By Daniel Edstrom
DTC Systems, Inc.
We all see what we want to see. But when others control the conversation, it is easy to miss the point. As a regulator the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency should be taking the lead and controlling the conversation, but in reality, they have been bridled and are being led around by the nose. Conspiciously absent are numerous issues they as a regulator have the responsibility of dealing with. This article is timely in response to an article by Neil F. Garfield (http://livinglies.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/the-big-lie-banks-did-nothing-illegal/), which is a response to Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism article (http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/12/more-msm-criticism-of-obama-nothing-illegal-here-move-along-stance-on-foreclosure-fraud.html), which is a response to a Reuters article (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/22/us-foreclosures-idUSTRE7BL0MC20111222). But I found none of these articles until I was finished writing this post. Take the following random and critical issues:
- Are the loans in the pool? Were the loans ever in the pool? Does the pool exist? Did the pool perfect interest in any of the loans? This issue is very political and the OCC in our opinion will never address this issue or look into this.
- What loans are in default? Can a loan be in default? What comes first, the default or the loss?
- Are there any compliance issues?