Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama Urges Congress to Approve Looser Mortgage Standards

Obama Urges Congress to Approve Looser Mortgage Standards

Isn't that how they screwed up the first time?

Federal Government Was Culprit in Housing and Economic Crisis, Says Congressional Report

Washington ( ā€“
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were the chief culprits in the housing crisis because they encouraged people who could not afford payments to borrow money, according to a congressional report released Tuesday. The claims in the report have long been advanced by conservatives, who argue that the Community Reinvestment Act and other federal programs fed the housing bubble that burst in 2007 and led to the economic downfall in 2008. But the report explains in detail how Fannie and Freddie - government sponsored enterprises (GSE) that were not subject to the same oversight as other publicly traded firms -- ā€œprivatized their profits but socialized their risks.ā€


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