BARNEY FRANK CALLS IT QUITS, GOOD RIDDANCE
The two original authors of the debacle in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was the catalyst of the 2008 housing market crash have now decided to leave Congress leaving the mess they made for someone else to clean up. Now of course neither Frank or Dodd admit that Fannie and Freddie are disasters and the sub prime mortgages they forced through in order to allow people who could not afford to buy a house to do so was and still is the problem in the housing industry.
Frank has been the subject of continuing controversy throughout his Congressional career and leaving with the handwriting on the wall that both the House and Senate will be GOP controlled after the 2012 election and the distinct probability that a Republican will be in The White House, Frank I am sure also realizes that he would face investigation and possible indictments for his very questionable actions especially with Fannie and Freddie. So Frank is gettin' while the gettin' is good , so to speak.
Frank makes the nineteenth long term Democrat who has announced they will not run for reelection in 2012. These radical lefties have destroyed our country and now that they have done the damage they leave the mess for someone else to clean up. Granted there is absolutely no sadness in their departure but it would be nice to see some of these scum stick around long enough to get what they deserve.