Interesting how the MSM virtually ignored this little tidbit of information. A report from the inspector general for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie and Freddie, warns that these two bloated insolvent pigs are going to face declining profits and miniscule capital cushions which will result in the taxpayers getting fucked over once again.
The inspector general’s report noted that for the past few years, Fannie and Freddie’s net income has been driven by major legal settlements as well as the revaluation of tax assets and other one-time items that aren’t sustainable. That, along with the companies’ declining capital cushion, increases the likelihood they could need more government money in the future.
More government money means more of your money.
Here’s the truth about Fannie and Freddie. They hold trillions of mortgages on their books. Their balance sheets were filled with toxic mortgages in 2008 when the financial collapse occurred. You, the taxpayer, were forced to give these criminal government entities $187 billion to cover their losses.
But that was the tip of the iceberg. In March of 2009 the FASB suspended real accounting and allowed fake accounting for financial firms. So, for the last five years Fannie and Freddie could pretend they weren’t insolvent and have reported fake profits of $228 billion. They were nothing but accounting entries. They didn’t generate actual cash. They reduced their loan loss reserves and recorded tax benefit entries and a myriad of other hocus pocus bullshit.
It gets better. They then pretended to “pay back” the US Treasury with these fake profits. This is a major reason for Obama taking credit for declining deficits. These fake profits reduce the real deficit – on paper. Who says accountants aren’t bad asses?
The way you know these profits are fake is the stock price of Fannie and Freddie. Both stocks trade at $2.50. They have supposedly been generating $25 billion per year in profits – each. Back in 2007 they were generating profits of $4 to $6 billion per year and their stock prices were $70 per share. The market knows they are insolvent and knows the profits are a sham.
But now, even the sham profits have dried up. There are no more journal entries to make. No more fake profits to report. The housing market is headed south, the 3% down mortgages to deadbeats is going to blow up in their faces, and the American taxpayer is going to be ass raped again when the billions in losses start rolling in. This report is telling you what is about to happen. Book it Dano.