Government To Take Over Big Two Lenders

American VoicesEconomybusiness ISSUE 44•37 Sep 9, 2008

The federal government announced this weekend that it would seize control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the country's two biggest mortgage firms, in order to keep them afloat. What do you think?

  • “Crap! Almost my entire Fantasy Privatized Social Security portfolio was in Freddie Mac.”

    Marc Rose –
    Welder

  • “Nothing rectifies out-of-control market failures like a healthy dose of government intervention and mountains of bureaucracy.”

    Julie Meyer –
    Farmer

  • “I think the government should let them go broke and give some of America's mom-and-pop mortgage lenders a chance.”

    Max Ramzi –
    Roofer