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Carson doesn't understand FHA

Carson doesn't understand FHA

I take issue with reporter John Fritze's characterization of Dr. Ben Carson's "approach on Federal Housing Administration Loans" as "centrist" in the article that reported on his appearance before the Senate Banking Committee ("Pointing to experience in Baltimore, Carson sails through HUD confirmation hearing," Jan. 12).

While Dr. Carson acknowledged that the FHA provides "a backstop" in the mortgage market, his exchange with Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, that favored the far-right stance of abandoning the FHA in favor...

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