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Oct 2, 2008 2:10 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?

YES!!!!!!!!! WE NEED HIM...




Franklin Raines is the former chairman and chief executive
officer of Fannie Mae, the government sponsored enterprise
started in 1939 to offer mortgages to Americans wishing to
become home owners. After serving as budget director under
President Bill Clinton, Mr. Raines served as CEO at Fannie
Mae from 2000 until 2004. While Mr. Raines was CEO, Fannie
Mae went deep into the practice of buying mortgages based on
almost no or no money down given to borrowers who could not
afford them. During this time he received bonuses and
salary over 90 million dollars. In 2004 he was offered
“early retirement” after the accounting practices used
at Fannie during his tenure to secure top executive bonuses
were shown to be fraudulent. Civil charges were filed
against Raines and two other former executives which sought
$110 million in penalties and $115 million in returned
bonuses from the three accused. On April 18, 2008, the
government announced a settlement with Raines
together with J. Timothy Howard,
Fannie's former chief financial officer, and Leanne G.
Spencer, Fannie's former controller. The three
executives agreed to pay fines totaling about $3 million,
which will be paid by Fannie's insurance policies.
When pressed by the Bush administration to tighten down
regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, members of
congress – Republicans and Democrats alike - in positions
to pass such regulations, did nothing. Today, Fannie Mae
owns or guarantees over half of America ’s 12 trillion
dollar mortgage market, and we are in the middle of a credit
crunch and housing slump brought on in large part by
government backed Fannie Mae going down this dangerous
credit slope under Mr. Raines.

And where is Franklin Raines today? He is a chief
economic advisor to the presidential campaign of Senator
Barack Obama.

Should Obama be our next President we're going to have some
whiz-bang Financial Advisors guiding this country through the
Financial mess they helped create. God help us all.
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Oct 2, 2008 2:12 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
The question should be, "Why Is Raines Not In Jail???"

He is worse than Ken Lay!!
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Oct 2, 2008 2:13 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
Pat...the town is rocking with the fall Harley Bike festival. Not as big as the spring one, but a good number showed up this year.
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Oct 2, 2008 2:16 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
mbcasey: Pat...the town is rocking with the fall Harley Bike festival. Not as big as the spring one, but a good number showed up this year.


Glad to hear there is a lot of participation with the economy the way it is.thumbs up I know MB (just like all other mom & pop operations) can use the bucks.

I was going to Las Vegas, they have a small show this week/weekend but sent our head fabricator instead. Only sent 2 bikes up.

I "should" be back in the spring..
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Oct 2, 2008 2:17 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
HJFinAZ: Glad to hear there is a lot of participation with the economy the way it is. I know MB (just like all other mom & pop operations) can use the bucks.

I was going to Las Vegas, they have a small show this week/weekend but sent our head fabricator instead. Only sent 2 bikes up.

I "should" be back in the spring..


Come back and we can meet somewhere for lunch...handshake
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Oct 2, 2008 2:20 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
mbcasey: Come back and we can meet somewhere for lunch...


I'll buy.............thumbs up
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Oct 2, 2008 2:22 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
Only trouble with this thread is that Franklin Raines is NOT a chief economic advisor to Senator Obama.

dunno
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Oct 2, 2008 2:59 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
arabella
arabellaarabellaNear Farmington, Maine USA110 Threads 2 Polls 7,814 Posts
Fallingman: Only trouble with this thread is that Franklin Raines is NOT a chief economic advisor to Senator Obama.


Well, it's fun to Google this kind of stuff .

Gives us all practice in researching all sides of a story, n'est pas? applause
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Oct 2, 2008 5:51 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
arabella: Well, it's fun to Google this kind of stuff .

Gives us all practice in researching all sides of a story, n'est pas?


There "IS" always a purpose you know....rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 2, 2008 5:55 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Fallingman: Only trouble with this thread is that Franklin Raines is NOT a chief economic advisor to Senator Obama.



We'll know.... if Obummer throws him under the bus like he did his grandmother, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers,....and his 1/2 brother.
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Oct 2, 2008 6:14 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
arabella
arabellaarabellaNear Farmington, Maine USA110 Threads 2 Polls 7,814 Posts
Indyfella: We'll know.... if Obummer throws him under the bus like he did his grandmother, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers,....and his 1/2 brother.


Yep, politics is as much fun as watching a football game.

Lots of plays but it takes longer.

laugh
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Oct 2, 2008 6:41 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
Indyfella: We'll know.... if Obummer throws him under the bus like he did his grandmother, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers,....and his 1/2 brother.
Another one bites the Dust?
I know I will,nearly 1AM.
Laundry-Day in the Morning!
Bid you all a Good Night!

yawn wave
Need to put on my Thinking Cap for a while!grin


yawn sleep
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Oct 2, 2008 7:04 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Conrad73: Another one bites the Dust?
I know I will,nearly 1AM.
Laundry-Day in the Morning!
Bid you all a Good Night!


Need to put on my Thinking Cap for a while!


take it easy :)
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Oct 2, 2008 7:08 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
WhatUwish4
WhatUwish4WhatUwish4St. Augustine, Florida USA2 Threads 12,827 Posts
Indyfella: We'll know.... if Obummer throws him under the bus like he did his grandmother, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers,....and his 1/2 brother.



He'll have three criminals to throw under the bus after this investigation is done.. Only problem is, he'll not be able to deny this on
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Oct 2, 2008 7:10 PM CST Who Is Franklin Raines?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
WhatUwish4: He'll have three criminals to throw under the bus after this investigation is done.. Only problem is, he'll not be able to deny this on



I read where Feds are checking out Ohio voting (illegal) practices. I'd love to see some jail time. laugh
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