Congress Must Protect Taxpayers From The Menace Of Fannie And Freddie

op-ed | Thomas Aiello
Fannie Mae Shutterstock/Frontpage

Giving a bunch of bureaucrats lavish office digs is a hilarious touch

Definition Of Insanity: Fannie Mae Wants Another Multi-Billion Taxpayer Bailout

Politics | Robert Donachie
A woman toting an umbrella passes Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington February 21, 2014. Fannie Mae said on Friday it would soon send the U.S. Treasury $7.2 billion, a profit-related dividend that makes taxpayers whole for the 2008 bailout of the mortgage-finance giant and its sibling company Freddie Mac. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Will this happen again and again?

Mnuchin Wants To Get The Government Out Of Fannie And Freddie

Business | Robert Donachie
Steve Mnuchin, national finance chairman for the Trump campaign, arrive at Trump Tower, November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

‘We’ve got to get them out of government control’

Fannie Mae's Plush New Headquarters Is Costing Taxpayers MILLIONS More Than Expected

Politics | Richard Pollock
A sign in front of the Fannie Mae headquarters is photographed in Washington February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Agency that caused Great Recession building lavish new DC headquarters

Ninth Circuit Provides New Ammunition To Fannie And Freddie Shareholders

Opinion | Tara Helfman
A "detour" sign is posted at the main entrance to the Freddie Mac headquarters on July 14, 2008 in McLean, Virginia. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stocks wobbled Monday after a near-meltdown last week, as the market mulled a weekend plan offering a lifeline for the mortgage finance firms from the US Federal Reserve and Treasury. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

By ruling the GSEs were private companies, shareholders may have recourse

Advocating For Government Seizure

Opinion | Logan Beirne

Better Markets misconstrues the facts of the case as much as it does the law.

Who Should Take The Risks In The Mortgage Market?

Opinion | Peter Roff
A "detour" sign is posted at the main entrance to the Freddie Mac headquarters on July 14, 2008 in McLean, Virginia. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stocks wobbled Monday after a near-meltdown last week, as the market mulled a weekend plan offering a lifeline for the mortgage finance firms from the US Federal Reserve and Treasury. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress would be foolish to let Freddie and Fannie take back control of what they once had.

FHFA Director Blows Through Cap On Fannie, Freddie CEO Salaries

Politics | Rachel Stoltzfoos
U.S. Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) gestures after U.S. President Barack Obama nominated him to be the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency during a personnel announcement at the White House May 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Disregards Obama administration objections

Obama's Bizarre Executive Privilege Claim Over Fannie And Freddie

Opinion | John Berlau
President Barack Obama speaks to the City Club of Cleveland about middle class economics in Ohio

‘It’s high time for Congress to investigate the violations of the rule of law that festered in Fanniegate.’

IG Report: Fannie And Freddie May Need Another HUGE Taxpayer Bailout

US | Rachel Stoltzfoos
A "detour" sign is posted at the main entrance to the Freddie Mac headquarters on July 14, 2008 in McLean, Virginia. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stocks wobbled Monday after a near-meltdown last week, as the market mulled a weekend plan offering a lifeline for the mortgage finance firms from the US Federal Reserve and Treasury. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘stakeholders should not presume continued profitability’

The Government Clearly Learned NOTHING From The 2008 Financial Crisis

Business | Peter Fricke

‘Price war’ among gov. agencies leads to falling standards, rising risk of mortgage default

Will Housing Policy Cause A New Financial Meltdown?

US | Rachel Stoltzfoos
A man walks out of a Payday loan store in Dalston on October 3, 2013 in London, England. Payday loan stores are to face tougher regulations after moves proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) call on more responsible lending. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

‘I think it’s setting up the ability for another crisis to come’

Taxpayer Backed Fannie And Freddie Ordered To Subsidize Low-Income Housing

Business | Rachel Stoltzfoos

Hensarling: ‘A lump of coal to every taxpayer’

Labor Day Quandry: What The Fannie/Freddie Mess Says About Our Freedoms Slowly Slipping Away

Opinion | Ken Blackwell

A new Heritage/WSJ study shows America’s decline

Five DECADES Of Government Intervention Failed To Boost Home Ownership

US | Peter Fricke

But it did increase risk and boost debt!

Fannie and Freddie Raking In 'Tens Of Billions' Of Dollars

Business | Jonah Bennett

‘Reckless Endangerment’ author pans leading reform effort

Reforming The Government's Housing Finance System Without Fixing It

Opinion | Mark Calabria and Ike Brannon

Throwing Fannie and Freddie onto the federal balance sheet carries serious risks.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shareholders want say in mortgage finance reform

Business | Breanna Deutsch

Can they be privatized?

Cantor's personal war on conservatives

Politics | Christopher Bedford
Eric Cantor and John Boehner on July 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images.

‘House of Cards’ allegations rile the right

Phony Fannie-Freddie reform empowers the left

Opinion | John Berlau

A new trust fund looks surprisingly similar to the one ACORN dipped into.