Feb 23, 2009

Barney Frank on the GSEs: "We see entities that are fundamentally sound financially" (2003)

The more people, in my judgment, exaggerate an issue of safety and soundness, 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, then the less I think we see in terms of affordable housing.

~ Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), September 10, 2003

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