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3.29.2008

Federal government to bail out losing gamblers at taxpayer expense 

From the WaPo:


The Bush administration is finalizing details of a plan to rescue thousands of homeowners at risk of foreclosure by helping them refinance into more affordable mortgages backed by public funds, government officials said.

The proposal is aimed at assisting borrowers who owe their banks more than their homes are worth because of plummeting prices, an issue at the heart of the nation's housing crisis. Under the plan, the Federal Housing Administration would encourage lenders to forgive a portion of those loans and issue new, smaller mortgages in exchange for the financial backing of the federal government.

Comments:

We spend 1/2 the time in my Secured Transactions class talking about the subprime mortgage crisis. On a related note, I think I might go into bankruptcy law...
 


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