'I believe there has been more alarm raised about potential unsafety and unsoundness than, in fact, exists....
I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing'.
Barney Frank, then ranking minority member of the House Financial Services Committee on the subject of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September 2003.
Well, Barney rolled the dice, and the whole world lost. Then, as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in 2009, he gets to hold hearings to berate others for the failings that led to the financial crisis! Only in America (and probably the Soviet Union under Stalin).