About Obama and the slime he swims with.
Be sure to read the 'where they are now at the end of the short piece.
Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street
Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregulaties in Fannie Mae's accounting activities.
At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, ' Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that 'mistakes were made' and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised.
News reports > indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to > shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's > books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four > years.'
Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.>>> Raines left with a 'golden parachute valued at $240 Million in > benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of > the accounting scandal became clear
.http://housingdoom.com/2006/12/18/fannie-charges/ > .
The Government noted, 'The 101 charges reveal how the individuals > improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while > knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, > misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the > regulator and the public.
The Notice explains how they submitted six > years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and > inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in > an unsafe and unsound manner.' These charges were made in 2006.
> The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received > in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits.
>>> Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard > 'was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that > would ensure a 'stable pattern of earnings' at Fannie. In everyday > English - he was cooking the books.
The Government Investigation > determined that, 'Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to > provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions > within Fannie Mae,'>>> On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice > Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae > executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied > manipulating the mortgage-finance giant's income statement to > achieve management pay bonuses.
Investigations by federal regulators > and the company's board of directors since concluded that management > did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard > resigned under pressure in late 2004.>>> Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!
>>> Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was > later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the > Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on > mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some > interesting things about Johnson.
Investigators found that Fannie > Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation > from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 > million when it fact it was $21 million.'
Johnson is currently > under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while > serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.
>>> Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.
>>> WHERE ARE THEY NOW?>>>
FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief > Economic Advisor>>>
TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama>>>
JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and > was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee
>>>> IF OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS - HIS ADVISORS HAVE THE > EXPERTISE ->> THEY MADE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Would you trust the men > who tore Wall Street down to build the New Wall Street ?
>> This doesn't even include the likes of another slimey attorney named > Jamie Gorelick...she is infamous for her decree in the late 1990's > under Clinton that stopped our key information-gathering entities > such as the CIA, FBA and NSA from sharing ANY information, which > ultimately allowed the 19 fanatics that killed over 3000 Americans > to fly planes into large buildings.
She has made MILLIONS as well > under this scheme, and the likes of Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer and > Obama himself (as well as some Republicans) have received MILLIONS > OF DOLLARS into their campaign war chests directly from Fannie Mae > and Freddie Mac....
Jesse Jackson has likewise receives millions of > dollars for what?
John McCain in 2005 was screaming holy hell about > the need to reform this and Bush tried in vain to reform these two > quasi-government agencies in 2003 but was stymied by all Democrats > (except Zell Miller) and a few RINO make-believe Republicans.
And > the last two years Obama and his Congressional Democrats have > CONTROLLED Congress, doing absolutely nothing and only hoping this > would happen before the 2008 election and worse yet, that the > gullible American public would believe it was those 'rich > Republicans and Wall Street' that created the whole mess.
Don't let > 'em fool you and pass this on to your e-mail list...you won't see it > in the mainstream media.