THe problem with the CRA is the number of foreclosures that it has caused. If you gave a bank 10 years ago a crystal ball and let them make choice "Fail for sure in 2008 or get out of the subprime business now", how many banks do you think would make the former choice? My point is, the banks knew the risks but they were still hamstrung by the government's meddling. They should have said "screw you CRA, we're getting into the construction business", but that's 20/20 hindsight for you.Originally posted by: Vic
Have you even read my replies in this thread?Originally posted by: Duwelon
Could have fooled me, you've done nothing but show off yoru "Must Reply" complex with stupid sniping posts that provided little relavent information or actual responses to what people wrote. Just because you quote butterbean doesn't mean your oh so whitty remark actually holds any water.
I'm a HUGE proponent of free market ideologies, but you realize that he's talking about FDIC-insured banks here, right? You can't say something like, well without the CRA we'd have a free market! because the deposits would still be federally-insured among a gazillion other regulatory issues that also intervene on the free market. At the same time, these banks made the voluntary decision to comply with these kinds of regulations when they agreed to accept FDIC protection.