Rep. Allen West: ‘Homebuyers will pay for payroll tax deal’

professor1 It Makes Sense Blog 2/17/2012

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after voting no on the extension of the Payroll Tax Cut:

“Americans are exhausted, out of work and many have simply lost hope in the political system. They have been struggling now with nearly five consecutive years of record job stagnation, […]

U.S. Lawmakers Backtrack on Pledges by Expanding Federal Role in Mortgages

Clea Benson and Lorraine Woellert Bloomberg 12/28/2011

Washington lawmakers, who began 2011 with sweeping plans to shrink the U.S. government’s role in mortgage finance, are heading into 2012 after enacting policies that expand it.

An 11th-hour payroll tax cut extension signed into law last week will for the first time divert funds directly from Fannie […]