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Friday, September 07, 2007

Paulson: Economy will "Pay Penalty" for Turmoil

by Calculated Risk on 9/07/2007 12:07:00 AM

From MarketWatch: Turmoil could take months to resolve, Paulson says

"There have been real strains in the capital markets and across some of the credit markets," Paulson told the Nightly Business Report on PBS. "And I think this will take a while to play out, and almost certainly over time this will have an impact on our economy."

"It's certainly going to be into the weeks, maybe a number of months," he said. .... Paulson said the economy would pay a "penalty," but insisted that the U.S. and global economies were "very strong."

Paulson said estimates of 2 million foreclosures are exaggerated.