CORRUPTION: Reverse-Insurance?! (FDIC)
The Market Ticker – Karl Denninger
Let me pose a question to you.
Let’s say you own a $200,000 house free and clear.
Let’s further say that you would like fire insurance. Just in case you are a klutz in the kitchen, for example.
So you sit down and write yourself a fire insurance policy. You promise to pay yourself $200,000 to rebuild your house if it burns to the ground.
You then put your “insurance policy” in the safe and pat yourself on the back – you’re insured!
Now, you want to re-do your kitchen and add a pool, so you go to the bank to get a mortgage to finance those improvements.
The mortgage company would accept your self-written policy as proof of insurance, right?
Oh wait – they’d call that fraud?
Senior regulators say they are seriously considering a plan to have the nation’s healthy banks lend billions of dollars to rescue the insurance fund that protects bank depositors. That would enable the fund, which is rapidly running out of money because of a wave of bank failures, to continue to rescue the sickest banks.
The plan, strongly supported by bankers and their lobbyists, would be a major reversal of fortune.
Of course it would. Writing insurance on yourself is a highly-lucrative business, especially when you can charge interest to the supposed insurer who you are supporting!
Insurance is supposed to work the other way around – you are supposed to pay into a pool to cover the risk of loss that some people in the pool might suffer.
Who would have thought that a government agency would actually contemplate paying the insured party for the coverage on their own risk?
In a world where we had a rule of law this would be identified instantly as what it is: rank, outrageous fraud. But we don’t live in such a world.
In the world we live so-called “government officials” of the FDIC feel free to engage in such sham transactions, smug in the knowledge that The American Sheeple, along with their handmaidens in Congress, can be counted on to allow a blatantly-fraudulent exercise such as this to be consummated – where the banks that are beneficiaries of FDIC insurance (and whom have also issued literally billions of dollars in covered bonds on an issuance-insurance program that has no legal basis in the foundational principle of the FDIC in the first place) not only do not have to pay for the insurance coverage they enjoy, but actually get paid to have it instead.
I couldn’t make stories like this up if I tried.
This just gets ‘better’ and ‘better’ by the day.
Okay let me get this straight…
- The Government insurer (FDIC) that insures depositors funds in the event of a bank going broke, is broke itself.
- The FDIC is now going to borrow money from many of those banks that caused this mess in the first place
- The FDIC (read taxpayer) is going to pay interest on these loans used to cover the depositors losses
- The FED will undoubtably provide the money to these lenders at 0% interest.
- The FDIC will then sell these failed banks for cents in the dollar to the large banks that engineered this
- The bankers will once again profit from their own creative corruption and pay themselves even larger bonuses
- Congress will of course approve it all and say they’re only looking after the interests of the American people
That all makes absolute sense… Good Night!