The bankruptcy mortgage modification provision, headed to the Senate this week, is a bargain to taxpayers next to the “voluntary” mortgage modification programs instituted by the administration.
HR 1106 involves no taxpayer money; it strips the special interest provision sheltering banks from home loan modification. The costs of changing the mortgage so that the debtor pays the current value of the collateral and the lender is spared the costs of foreclosing are borne by the borrower and lender.
The modification and refinance programs introduced by the adminstration involve taxpayer cash subsidies to servicers and borrowers who successfully renegotiate a mortgage.
Why is it that the opposition to judicial mortgage modification claim that the honest and responsible are paying the mortgage for the greedy and irresponsible?