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Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off. Franklin Raines#Way 235
Franklin Raines#Way 235
Well, I think the best form would be to put money directly in the pockets of consumers. Franklin Raines#Best 122
Franklin Raines#Best 122
We think if the economy remains weak that we could see mortgage rates trail down and we think that we could see rates below seven percent into early next year. Franklin Raines#Below 55
Franklin Raines#Below 55
And so the danger for the housing industry is if we see interest rates rise. Franklin Raines#Danger 48
Franklin Raines#Danger 48
And so Fannie Mae produces very strong results for investors in - when interest rates are high and when interest rates are low, in recession and during booms. Franklin Raines#Fannie 44
Franklin Raines#Fannie 44
I think if you go beyond a year - if this continues into the system in the out years, I think there is a risk and that - that we could have a negative reaction in the bond market and that will offset the good that was attempted to be done. Franklin Raines#Attempted 39
Franklin Raines#Attempted 39
Well, there are about 10 million children that aren't covered by health insurance. About 3 million qualify for Medicaid but don't get it, so we're going to reach out and bring more of those kids into the Medicaid program. Franklin Raines#Health 34
Franklin Raines#Health 34
So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go, I think, would be the best medicine. Franklin Raines#Best 28
Franklin Raines#Best 28
The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid. Franklin Raines#Food 28
Franklin Raines#Food 28
Right now we think that rates will stay low, that you'll be able to get a mortgage below seven percent and that's kicked off a refinance boom that's going to put more money in the pockets of consumers. Franklin Raines#Money 13
Franklin Raines#Money 13
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