In the following video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer takes a question from a Fool reader on Facebook, who asks, "What is actually going on with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ?"

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fannie and Freddie are backbone of our society for years and years, i believe they are profitable now , everyone needs a chance, see GM is back now, i believe FNMA and FMC will be back with lot stronger results in fall---Government please stay away from them, let them breathe----

June 25 2013 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'v said it before Fannie & Freddie are a death wish. The Government is not going to let this cat out of the bag again to do the same thing ! Take the money and run

June 24 2013 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply