You know, the idea is out there. See there's a real problem with bailouts and let's just use the word bailout loosely all right? You don't want to reward speculators and you don't want to reward lenders. You really want them to suffer, you want that pain. They deserve to go to the seventh circle of hell anyway right? Now, but you do want to protect the homeowner that was misled. The benefit of this idea is that it's the most targeted idea I've seen that helps out that person, doesn't throw them out on the street, doesn't force them to go through foreclosure, and at the same time forces the lenders and the speculators to take a financial hit.
And I would add--the proposal does not force the taxpayer, whether directly through a government bailout or indirectly through greater involvement of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, to take a financial hit. This is what most makes it appealing to me, of all the different proposed interventions I have seen.