In the movie, "Network," Peter Finch shouted, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

These are sentiments widely held about the government's bailout and mortgage relief programs. This anger is combined with public lack of understanding as to what these programs are intended to do and how much they will ultimately cost. I share these sentiments. Based on my historical perspective from the Resolution Trust Corp. and the Federal Housing Administration, I hope to contribute to a more informed discussion of the issues, as well as to suggest alternative programs.

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