From the Wall Street Journal:
The Bush administration's plan to give subprime borrowers a break on their mortgages is already catching flak from an unexpected source: other homeowners.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, at a housing conference yesterday, said he is "aggressively pursuing" an agreement with lenders and investor groups to freeze rates on subprime adjustable-rate mortgages at their original levels. The proposal, aimed at helping homeowners who would fall behind in their payments at higher rates, is designed to prevent a surge in foreclosures next year. About 1.5 million subprime adjustable-rate mortgages are scheduled to reset to higher rates in 2008....MORE