Comments on: Taking government out of the mortgage business is harder than it looks http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mclean/2013/08/20/getting-government-out-of-the-mortgage-business-is-harder-than-it-looks/ Fri, 30 May 2014 19:54:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kbill http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mclean/2013/08/20/getting-government-out-of-the-mortgage-business-is-harder-than-it-looks/#comment-631 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:10:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mclean/?p=226#comment-631 Well written article…lots of relevant details. However, in the synopsis the article tells us what we already know, that being: whether mortgages are insured, ensured, or directly funded by line item in the federal government is irrelevant. The fact remains, no matter where the failure occurs, or whether the money is “private” or public, the “52 percent” who pay taxes will foot the bill for the rescue.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mclean/2013/08/20/getting-government-out-of-the-mortgage-business-is-harder-than-it-looks/#comment-619 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:02:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mclean/?p=226#comment-619 When these mortgages get traded, are there still collateralized debt obligations and complex derivatives involved? Are there still bets being hedged against mortgage performance, like the bets that were backed and insured via AIG in the 2008 intentionally created economic and mortgage crash?

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