Focus: Government Loans and GSEs
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professionals. This month’s focus is on government loans and GSEs.
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Chairman, JJAM Financial Services LLC
By Joseph J. Murin
With government-sponsored enterprises facing
a murky future, can a solution be found?
A substantial debate is rising in Washington, as well as on Wall Street,
about what role Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should play in the housing-finance industry. There is an underlying issue in this debate over government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs): How significant a role should the federal
government play in housing finance, as well as the greater economy?
Proposed solutions include disbanding the GSEs, allowing them to continue
operating as usual and almost everything in between. The economy is
continuing to recover from the past fiscal crisis even as worries over
the potential for a future financial meltdown remain palpable. In such an
atmosphere, the political clamps on the GSEs will likely continue to tighten
as pressure mounts for a decision on their fate. >>
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