In order to force lenders to take serious steps towards meaningful loan modifications for insolvent negative equity homeowners, lenders must have competition to do so in the form of judicial cramdowns in bankruptcy (as they did before 2006). The return of hundreds of thousands of California homeowners to solvency is a social and economic good voluntarily accomplished by the lender or involuntarily imposed on them by the bankruptcy courts.

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