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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailouts could hit $363 billion, report says

Posted By admin On October 21, 2010 @ 10:33 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Jim Puzzanghera
Los Angeles Times [1]
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reporting from Washington — The taxpayer bailouts of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost as much as $363 billion through 2013, according to government projections released Thursday.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which has regulated the former government-sponsored enterprises since they were seized during the financial crisis in 2008, said the figure was based on the worst of three scenarios for the economy and housing market that assumes a “deeper second recession.”

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Under the best-case scenario, which would be a “stronger near-term recovery” in housing prices, the bailouts of Fannie and Freddie would reach $221 billion. The third scenario, in which housing prices continue on their current projections, would result in the combined bailouts reaching $238 billion.

So far, Fannie and Freddie have received about $148 billion in taxpayer money since they were seized by Bush administration officials and placed in government conservatorship. Taxpayers now own 79.9% of the two companies.

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[1] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fannie-freddie-bailouts-20101022,0,5250999.story

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[4] True Cost of Fannie, Freddie Bailouts: $317 Billion, CBO Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/true-cost-of-fannie-freddie-bailouts-317-billion-cbo-says.html

[5] Fannie-Freddie Fix at $160 Billion With $1 Trillion Worst Case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fannie-freddie-fix-at-160-billion-with-1-trillion-worst-case.html

[6] Fannie, Freddie bailout: $153 billion … and counting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fannie-freddie-bailout-153-billion-and-counting.html

[7] Fannie & Freddie Would Need Another $100 Billion From Taxpayers For Obama’s Proposed Mortgage Writedown: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fannie-freddie-would-need-another-100-billion-from-taxpayers-for-obamas-proposed-mortgage-writedown.html

[8] Hank Paulson Wants To Fix Fannie And Freddie By… Recreating Fannie And Freddie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/50651.html

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