Matt Cooper slams McCain's mortgage proposal:
Since maybe as many as 40 percent of the homes in America may be under water--that is, the mortgage is worth more than the home--that's quite a tall order, one that makes the $700 billion bailout/rescue plan look like bubkes. It's a stunning nationalization of mortgages, wild in its cost and implications and somewhat bizarre coming from someone who had tried to pare back Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I suspect in the coming days McCain will dial back the plan because it was so outlandishly expensive and such a federal intrusion into the market--not that we're still worrying about that.
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