Homeowners and Bank Protection Act Introduced In Oklahoma
Feb. 8, 2008 (EIRNS)This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC).
The following resolution was introduced into the State Legislature of Oklahoma:
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008)
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 52
By: Johnson (Constance) of the Senate
Shumate of the House
A Concurrent Resolution memorializing Congress to enact a Homeowners and Banks Protection Act for specific purposes; and directing distribution.
WHEREAS, the onrushing financial crisis involving home mortgages, debt instruments of all types and the banking system of the United States threatens to set off an economic collapse worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s; and
WHEREAS, millions of Americans are faced with foreclosures and loss of their homes over the coming months; and
WHEREAS, the hedge funds which spread this financial collapse among markets worldwide, by dominating speculation in all those markets, are now going bankrupt and demanding government bailout of their securities and derivatives, and the nominal value of the derivatives based on mortgages alone is the size of the combined gross domestic product (GDP) of the nations of the world; and
WHEREAS, this financial crisis threatens the integrity of both federal and state chartered banks, as typified by the run on deposits of Countrywide Financial Corporation in California on August 16, which could wipe out the life savings of too many American people and drastically undermine the economic stability of our states and cities; and
WHEREAS, under similar circumstances in the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt successfully intervened to protect banks and homeowners, addressing Congress with a "declaration of national policy" on April 13, 1933, which stated "that the broad interests of the Nation require that special safeguards should be thrown around home ownership as a guarantee of social and economic stability, and that to protect homeowners from inequitable enforced liquidation in a time of general distress is a proper concern of the Government."
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN:
THAT the Oklahoma Legislature hereby memorializes Congress to take emergency action to protect homeowners and banks by enacting a Homeowners and Banks Protection Act specifically to: