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US 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for Criticism of Obama
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:03:05 AM »
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jpmorgan-dimon-obama-settlement/2013/10/20/id/532044?ns_mail_uid=80663746&ns_mail_job=1542496_10212013&promo_code=153CC-1

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 08:42 PM

Sunday's New York Post page one headline about JPMorgan's fine screamed "Uncle Scam" with the sub headline "U.S. Robs Bank of $13B."

Wall Street went into a tizzy this weekend with the news that one of the nation's biggest banks agreed to fork over to the federal government $13 billion in fines related to its mortgage securities business.

The Post quoted bank analyst Dick Bove of Rafferty Capital as saying the deal "is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism."

"It is possible that the government is taking away the property of the JPMorgan shareholders without the shareholders having committed any crime or having any say in the expropriation of these funds," Bove told the New York Post.

The deal, announced Saturday, settles civil penalties with the U.S. Justice Department, but doesn't stop any potential criminal prosecution. The Federal Housing Finance Agency sued JPMorgan and 17 other banks for faulty mortgage bonds two years ago.

Wall Street insiders were furious about the deal, noting that 80 percent of the mortgages being probed were actually acquired from the failing banks Washington Mutual and Bear Stearns. JPMorgan reportedly took over the risky portfolio at the request of the U.S. government in the wake of the 2008-09 financial meltdown.

“I just think that these banks like JPMorgan are being whacked like a pinata,” hedge-fund manager Doug Kass, told the Post. "Ultimately, the earnings power of banks is being regulated out of them from the [Securities and Exchange Commission], from the Department of Justice."

The settlement deal was sealed this past Friday night in a telephone call between Attorney General Eric Holder and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Politico noted that Dimon was once considered "one of President Barack Obama’s most prominent Wall Street friends." A Democrat and one-time Obama donor, he was also a frequent visitor to the White House and praised by Obama himself as the "one of the smartest bankers we got."

But that relationship went into meltdown as Dimon began criticizing Obama's handling of the economy in the run-up to the 2012 election.

Last year Dimon told Fortune magazine that “we have the royal straight flush,” suggesting that “the debt-ceiling crisis, the failure to do Simpson-Bowles, [and] what I consider the constant attack on business” by the Obama administration had stymied the recovery.



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Re: US 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for Criticism of Obama
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:20:26 AM »
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... the deal "is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism."

Well of course it is! Isn't that what this administration is all about?
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Re: US 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for Criticism of Obama
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 11:37:30 AM »
Fundamentally transform America.
Reward friends, punish enemies.


Obama and his associates have told us what's coming. It's here, and it isn't going away.

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Re: US 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for Criticism of Obama
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 11:57:25 AM »
It is JP Morgan Chase as in Chase bank. In my area, new branches have spring up every mile or so.

Chase is the successor, to Home Savings & Loan, once the biggest home mortgage firm in the land. The were taken over by WaMu, Washington Mutual. WaMu was one of the Liar Loan giants.

When the fedgov made deals (08, 09 ), for strong banks to take over failed banks, they gave the store away.

Chase got WaMu, and I think it was a windfall. My guess is that the fedgov realizes in retrospect, what a giveaway they arranged, and is trying to "clawback" some of it from Chase.

So the head of Chase goes from rabid Obama supporter, to critic.

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Re: US 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for Criticism of Obama
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 11:07:17 PM »
It is JP Morgan Chase as in Chase bank. In my area, new branches have spring up every mile or so.

Chase is the successor, to Home Savings & Loan, once the biggest home mortgage firm in the land. The were taken over by WaMu, Washington Mutual. WaMu was one of the Liar Loan giants.

When the fedgov made deals (08, 09 ), for strong banks to take over failed banks, they gave the store away.

Chase got WaMu, and I think it was a windfall. My guess is that the fedgov realizes in retrospect, what a giveaway they arranged, and is trying to "clawback" some of it from Chase.

So the head of Chase goes from rabid Obama supporter, to critic.

Most likely.


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