Reforming The Government’s Housing Finance System Without Fixing It

By Ike Brannon and Mark Calabria

On Tuesday the Senate Banking Committee will be voting on legislation to reform our current system of government-sponsored enterprises (or GSEs) in the housing market and their role in helping to finance home mortgages, with the full Senate possibly voting as well later this year. And not a moment too soon:  Some sort of reform is long overdue. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the aforementioned GSEs got away with a multitude of sins before the financial crisis, most of which were excused because they were ostensibly done to further the dubious goal of increasing home ownership.  Home ownership became the mother’s milk of the political class on both sides of the aisle.

This article originally appeared at the Daily Caller. Click here to read the full article.


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