Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Obama campaign co-chair tied to subprime mortgage crisis

Obama campaign co-chair tied to subprime mortgage crisis
Daily Caller
Published: 1:14 AM 02/24/2012
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the Democrat who was named a national co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign on Wednesday, served on the board of a company that is widely blamed for helping start the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007.

Beginning in 2004, Patrick served two years on the five-member board of ACC Capital Holdings, the parent company of Ameriquest Mortgage. He was paid a $360,000 annual salary for his efforts, according to “All The Devils Are Here,” a history of the financial crisis by Bethany McClean and Joe Nocera.

Ameriquest had already been the subject of numerous criminal complaints when Patrick joined the board of ACC. But despite its troubles, the mortgage company was the country’s “dominant subprime lender” in the years preceding the housing crisis, according to McClean and Nocera.

The company’s short-term success had much to do with the fact that it would loan money to just about anyone, regardless of income. In an effort to compete, other mortgage companies began issuing loans that were unlikely to be repaid, a practice that would eventually cripple the industry and later the American economy itself.

1 comment:

  1. This is the biggest nonsense I ever heard in my life! To even attempt to draw blame away from the Wall Street schemers that are truly behind the MBS
    Ponzi Scheme, is just typical right wing spin politics. People are no longer that ignorant to believe in your invisible God nor your hypocritical control tactics! NO MORE!


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