Treasury Dept. 'SWAT teams' to move in on mortgage industry: War or a joke?


The theater darkens. The coming attractions are over. The movie studio logo (your choice) appears. The screen explodes into brilliant light. Music thunders and soars. Vans marked "SWAT" fill the large screen. The "SWAT team" jumps out and rushes into ... the bank, to pressure officials there to step up mortgage modifications. The title of the film appears: " Mortgage SWAT -- The Movie." The audience laughs. Yes, I said the audience laughs. Or should!

And just as a movie audience should laugh at such a silly idea for a film, people should laugh even harder since this is no movie script but real life (no, not real life television ... real, actual, life! (The type with no syndication rights!)