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Subject:  Re: Freddie Mac Bets AGAINST American Homeowners Date:  2/7/2013  1:48 PM
Author:  MetroChick Number:  124701 of 126960

Last year, as a renter I paid an effective fed tax rate of about 18%. This year as a mortgage holder (I don't want to say "homeowner", since I don't feel I own my home while the mortgage is far greater than my equity) my effective fed tax rate is about 13%.

Since Freddie Mac is taxpayer funded - whose interests should they be looking out for more - renters, who pay higher fed taxes - or mortgage holders/homeowners who fund goverment at a lower rate?
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