How Floridians can have 2% fixed rate 15 year mortgages and how The Citizen’s United Financial institution can make billions by providing them
The era of the commercial banking system is over because of:
- Their exploitive and speculative activities having reached intolerable limits.
- The fact that they allowed the destruction of the peoples creditworthiness; consequently they can no longer create jobs or lend money under present circumstances.
- The irresponsible behavior of the CEOs, such as paying themselves huge bonuses and their dubious business practices.
In contrast, the Khavari Economic Plan, proposes The Citizen’s United Financial Institution that will:
- Lack the shortcomings of the commercial banking system by employing transparent oversight by the public.
- Become the engine to drive an economic miracle in the State of Florida, bringing general prosperity and economic security for all Floridians.
- Create jobs in giant numbers that are simply impossible under the present commercial banking system.
- Cut costs in half or more by providing low interest financing to Floridian homeowners and businesses.
- Use profits to benefit students seeking higher educations.
- Secure attractive salaries for teachers and educators.
- Take care of veterans and elderly by making health care affordable.
- Reduce property taxes, eventually eliminating them altogether.
We will put the power of modern banking to work for the people of Florida, not for Wall Street.
Over the years, interest has been the biggest cost most families have had. Interest paid to the bank means less money for your family. Reducing interest costs can save a family hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Scenario 1 Let’s take a $100,000 mortgage, for example. With a 30-year fixed rate 5.5% mortgage, your monthly payment is $567.79 and you will pay $104,404.40 in interest on that loan.
Scenario 2 With a 2% fixed rate 15-year mortgage, your payment would be $643.51, the total interest would be only $15,831.80 – and the mortgage would be paid 15 years sooner! You would save 88,572.60 in interest. After you’ve paid off your mortgage, if you continue to make monthly payments of $643.51 to a BSF savings account earning 5% interest, at the end of 15 years you will have more than $160,000 after taxes in your account—just by having your mortgage from The Citizen’s United Financial Institution.
In scenario 1, after 30 years of payments, you would own your house. Given scenario 2, after 30 years of payments, you would not only own your house, but also have more than $160,000 in savings.
How could The Citizen’s United Financial Institution do this? It’s called “fractional reserve banking,” the same principle all banks use to operate. If you have $100 in reserves, you can loan out $900 or more. That means you collect interest on $900 but you pay interest on only $100 at most. If the bank pays you 2% for your CD and lends it at 5% on 9 times as much money, you can see this is a really good deal – for the bank.
Now the Citizen’s Financial Institution does not need to be greedy. It is not going to get involved in shenanigans like bundling and selling mortgages, taking out weird insurance policies and general practices that have caused the mess we are in today. When we make a mortgage, that asset remains right on our books and the paperwork is right there on file. We are going to pay good dividends and the highest rates in the market for long term deposits. We are going to loan out 9 times our reserves. And we are going to make billions of dollars for the State Treasury while we save Floridians a trillion dollars—and that trillion dollars becomes many trillions in Florida’s economy.
Let’s say we pay 5% for our $100 and loan out our $900 at 2%. We pay out $5 in interest, and we take in $18 in interest. Can we make money at that? You bet we can.
We could make the $3.6 billion we are short this year on just a couple of million 2% mortgages. We can do even better on 3 – 4% commercial financing and vehicle loans.
And all the money the bank earns goes directly into the State Treasury, to work for Floridians, not to Wall Street.
Where do we get the reserves? The State of Florida has billions invested with Wall Street. 5 or 6% guaranteed looks pretty good these days compared to a 50% decline in the stock market. Look at what long-term bonds are paying, look at CD’s—we will have no problem attracting all the long-term deposits we need to get started, simply by paying good rates.
Now look what happens. With a 2% fixed rate 15-year loan, the buyer has paid off over 11% of the principal within 2 years. That means we have more than enough reserves to make a new mortgage for someone else, without having to pay interest for the reserves! (In comparison, a 5.5% 30-year loan takes 7 years to pay 11% of the principal).
Now some people might think that low interest rates will just raise the price of homes. That would be true if the 2% loan was for 30 years. But the payment on the 2% loan for 15 years is a little bit higher than the payment for 5.5% 30 years, so this tends to hold prices down. It also tends to eliminate speculation that messes up the market every time. As long as prices are stable, we can offer mortgages with low down payments, so homeownership can be as easy as paying rent.
What the Citizen’s United Financial Institution does is transfer hundreds of billions of dollars away from Wall Street directly into the pockets of Floridians by reducing interest costs… and it puts hundreds of billions into the State Treasury, too. We will have stable, fair prices for homes and take 15 years of slavery out of the process of owning a home.
Consumer financing is another area where Wall Street and the big banks are costing us way too much. Banks charge huge interest on credit cards, for example, where the cost of money to the bank is really zero. If a family has $10,000 in credit card debt at 25% interest, that’s over $200 per month in interest alone. At 6%, the monthly interest is only $50. This family could reduce monthly payments by $50 and pay off the debt years sooner. The State earns billions of dollars per year while saving Floridians billions and billions more.
The Citizen’s United Financial Institution will earn billions of dollars per year for the taxpayers of Florida, not Wall Street fat cats. At the same time it will reduce interest costs and save Florida families hundreds of thousands of dollars per family. Who needs that money more? You or Citibank?
The Citizen’s United Financial Institution can handle checking accounts and ATM’s too. The other banks will have to become competitive, and there is no reason why they cannot.
Couldn’t the federal government do the same thing? Actually, the federal government could do even better and they could do it immediately at huge benefit to the U.S. Treasury. Do you think we should wait around for them to do it? We can have this program in effect in Florida within a year, at no cost to the State.
That is economics and that is why we need Farid A. Khavari for Governor.
The Khavari Financial Formula:
- 2%, 15-years mortgage
- 2% energy loans
- 2% student loans
- 3% car loans
- 3% business loans
- 6% credit cards
- 6% CDs