WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner speaks during a discussion at the Brookings Institution February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Secretary of the ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner speaks during a discussion at the Brookings Institution February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Secretary of the Treasury participated in a discussion on "Restructuring the U.S. Residential Mortgage Markets" where he answered questions about the 31-page report released by the Obama administration that proposed gradually abolishing the two leading mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie mac, Geithner said "We need to wind down Fannie and Freddie substantially, and reduce the government's footprint in the housing market". (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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Fri, Feb 11, 2011 10:52 AM EST