Obama Donors with George Soros Ties Consider EMINENT DOMAIN POWER GRAB in California.



From The Blaze:


By Becket Adams

July 17, 2012

San Bernardino, Calif., is bankrupt, under criminal investigation, and now county officials are considering a plan to use eminent domain powers to “seize and refinance” underwater mortgages, according to the Washington Free Beacons Andrew Stiles.

Put forward by investors with ties to the Democratic Party, the proposal has been met with opposition by critics who claim it is both a violation of property rights and “an exercise in political cronyism.”

“This is a group of folks who want to come in and use the government to help acquire properties for them and provide an impressive return on their investment,” Steven Greenhut, a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, told the WFB.

What, exactly, is involved in the plan? Stiles explains:

The county, along with the cities of Ontario and Fontana, has created a joint authority to consider a plan to restructure mortgages for certain borrowers who are “underwater,” meaning they owe more than their homes are worth. Officials estimate that as many as 100,000 mortgages in San Bernardino County are underwater.

The new authority would apply eminent domain power, which allows governments to forcibly acquire private property for public benefit. However, rather than seizing the physical properties in this case, the authority effectively would be purchasing the mortgages owed by the property owners, with the aim of restructuring them and selling them to investors who could then turn a profit by flipping the homes.

A San Francisco firm called Mortgage Resolution Partners (MRP), which is closely tied to the Democratic Party, is one of the major parties involved in the plan.

“The firm’s chairman, Steven Gluckstern, has personally donated more than $160,000 to Democratic candidates and committees since 2000, including $7,300 to President Obama,” Stiles reports. “Gluckstern also bundled between $200,000 and $500,000 in donations for the president in 2008.”

“Gluckstern previously worked for Obama-ally Warren Buffett as general manager of the billionaire investor’s Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group,” he adds.

Of course, as promised, there are also ties to the one and only billionaire, philanthropist currency speculator George Soros.

“BJ Greenspan, the firm’s chief of staff, joined MRP after a stint at the Institute of New Economic Thinking, an organization founded and funded by billionaire financier George Soros [emphasis added],” writes Stiles.

There’s more:

Former California state treasurer Phil Angelides, who in 2009 was tapped by then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to lead a federal investigation into the causes of the financial crisis, served as executive chairman at MRP until earlier this year.

Angelides stepped down from his position in January after Reuters reported on his role and revealed a letter he sent to prospective investors, in which Angelides detailed the MRP strategy to use “legal and political leverage” to acquire underwater mortgages and resell them at a profit of up to 20 percent. Angelides referred to the firm’s political connections as its “secret formula” in the letter.

Officials argue that the controversial plan will save homes in danger of foreclosure and that it will help raise tax revenues. Still, critics attack the constitutionality of the plan.

“This has never been tried before,” said Dana Berliner, litigation director for the Institute for Justice. “Most states would prohibit this kind of taking under state constitutional law, including California, where they’ve never allowed eminent domain to benefit private parties.”

The San Bernardino plan is a “blatant attempt by one group of investors to steal money from another group of investors,” Berliner told the WFB.

Read the full report here.


Obama at fund-raiser at Steven and Judy Gluckstern’s home, April 9, 2007.

George Soros is seated to the right of the stairs.

(Photo: Michael Edwards)


People mentioned in above article:


Phil Angelides:  Former California state treasurer Phil Angelides, who in 2009 was tapped by then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to lead a federal investigation into the causes of the financial crisis, served as executive chairman at MRP until earlier this year.

Read ABOUT Phil Angelides HERE.


Ms BJ Greenspan:

Chief of Staff

Mortgage Resolution Partners LLC 

1750 Montgomery Street Ste. 127
San Francisco, California 94111
United States 


Employment History

    • Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer


    • Chief Administrative Officer

      Walker Digital Corporation

    • Member of the Executive Management Team At A Small Privately-Held Invention Laboratory

      Walker Digital Corporation

    • Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer


    • Vice President

      American Express TRS

    • Deputy Executive Director

      Institute for New Economic Thinking

    • Vice President of Technology Program Management for Citigroup Global Capital Markets and Chief Technology Officer

      The Azimuth Diversified Fund LLC



Obama Bundler, and Soros Goon, Behind California Mortgage Seizure Scheme

July 17, 2012 by Scotty Starnes

Eminent-domain is when the state or government steals land/property from taxpayers and provides “just compensation” for the thievery. Now liberals want to steal underwater mortgages to make a profit.  Obama and Soros are tied to the scheme. Shocking?

John Ransom reports, via TownHall:

Municipalities in California are considering a scheme whereby they seize home mortgages that are underwater through the process known as eminent domain, pay off investors at reduced rates, and allow new investors to refinance the underlying homes at current value.

“The eminent-domain gambit is being advocated by Steven Gluckstern,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “the chairman of Mortgage Resolution Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that has been the guiding force behind three California municipalities that are considering the approach.”

And like all schemes weird and wacky in this Occupy Anything country we have become, it’s the brainchild of someone with deep ties to the Obama administration.

Steven Gluckstern raised $120,900 for the Obama campaign in 2008 as a bundler, according to opensecrets.org, the web site that tracks political donations.

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Obama’s New “Sugar Daddy”? Warren Buffett Stands to Profit Handsomely from Mortgage Settlements


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Obama and the Progressives have been:


Trying to Nationalize Oil

Trying to Nationalize Health Care

Trying to Nationalize Banks

Trying to Nationalize the Auto Industry

Trying to Nationalize the Housing/Mortgage Industry

Working to Nationalize the Farm Industry


Obama’s Politics Are More Insidious Than Socialism. Obama Wants to Control the Economy.




***Forget about calling liberals the Democrat Party; the Progressives/Marxists/Socialists have usurped them.  Progressives call themselves the “Better Democrats”.**

The elections this November 2012 WILL NOT be Democrat vs. Republicans; it WILL BE Progressives/Marxists/Socialists and tyranny vs. Liberty and the FREEDOM to choose.




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