Barney Frank, Then and Now

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    A news story from 2003:
    New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - NYTimes.com

    The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.
    Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry....
    Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing.
    ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''


    A news story from yesterday:
    Frank, Bielat clash over economy, national security - The Boston Globe
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    In a sharp-edged debut debate, US Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat, and Sean Bielat, his Republican challenger, squared off yesterday over national security, illegal immigration, and the roots of the mortgage crisis....
    Bielat, a former Marine officer from Brookline, said Frank had contributed to the downfall and subsequent recession by supporting lenient lending standards for prospective home buyers.
    “He has long been an advocate for extending homeownership, even to those who couldn’t afford it, regardless of the cost to the American people,’’ said Bielat, 35.


    Frank, Bielat clash over economy, national security - The Boston Globe



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    Nice thread. Nothing would be sweeter than turning him out of office and letting his boyfriend have has fat ass all to himself.
     
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    Frank is just one person among many who should be tried and jailed for their part in the housing market collapse.
     

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