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THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others told a congressionally appointed oversight panel that met in Las Vegas that the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program is not working because banks that received rescue funds have not increased their lending. Speakers at the hearing were also critical of the bailout program for not using any of the funds to help people who are facing foreclosure. Gail Burks, the president of Nevada Fair Housing Center, for instance, argued that lenders that accept federal aid money should be required to do more mortgage modifications to help homeowners who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
Do you think Congress and regulators should require the Troubled Asset Relief Program to use more of the program’s funds to help individual mortgage holders?
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