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Bush 'Nationalizes' Mortgage Giants

September 9, 2008

Though the Bush administration refuses to use the word, its takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amounts to “nationalizing” the two mortgage giants.

The Bush administration prefers to describe its action as placing the embattled lenders in a “conservatorship,” but the drastic move means the government has taken control in a desperate bid to get a handle on the slumping housing market.

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AFL-CIO chief economist Ron Blackwell says, "Housing prices are falling faster presently than during the Great Depression. This is very serious." is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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