In what seems to be an absolutely head-scratching move, the $15,000 tax credit for buying a new home seems to have been lost in a tentatively agreed on compromise between the House and the Senate. According to The Huffington Post:
"Working to accommodate the new, lower overall limit of the bill, negotiators effectively wiped out a Senate-passed provision for a new $15,000 tax credit to defray the cost of buying a home, these officials said."
So it seems that Congress continues to tend to the effects, but not to the cause of our ills. Between this brilliant move, and Geithner's lack of specificity in regards to housing yesterday, you really have to wonder when, and if, these people will ever get it!