It was during the mid 1970′s that Fannie Mae started the widespread issuance of MBS or mortgage backed securities which were a giant fraud that built upon itself every year through the administrations of both parties.
The sham is that banks sell bad loans to Fannie who then resells them as triple A absolutely safe MBS, essentially letting the banks take the profits and the taxpayers take the risk and the losses.
As banks did this more and more, running a printing press that used this back door to let banks write government guaranteed mortgages, it fed upon itself like a cancer.
For 30 years, as both the Presidency and control of Congress shifted back and forth between both political parties, and back and forth again so that every elected official of all parties are guilty, this cancer grew, fed by bank contributions to every elected official in America, until it not only transferred $800 billion in new national debt to the taxpayers, and it has destroyed our economy.
This bailout is like cutting the tail off a dog one inch a month instead of all at once.
There will be headlines continuously as we taxpayers inject more and more capital into Fannie and Freddie.
We should, instead, just put them out of their misery and return all mortgage financing entirely to the banks and savings and loans, with no government involvement whatsoever.
This is nothing but creeping socialism.