Talk:Government-sponsored enterprise

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Ginnie Mae and TVA are not government sponsored enterprises. They are government corporations. See the link to the US govt. definition of GSE, contained in 2 USC 622 {8} Vnnc vnnc 03:56, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree, Ginnie Mae is not a GSE, it has to be removed —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.127.139.10 (talk) 21:34, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Outdated/Needs Expert[edit]

I believe that this article discusses numerous complex financial matters and has many unsourced quotes.

Further more the rapidly changing/changed circumstances of GSE's means this article is largely outdated and probably needs the help of an expert in the field to wikify it —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.217.141.243 (talk) 04:08, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

121.217.141.243 (talk) 04:11, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I disagree[edit]

There's really nothing financially complicated or outdated here. It's a good, userul starter article. Other users will be able to expand and edit it which is, as I understand it, one of the main purposes and uses of Wikipedia.

I really think the "no cite's" tag at the head of this short article should be deleted. It's not necessary to always cite the source of every statement of fact in an article, especially in a short article like this which has a good References and Links section included. Where/when appropriate the "citation needed" should be used or an internal link provided to take the reader/user to a relevant reference or link in the article's References and Links section, or to an existing Wikipedia article.

Lastly, if only "experts" were allowed to write Wikipedia articles, there really wouldn't be much content in Wikipedia to read. True experts -- professionals -- prefer to publish in the journals or publications of their profession through which they gain recognition of their peers, or else write for other publications which are willing to pay them for their articles.

K. Kellogg-Smith (talk) 13:01, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

U.S. only?[edit]

Don't there exist government-sponsored agencies sponsored by non-US governments? Crasshopper (talk) 04:14, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

There are all sorts of government-sponsored businesses, around the world sponsored by different governments. The phrase "government-sponsored enterprise" is used in the US to refer to specific entities (usually FNMA, FHLMC (Fannie Mae and Freddiemac)) with specific laws and powers associated with it. For example in other countries a "government-sponsored agencies" might refer to a government-owned company while GSEs in the US are owned by stock holders. So this tag is inappropriate. --BoogaLouie (talk) 21:38, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
I think BoogaLouie is right that it's okay for this article to focus on GSEs in the US, but I think that means the title should be changed to explicitly say that this article only refers to GSEs in the US. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.126.255.43 (talk) 20:40, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Gonna remove the tag since it is a US specific term. If anyone objects please feel free to speak up with what you would like to see.Winfredtheforth (talk) 08:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Are all the GSEs listed?[edit]

I added Sallie Mae to the list because it used to be a GSE, even if it isn't one anymore. I find it strange that the Resolution Funding Corporation isn't listed. Are there others which are not?My Gussie (talk) 04:27, 11 September 2014 (UTC)