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Financial Meltdown Looms, Housing Will Suffer.
Regardless of your opinions on the necessity of the bank bailouts aka TARP, let us all agree they haven't worked. I am not sure any other industry knows this better than ours, the default industry because, we still see the direct effects of frozen credit markets, the shadow inventory and bank failures throughout this country.At the quarterly report of the Special Inspector General's office, Neil Barfosky warned our country in a report to Congress that TARP only made things worse because ultimately it never addressed the underlying problems that created the financial crisis from the start. Think of it like this, let's say you break your leg and you are rushed to the Emergency Room for treatment. You get the x-ray and the diagnosis is, your leg is broke. The doctor prescribes some really good pain medicine and says, "Take 2 of these and call me in the morning" however, he never re-sets the leg or even puts it in a brace or cast. In other words, the doctor is just covering up the pain hoping you won't notice your leg still looks like the golden arches outside your local McDonalds. The worse part of this whole story is, instead of ... more
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