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  • LETTER: Ralph Nader questions Obama administration’s ‘legal authority’ to shut out Fannie and

    02/23/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/22/14 | Patrick Howley
    full title...LETTER: Ralph Nader questions Obama administration’s ‘legal authority’ to shut out Fannie and Freddie shareholders from future profits....Political activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is questioning the “legal authority” of the Obama administration’s secret decision to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders from obtaining any future earnings in the government sponsored enterprises (GSE). Nader slammed the administration’s actions in a letter he sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, which was obtained by The Daily Caller. The administration’s decision to shut out shareholders means that the mortgage-lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which received a $189.5...
  • Fixing Fannie And Freddie: Will Another Government Agency Help?

    12/15/2013 9:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Congressional Democrats are reeling from Obamacare, Republicans are caving-in to President Obama’s budgetary demands, and the First Lady is emotionally wounded because of her husband’s flirtatious behavior in South Africa. That’s the sum total of activity in Washington, DC here at year’s end – right? Not quite. Lurking quietly in the halls of the U.S. Senate is, apparently, growing bi-partisan support for legislation that is supposed to “reform” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Yet some fear that the “Corker-Warner bill” – named for Senator John Corker (R-TN) and Senator Mark Warner (R-VA) could threaten the very existence of the 30-year...
  • Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Allowed To Delay Billions In Losses (Now What Do We Do?)

    08/24/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Welcome students to my Fall 2013 Fixed-Income Securities class. Since mortgage-backed securities are a big part of the US fixed-income market, let’s start with the largest players in the market: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae is located in Washington DC and Freddie Mac is located in McLean Virginia (hence puzzling why Virginia Senator Mark Warner (Democrat) is interested in winding down both enterprises. The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (and the Federal Home Loan Banks) is the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). And FHFA has a watchdog, the Inspector General. So the watchdog has a watchdog....
  • FHA Swamped By Defaults; Congressional Report Shows FHA Could Suffer Losses as High as $115 Billion

    06/30/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    An alleged "worst case scenario" shows the FHA could lose as much as $115 Billion. Since these worst case scenarios are always famously optimistic, the best course of action would be to shut the agency down. I was quoted as saying just that by the Heartland in Congressional Report Raises Spectre of FHA Bailout. The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) losses over the next 30 years could be much higher than originally projected, according to the findings of a congressional committee. The dismal forecast has some bracing for another taxpayer-financed bailout. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep....
  • Report: Managers at Fannie, Freddie earned $200K

    12/10/2012 10:52:07 AM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Associated Press
    A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two mortgage giants, also did an inadequate job monitoring pay, according to the report released Monday from the inspector general for the FHFA. The median figure means that half the managers received salaries above $200,000 and half received less. Compensation for senior managers at the companies cost about $455 million in 2011, according to the report. Taxpayers so far have paid roughly $170 billion to rescue Fannie and Freddie, which...
  • Your Guide to Sleazy Democratic Party-Backed Banks

    07/18/2012 4:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod and his hatchet people are still yammering about GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney's overseas investments. It's time for the Romney campaign to educate voters about all the shady financial institutions embraced by Democrats right here on American soil. The fat-cat narrative attacks on Republicans won't go away by making nice with the White House -- or by relying on Beltway journalists to drop their double standards and vet the president's own bad bank entanglements. Indeed, The New York Times admitted this week that their staff and other political journalists from every major media outlet submit...
  • GIMMICKS: Obama Bans Swag but Fannie-Freddie Get Obscene Bonuses

    11/10/2011 1:24:39 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-10-11 | MJ Lee, Josh Boak and Joseph Williams
    The swag hunt is on, but finding it is proving a lot harder than President Barack Obama might think. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday to promote cut costs and section seven, titled “extraneous promotional items,” states that “agencies should limit the promotional items (e.g., plaques, clothing, and commemorative items), in particular where they are not cost-effective.” The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator for Fannie and Freddie, approved $12.79 million in bonus pay after 10 executives from the two government-sponsored corporations last year met modest performance targets tied to modifying mortgages in jeopardy of foreclosure. The executives got...
  • Appeals Court Rules Fannie/Freddie Docs Can be Kept Secret

    08/15/2011 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/15/11 | Tom Fitton
    So far the U.S. government has bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of at least $130 billion, and perhaps as much as $1 trillion. And yet, the Obama administration continues to stonewall the release of documents that could shed light on why Fannie and Freddie failed, thereby sending the economy into a tailspin from which we have yet to recover. (Those records are housed at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) now that Fannie and Freddie are owned and operated by the federal government.)
  • True cost of Fannie/Freddie bailout more than twice Obama administration claim

    06/06/2011 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/11 | Ed Morrissey
    The CBO has a problem with the Office of Management and Budget’s calculation on the cost of the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac bailouts, and it’s no small calculation error. OMB has calculated the costs of the bailout at $130 billion, a number repeated on occasion by the Obama administration. By the CBO’s calculation, the cost of the bailouts reaches $317 billion, more than twice the White House estimate: In a report delivered to the House Budget Committee on June 2, the CBO said a “fair value” accounting of guaranteeing the two defunct mortgage companies – known as Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)...
  • Fannie and Freddie's biggest deadbeats

    02/01/2011 6:15:11 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies
    CNN Fortune ^ | 1/31/2011 | Colin Barr
    Leaning on the megabanks can pay off, if you've got a little muscle and a lot of patience. Banks had paid $21 billion through this past summer to repurchase souring home loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-backed mortgage companies, under contracts that oblige lenders or loan servicers to buy back loans that aren't up to snuff.
  • Fannie/Freddie mortgage disaster, created by Andrew Cuomo, brought us Obama’s recession

    01/19/2011 7:59:00 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | JANUARY 19TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    ….Andrew Cuomo is enjoying a 70% approval rating in his first weeks as New York’s Governor is a clear example of how uninformed the manipulative media keeps us. If New York’s Republicans had fielded a genuine candidate in last November’s Gubernatorial Election we would have learned more about the gross culpability of now Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Fannie/Freddie mortgage collapses. Make no mistake the numbers are clear and they point directly to Cuomo and former Attorney General Janet Reno. While Cuomo was the totally unqualified HUD Secretary during the period 1997 to 2001, he threatened the managers of Fannie...
  • More big paydays at Fannie, Freddie

    01/02/2011 9:14:42 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies
    CNN Fortune ^ | 12/31/2010 | Colin Barr
    The housing recovery has stalled, but the gravy train rolls on for the government-appointed saviors of the housing market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The top executives of the taxpayer-backed companies stand to make millions of dollars in salary, deferred pay and long-term incentive awards for 2010 – including substantial sums that are performance-based, at least in name. Fannie (FNMA) CEO Michael Williams and Freddie (FMCC) chief Charles Haldeman each stand to make some $6 million this year, going by company filings that broadly outline 2009 pay and 2010 guidelines. Using the same data and assuming no one got a...
  • The Triumph of Propaganda

    01/02/2011 3:40:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 02, 2011 | Nemo Almen
    It is not difficult to deprive the vast majority of independent thought.[i] Does anyone remember what happened on Christmas Eve last year? In one of the most expensive Christmas presents ever, the government removed the $400 billion limit on their Fannie and Freddie guaranty. This act increased taxpayer liabilities by six trillion dollars; however, the news was lost in the holiday cheer. This is one instance in a broader campaign to manipulate the public perception, gradually depriving us of independent thought. Consider another example: what news story broke on April 16, 2010? Most of us would say the SEC's lawsuit...
  • Government, Fannie Mae Considering Help for Housing Investors

    12/10/2010 9:11:20 AM PST · by FromLori · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/9/2010 | Diana Olick
    Last week I interviewed an investor who buys foreclosed properties and rents them out long-term for solid returns. He claims that's the only way to right the housing market — get long-term investors to eat up the excess inventory. The biggest roadblock, however, is credit. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both limit the number of investor mortgages. Multiple sources now tell me that the Administration, specifically over at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is considering ways to get more investors into the housing market, possibly with the help of Fannie and Freddie. HUD would not confirm that, but...
  • Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Put Corporate Criminals in Jail

    10/25/2010 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 13 replies
    DailyFinance ^ | 10/22/2010 | SAM GUSTIN
    An institutionalized system of skewed incentives allowed Wall Street bankers and other corporate executives to gamble with America's wealth and then get away largely scot-free after the house of cards came tumbling down, plunging the U.S. into the worst economic crisis in decades and destroying trillions of dollars of wealth worldwide. That's the analysis of Joseph Stiglitz, an internationally renowned economist and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics. (His latest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, is just out in paperback.) During a wide-ranging interview with DailyFinance at AOL headquarters in New...
  • Boston Globe poll shows Frank up 13 over Bielat, but enthusiasm breaking for GOP (Bawney at 46%)

    10/25/2010 12:29:17 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this good news/bad news for Barney Frank in his fight to hold onto his job in Massachusetts’ 4th CD. The Boston Globe reports that Frank has a 13-point lead — but only gets 46% of the vote in a two-way race, 46-33. With a week to go before voting, Frank’s inability to get a majority may reveal a serious problem, and the Globe notes that enthusiasm may be that problem (via Jim Geraghty): US Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Newton, leads his Republican challenger, Sean Bielat, by 13 percentage points among likely voters in the Fourth Congressional District. In...
  • Governor hopefuls stoke campaign flames - Massachusetts polling even - state in play

    10/25/2010 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    boston.com ^ | 10/25/10 | Noah Bierman and Stephanie Ebbert
    MELROSE — With New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie offering a blueprint for GOP victory, Republican Charles D. Baker brought 800 chanting supporters to their feet yesterday as he promised to replicate Christie’s victories in Massachusetts. In one of Baker’s most energetic events to date, Christie regaled the crowd at Melrose City Memorial Hall with stories of his election win over an incumbent in a three-way race last year and the confrontations with the Legislature over taxes and spending that followed, recounting it all with the gusto and bravado of a storyteller at a tavern. He playfully threatened to “go...
  • Why Barney Frank is in danger of losing

    10/25/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Fred · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 102510 | Steve Kornacki
    A new Boston Globe poll puts Barney Frank ahead of his GOP challenger, Sean Bielat, by a 46 to 33 percent margin. That may sound like good news for the incumbent, until you consider that Frank, who was first elected in 1980, has never won a general election by fewer than 20 points -- and that he's notched at least 64 percent of the vote in every race since 1990. It's not hard to see what's going on here. As I wrote back in January, when Scott Brown knocked off Martha Coakley, Massachusetts is a perfect example of how the...
  • Activists Uncover Foreclosure Scandal

    10/22/2010 3:58:52 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2010 | Fox News
    Activists Uncover Foreclosure Scandal Shattered Dreams: Regular folks discover irregularities
  • Political Fables (Thomas Sowell)

    09/06/2010 6:42:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 7, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    President Barack Obama boldly proclaims, "The buck stops here!" But, whenever his policies are criticized, he acts as if the buck stopped with George W. Bush. The party line that we are likely to be hearing from now until the November elections is that Obama "inherited" the big federal budget deficits and that he has to "clean up the mess" left in the economy by the Republicans. This may convince those who want to be convinced, but it will not stand up under scrutiny. No President of the United States can create either a budget deficit or a budget surplus....
  • Who Are You, And What Did You Do With Barney Frank?

    08/18/2010 8:17:09 AM PDT · by shove_it · 23 replies
    wcollier via Instapundit ^ | 18 Aug 2010 | Will Collier
    From the "credit where it's due," or perhaps more appropriately, "better late than never" department, check out this account of a recent Fox Business interview with Frank: "[Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac] should be abolished," Frank said in an interview on Fox Business, when asked whether the mortgage giants should be elements in housing market reform. "They only question is what do you put in their place," Frank said. ... Frank also was critical of public policy that promoted homeownership at any cost. He also said the federal government should not be a "backstop" in guaranteeing mortgages. "There were people...
  • Flashback: Democrat Barney Frank Said there Would be No “Collapse” of Housing Market – Video 2005

    08/09/2010 1:44:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Freedom’s Lighthouse ^ | August 06, 2010 | Brian
    As the Democrats attempt to blame former President George W. Bush for all the ills of the current economy, it is worthwhile to remember that the collapse of the housing market due to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans that should have never been approved was the driving force behind the economic collapse of 2008. President Bush, along with other Republicans like John McCain had tried to move legislation to deal with the loans being given to people who simply could not afford to buy a house. But Democrats led by Barney Frank insisted on their social engineering policy that...
  • The end of responsibility

    08/08/2010 3:22:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    This was the rumor last week. It sounds laughable. I don’t want to believe it. The Treasury Department denied it. But when it comes to the Magic Kingdom that is the Obama administration, the fantastical has a way of coming true. “From Washington to Wall Street,” Reuters columnist James Pethokoukis wrote on Thursday, “there are rumors that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth.” That’s right. If you bet badly in the...
  • A New $800 Billion Stimulus Through Fannie and Freddie?

    08/05/2010 8:17:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/05/2010 | The Atlantic
    The rumors are continuing to grow louder that the Obama administration is planning to announce a massive stimulus via the housing market later this month. Earlier this week, the word was that the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might subsidize mortgage refinancing at below-market interest rates. But today, a possibility is being talked about where the GSEs instead (or maybe also) forgive the principal on the underwater mortgages they own or guarantee. James Pethokoukis of Reuters suggests that this could amount to as much as $800 billion. This would be such a huge move that it's hard...
  • An August Surprise from Obama?

    08/05/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 250 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/5/2010 | James Pethokoukis
    Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help....
  • Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal?

    08/05/2010 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 208 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/10 | Ed Morrissey
  • Fannie-Freddie Fix- Taxpayers on Hook for Another $ 1 Trillion Bailout in Worst Case Scenario

    06/14/2010 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies · 279+ views
    The Big Picture ^ | 6/14/2010 | Barry Ritholtz
    Post-receivership, the GSEs have become a government sanctioned back door bailout of regular banks. Any mortgage that cannot be refi’d or modified ends up on their books. This includes mortgages on the verge of default and foreclosure. How much is the worst case scenario for the ongoing bailout of the banking sector, plus Fannie’s and Freddie’s own screw ups? If everything goes precisely wrong, taxpayers are potentially on the hook for another $1 trillion bailout: The cost of fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage companies that last year bought or guaranteed three-quarters of all U.S. home loans, will...
  • Greenspan Highlights Risks of Securitization(Affirmative Action Mortgages ruined the economoy)

    04/12/2010 4:29:35 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 23 replies · 587+ views
    The Risk Center ^ | Monday, April 12, 2010 | Shahin Shojai
    In a statement to the Congressional Hearing, Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, defended his policy on interest rates and placed the blame for the recent crash on the fact that most new mortgages in the final years of the property boom were securitized. According to Mr. Greenspan: “By the first quarter of 2007, virtually all sub-prime originations were being securitized, and sub-prime mortgage securities outstanding totalled more than $900bn.” An economist of equal weighting and stature, Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, countered Mr. Greenspan’s comments by suggesting to the hearing that “aggressive monetary policy...
  • Are You SITTING DOWN Folks?

    02/10/2010 2:53:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 56 replies · 2,874+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2/10/10 | Karl Denninger
    You better be, when the implications of this one ripple through: McLean, VA – Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE) announced today that it will purchase substantially all 120 days or more delinquent mortgage loans from the company's related fixed-rate and adjustable-rate (ARM) mortgage Participation Certificate (PC) securities. What this means is that all the defaulted loans in these packages that Freddie bought up, bundled up and then puked out into the marketplace are coming home. To Freddie. Well, at least initially. But now, every one of these loan files is going to get the fine-tooth-comb treatment. And believe me, there's gonna...
  • Racial Spoils in Obama's America

    01/06/2010 3:46:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies · 592+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 06, 2010 | George Picard
    "There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America," declared Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. "There's the United States of America.'' One year has passed since Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress were swept into power. We felt our racial sins had been washed away as millions of whites pulled the lever for Barack Obama. He promised us unity and clearly implied that he would govern in a color-blind way. This promise, like so many others, has been broken. The administration and Congress have passed policies clearly based on favoritism....
  • What Has Caused the Current Economic Crisis?

    01/03/2010 12:05:04 PM PST · by FromLori · 48 replies · 1,912+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 1/3/10 | Robert Wenzel
    Marla Singer at Zero Hedge writes: It has become conventional wisdom, perhaps even cliche, to pin the origins of the credit crisis on the big banks or, AIG or even the practice of financial modeling. Certainly, these actors have received the most play in the media, and have now endured the focus of populist ire for more than a year. We now think that the analysis leading commentators to focus blame on these entities is fatally flawed. We have seen no credible data that any of the large banks or other underwriters of mortgage backed securities ("MBSs") or collaterized debt...
  • U.S. Move to Cover Fannie, Freddie Losses Stirs Controversy

    12/26/2009 6:48:21 AM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 1,027+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/26/09 | JAMES R. HAGERTY and JESSICA HOLZER
    The Obama administration's decision to cover an unlimited amount of losses at the mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the next three years stirred controversy over the holiday. The Treasury announced Thursday it was removing the caps that limited the amount of available capital to the companies to $200 billion each. Unlimited access to bailout funds through 2012 was "necessary for preserving the continued strength and stability of the mortgage market," the Treasury said. Fannie and Freddie purchase or guarantee most U.S. home mortgages and have run up huge losses stemming from the worst wave of defaults since...
  • Barney Frank Says Fannie And Freddie's Lending Standards Are Too High (FNM, FRE)

    06/24/2009 7:54:51 PM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies · 599+ views
    Of all the things you could say about Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), too-strict lending standards probably wouldn't come to mind. Afterall, the companies have been backstopped to the tune of $400 billion, which has to mean their standards were too loose. But powerful Congressman Barney Frank, in a desperate attempt to reflate the old bubble, says the two GSEs are being too stingy, particularly with respect to condos. WSJ: Fannie and Freddie have restricted loans to condo buyers in these situations because they represent a red flag that the developments -- many of which were planned and...
  • W. Liked Fannie and Freddie Too

    11/24/2008 4:02:36 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 481+ views
    American Spectator blog ^ | November 24, 2008 | W. James Antle, III
    Steve Sailer dusts of this Realty Times article reminding us that President Bush's program to increase minority home ownership relied heavily upon the generosity of Fannie and Freddie. Sailer asks, "By the way, do you ever get the feeling that historians will someday look back on the Bush-Obama years as a single era?"
  • Barney Frank for Congress Ad (Video BARF ALERT)

    10/28/2008 9:46:42 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 6 replies · 440+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2008 | Politicker
    A Barney Frank for Congress 2008 ad...Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF0U-si6ZSg
  • WaPo Writer: Hoping For an End to American-Style Capitalism

    10/11/2008 3:43:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 844+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was the current economic situation caused by too little government intervention in the financial markets—or too much? I'd say the latter. Washington used Fannie/Freddie as a political piggy bank, causing it dole out loans to people who had no business receiving them. And because Freddie and Fannie's obligations enjoyed the implicit guarantee of the federal government, they were able to obtain funds at lower rates and become by far the biggest dog on Mortgage Street. That in turn caused private-sector banks to lower their lending standards in order to be able to compete. Throw in the Community Reinvestment Act, another...
  • Shays: Fannie and Freddie are the Toxic Twins - can't wait until Halloween to unmask failed monsters

    10/07/2008 6:55:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 2 replies · 338+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 10/7/08 | C-SPAN
    During the, "Turmoil in the Financial Markets, Panel 1, hearings on AIG," Rep Chris Shays followed up his comments yesterday about Democrats refusal to investigate Fannie and Freddie, calling them the, "Toxic Twins," which should be the center of the investigation, not an afterthought. "We can't wait until Halloween to investigate these two failed monsters," he said. He also goes into detail on the accounting fraud and money Raines made while CEO. Link is C-SPAN video of Shays' remarks.
  • Video: Chris Shays Exposes Congress role in Financial Meltdown

    10/07/2008 6:26:35 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 18 replies · 951+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 10/06/08 | CSPAN
    Yesterday during a meeting of the House Committee Oversight and Government Reform, Review of Lehman Brothers Finances, Panel 1, Congressman Christopher Shays blasted Congress for their role in the Financial meltdown and blasted Waxman and the Democrats for not investigating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the role they played in starting the Crisis. He then lists all the Republican attempts to reform FM/FM that were blocked by Democrats. Skip ahead to 2:09 (near the end) to hear his remarks
  • Explosive Audio Unearthed: Obama says Sub Prime Mortgages a GOOD IDEA!!

    10/06/2008 12:25:13 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 47 replies · 2,274+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/4/08 | NakedEmperorNews
    Explosive Audio Unearthed: After the Sub Prime Crisis already started in 2007 Obama says Sub Prime Mortgages that gave houses to people WHO COULDN'T AFFORD THEM was a GOOD IDEA!! Even as it was destroying our economy Obama thinks giving people mortgages who couldn't afford them was a good idea. Then he says spreading the bad debt throughout the financial system was good "in theory"
  • Transcript of presidential debate (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Scotswife · 55 replies · 2,052+ views
    Presidential Debate, Sept. 26,2008 "Obama:...Two years ago, I warned that, because of the subprime lending mess, because of the lax regulation, that we were potentially going to have a problem and tried to stop some of the abuses in mortgages that were taking place at the time. Last year, I wrote to the secretary of the Treasury to make sure that he understood the magnitude of this problem and to call on him to bring all the stakeholders together to try to deal with it." Source: http://cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/26/debate.mississippi.transcript
  • Why didn't McCain hammer Obambi with Fannie & Freddie mess?

    09/26/2008 9:21:13 PM PDT · by Smnz · 47 replies · 889+ views
    Smnz
    Why did McCain pass up the golden opportunity to educate the nation about Obama and the Democraps deep involvement in the collapse of Fannie & Freddie?? He knows if that mess were Republicans fault, every newscast and front page would be screaming out every detail and demanding resignations. While the economy may not be McCains strong point, this debate with the current situation and the $700B bailout proposal is a perfect opportunity to implicate Obama and his cohorts to significantly weaken their supposed strength in the handling the economy. The audience for this debate was the largest he will address...
  • Bush Proposed Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac Supervision In Sept 2003

    09/17/2008 10:01:15 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 146 replies · 3,208+ views
    New York ^ | Sept 11, 2003 | STEPHEN LABATON
    A September 11, 2003 New York Times article shows that President Bush proposed “the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.” His proposal: An agency within the Treasury Department to supervise mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fearing that mortgages would no longer be available to people who were unable to pay them back, Democrats eventually killed the proposal. The current meltdown in the mortgage industry is a direct result of giving mortgages to people who could not pay them back, a practice protected by Congressional Democrats.