Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Rolling the dice"

Today's Wall Street Journal serves up a few juicy quotes from Congressional speeches regarding oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, like this one:

House Financial Services Committee hearing, Sept. 25, 2003:

Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.): I do think I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness that we have in OCC [Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] and OTS [Office of Thrift Supervision]. I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing. . . .

Seems Congress rolled snake eyes.
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