The Fed defends the banksters

This is about as shameless as it gets:

The Truth in Lending Act from 1968 gives borrowers the “right of rescission,” the ability to undo a home refinancing or home equity loan within three years of the closing if the lender did not make proper disclosures — generally of the loan amount, interest rate and repayment terms. The law makes allowances for mere mistakes by the lender, but otherwise requires strict compliance, as well it should: disclosure is the main — often the only — consumer protection in the mortgage market….

The Fed proposal would change all that. Citing concern over banks’ compliance costs, it would require a borrower to pay off the remaining principal before the lender gives up its security interest. That would be clearly impossible for troubled borrowers. So the Fed’s proposal would benefit the creditor who violated the law rather than the borrower, paving the way for foreclosures that otherwise could be avoided.

In other words, the Fed wants to change the law to force a borrower to pay off his mortgage even if the mortgage bank doesn’t hold a legitimate interest in the house. This is sheer insanity. It should be clear from this that the Fed not only knows about the vast extent of the mortgage fraud, but is seeking to further victimize the victims of it. And it is no longer even pretending to be interested in the fate of the homeowning American public anymore.