Democrats and the GOP are considering boosting the fees that Fannie (FNMA.OB) and Freddie...

|About: Fannie Mae (FNMA)|By:, SA News Editor

Democrats and the GOP are considering boosting the fees that Fannie (FNMA.OB) and Freddie (FMCC.OB) collect from lenders as a way to finance the payroll tax cut. The idea could raise up to $38B over 10 years, but critics say the costs would be passed onto borrowers. Others don't want the giants to be used as a "slush fund."