Whether the federal thrift charter should be eliminated is a question that can hardly be avoided as the second session of the 105th Congress quickly unfolds.

Upon even cursory examination, however, the arguments for doing so are not terribly persuasive. One might even argue that they are reasons for maintaining, indeed promoting, the charter.

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