declines in residential and nonresidential construction activity have created large reservoirs of unused capacity in labor markets and production facilities. The unemployment rate for experienced workers in construction was 24.7% in January 2010. Although that figure partly reflected seasonal factors, the average for 2009 was 19.1% – representing 1.77 million workers – and the latest unemployment rate value was 6.5 percentage points higher than in January 2009. The overall capacity utilization rate in manufacturing was only 68.9% in December, but it was even lower for wood products (51.5%), nonmetallic mineral products (54.0%) and fabricated metal products (63.9%). The monthly data on capacity utilization from the Federal Reserve do not provide more detailed industry categories, but housing-related manufacturing is undoubtedly operating at even lower levels of capacity utilization. Quarterly data, with more detail, from the Census Bureau, show capacity utilization for paint, coatings and adhesives at 56.7% in the third quarter of 2009, even though overall capacity utilization for the chemical industry group was around 72%.*
When this sector of the economy is injured it has a domino effect on the rest of the markets. And in Hawaii, construction, along with tourism are the primary income tickets to a healthy economy. Their decline and loss are a direct result of the financial crisis stemming from the over-leverage fraud and collusion caused by a "merger" of banks, investment firms and insurance companies that have impacted and injured homeowners and their ability to maintain their mortgages.
This specific financial crisis is attributed to and stems directly from the financial industry's (banks, investment firms, insurance) creating a monopoly designed purposely to over-leverage and foreclose; which knocked out the housing and construction industries, creating injury to homeowners due to unemployment, downturn in the economy and other related issues.
"The construction industry plays a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, in addition to producing structures that add to our productivity and quality of life." If this segment of the population isn't moving well - it will obviously affect the rest of the community. Whose fault is it that they are unemployed? Whose fault is it that they can't meet their mortgage payments? Who actually injured them? Reckless, careless disregard, negligence...
The population was injured in the purposely over-leveraged banking crash. The injury was a direct result caused by the greed and manipulation of the creation of MERS.
* Statistics by: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT SURVEY FEBRUARY 2010
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