But, as Pinkerton said, it is strange to find the Congressional Democrats so firmly behind a Wall Street relief measure.
Anyway, it seems timely to look once again at what got the country into this mess. Recently traffic has become heavy on
This is a fine, highly relevant essay which I must admit I had forgotten.
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recently acknowledgedâ€¦Fannie Mae and Freddie Macâ€¦ are expanding because of an "implicit subsidy" at a "pace beyond that consistent with systematic safety.â€?...
In other words, federal policy has created a massive financial distortionâ€”and an interest group, Fannie and Freddieâ€™s shareholders and employees, are in favor of that distortion continuing.
What Peter Brimelow has called the Mortgage Monsters have become financial Frankensteins.
And the Mortgage Monsters are allying with another interest group: the immigrant lobby. Immigration is one of the main engines of growth for the giant mortgage lending institutions. And few companies have more openly tied their fortunes to immigration than Fannie Mae and Freddie Macâ€¦
Does any foresee the Congressional Democrats, fresh from rescuing their friends, holding hearings to find out why those who raised warnings were ignored?