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Subject:  Re: Freddie Mac Bets AGAINST American Homeowners Date:  2/5/2013  7:28 PM
Author:  crackdclaw Number:  124675 of 128075

Back to HARP loans. If banks, as quid pro quo for being bailed out, had been forced to refinance anyone who qualified (meaning, current on their payments) to historic low interest rates, the resulting improvement to the household cash flow of millions of Americans would have bailed us out of the recession, which is ongoing to this day.

Wow, we're in agreement twi