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Who's Ready for Another Subprime Real Estate Crash? Joe Biden, That's Who

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Welcome to Insanity Wrap, your daily dose of the best of the worst. Setting up another subprime real estate crash is today’s big crazy.

Plus:

  • From Walgreens to Neiman Marcus in one generation (of shoplifters)
  • True Conservative™ David French defends teaching CRT to children
  • You’ll never guess what happens when California prisons stick men in with the women

Before we get to today’s big story, here’s a short video to make you lose whatever little faith you might still have in humanity.

This Is Not a Sane World, Exhibit #1,000,006

Was voted in her high school yearbook as “Most Likely to Have More Cats Than Friends.”

Who’s Ready for Another Subprime Real Estate Crash?

Another Subprime Real Estate Crash
Jae C. Hong
Biden’s new dilemma: How to slash housing costs for low-income borrowers

Remember the early part of the 21st century, when Washington “helped” poor people by encouraging reckless lending to buy houses?

And remember how the reckless loaning practices made their way up through the middle class?

Remember how we ended up with a massive bubble of bad loans and overpriced housing?

Then remember how millions of people ended up losing everything or at best having their finances ruined for years?

“Wasn’t that awesome?” said no one ever.

When the bubble popped — all bubbles pop — we ended up with the Great Recession and everyone with a lick of sense said, “Let’s never do that again!”

Democrats have not a lick of sense.

To wit:

A long-awaited Supreme Court decision last month gave Biden the ability to remove the Trump-era leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and he wasted no time. The president installed as interim director an agency veteran who says she’ll make affordable housing and combating discrimination a top priority

But even that’s not enough:

Top Democrats are calling on Biden to quickly name a permanent leader — a position that Senate Banking Chair Sherrod Brown’s spokesperson said is “vital to the administration’s goals of building an equitable economy and must be filled quickly.”

Even POLITICO feels it necessary to admit that “making mortgages cheaper and more accessible could also raise the risks of defaults and increase the odds that the companies would need another bailout in the future.”

Also, the housing prices are already artificially inflated by a combination of near-zero real interest rates and regulatory restrictions on increasing supply. Adding another go at massive subprime lending would make matters even worse — and riskier.

Insanity Wrap has no crystal ball. We couldn’t say for certain whether Democrats are hell-bent on another subprime real estate crash and Great Recession.

But if that were the goal, this is exactly how to go about achieving it.

Exit Question: Given how much money and power Washington got to commandeer during the last crisis, why wouldn’t they want to engineer a repeat?

Previously On Insanity Wrap: President Gaslight Assures You That Your Rising Food Prices Are Down

There Is No Leftwing Cause David French Will Not Embrace

In case you hadn’t heard, True Conservative™ David French is now all-in on defending Critical Race Theory instruction in schools.

Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest

The Bay Area’s freelance socialists have moved on from Walgreens to Neiman Marcus.

Quite the step up.

Don’t be fooled by the progressive narrative that these are hungry oppressed people doing what they must to get by. As PJ Media’s own Stacey Lennox reported on Friday:

According to the California Retailers Association (CRA), organized retail crime rings commit most thefts in San Franciso. These groups are recruiting juveniles and homeless individuals to steal items. The crews then resell stolen goods on the street, and the crime rings pocket the profit.

They can do this without fear of repercussion because San Francisco’s unlikely (and highly unpopular) district attorney has made it city policy not to prosecute so-called “lifestyle crimes.”

In other words, DA Chesa Boudin gave the green light to organized crime.

Insanity Wrap’s only question is: What’s Boudin’s cut?

The Craziest Person in the World (Today)

Presidentish Joe Biden just can’t help himself, can he?

Actually, he went 0-2:

Biden Lies About Baseball

When CBS journolister Bo Erickson calls it “Peak Biden,” is that a tacit admission that Porchlight is just making …stuff… up again?

If so, you’d think a real journalist would call out the lie, rather than relying on Twitter users to do his job for him.

Your Daily Dose of Mandated Unity

Men identifying as trans to switch California prisons are attacking incarcerated women, women’s group says

Today’s craziest person in the world is anyone who didn’t see this coming:

“Those running the prison system know how dangerous conditions have become for the women in California state custody. Many of the correctional officers have openly acknowledged that they expect the women will be raped and assaulted, there will likely be pregnancies, and, in general, the environment will be ripe for exploitation of the women and challenging to control.”

The post-sane Progressive Left respects any man who claims to be a woman, but actual women not so much.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: Court Slaps Down Biden Tax Mandate and Other Items of Much-Needed Sanity

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Meanwhile: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames ‘99%’ of criticisms on sexism or racism.

Weird. Insanity Wrap thought it was the gangbangers bringing violent crime up to levels not seen in a decade or more, while Lightfoot deflects the blame, that was the reason for criticism.

We regret the error and wish Lightfoot luck in her pursuit of the real killers.

One More Thing…

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But that’s what you come here for, correct?

We certainly hope so.

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