Fannie Mae: a bottomless pit for U.S. taxpayers

Bloomberg has the goods on Fannie and they’re not good. Fannie’s regulator wants $19 billion from the U.S. government because the firm has negative capital. Fannie Mae had $23.2 billion in losses last quarter alone. And it says losses in 2009 will be worse than 2008.  Nice.

Here’s the money quote: “Fannie says it does not see itself operating profitably for the foreseeable future.”

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  1. pwm says

    If the private mortgage insurers fail, Fannie will be forced to take large write downs. I don’t find this an unlikely scenario.

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