Over the weekend the Senate overwhelmingly passed a the mortgage bailout bill that includes a government rescue plan for mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, grants to states to subsidize local real estate markets and extends government protections for refinancing troubled mortgages. The legislation amounts to one of the most far-reaching government expansions in the real estate and financial markets in decades. Surprisingly, there has been very little public discussion of the details.
So what does the 700 page bill do? We're not sure anyone knows since hardly anyone--perhaps no one at all--has read the entire thing or had a chance to evaluate how it will interact with existing laws. Here at DealBreaker we've discerned a few of the lowlights at Bailout Bill. (If you want to read the bill, click here and God bless you.) After the jump, we run through them.
Read about what the lack of faith in the financials did to the stock market on Monday.