Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain 2006 letter demanded Fannie, Freddie action

From Human Events - - -

Sen. John McCain's 2006 demand for regulatory action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have prevented current financial crisis, as HUMAN EVENTS learned from the letter shown in full text below.

McCain's letter -- signed by nineteen other senators -- said that it was "...vitally important that Congress take the necessary steps to ensure that [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]...operate in a safe and sound manner.[and]..More importantly, Congress must ensure that the American taxpayer is protected in the event that either...should fail."

Sen. Obama did not sign the letter, nor did any other Democrat.

The entire Human Events story’s here.

The letter is on U. S. Senate stationary and dated May 5, 2006.

One part of the letter is in bold:

With the fiscal challenges facing us today (deficits, entitlements, pensions and flood insurance), Congress must ask itself who would actually pay this debt if Fannie or Freddie could not?
Immediately following in the next paragraph is this;
Substantial testimony calling for improved regulation of GSEs (government sponsored enterprises) has been provided to the Senate by the Treasury, Federal Reserve, HUD, GAO, CBO and others.
For years Democrats have told us criticisms of Fannie and Freddie’s embrace of subprime mortgages made to people with bad or no credit history was “racist.”

Yet look at all the agencies and oversight groups who called attention years back to the reckless practices the two GSEs were engaged in.

It wasn’t “racist” to call “wrong” on Fannie and Freddie’s high risk mortgage practices while giving huge “performance” bonuses to their top executives.

It was just looking out for the taxpayers.

Question: Why didn’t we see this letter weeks ago in a full page ad in the NYT and other Obama newspapers?

More tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

John, You give up plenty to read and links to follow, but I came upon a story that is very indicative of the ongoing fraud of the Obama campaign.

A Cleveland paper has dug up an old article that proves Obama worked with ACORN, with a photo. It says the Obama operatives wiped the Internet clean of all ACORN stories before placing a statement on their so-called truth page that he did not work with ACORN.

Caught with a lie on a truth page are we? So many lies to cover is becoming a fulltime job. There is a comment that the truth page has been changed already, but I could not bring myself to check it.

-Barack Obama's Involvement with ACORN Unearthed, Missing Article Recovered-