"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not in a crisis . . . the more people in my judgment exaggerate a threat of safety and soundless, the more people conjure up the possibility of serious financial losses to the treasury -- which I do not see -- I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios -- and even if there were a problem the federal government doesn't bail them out -- but the more pressure there is there than the less I think we see in terms of affordable housing".
Then ranking member, now Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, in September 2003.
Friday, September 26, 2008
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