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Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: The Power of Hedge Funds (Final)


Cramer spoke with Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) about the U.S.'s amazing opportunity to avoid a liquidity crisis, like Greece is facing now, by issuing $2 trillion worth of 30-year treasury bonds to lock in low interest rates.

Coburn said those in Washington are focused only on short-term gains, and are afraid to spend $1 today to avoid spending $12 later. He advocated not only issuing $2 trillion to shore up the Treasury, but also $1.6 trillion more to shore up both Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE). "The demand is there," he said.

Coburn acknowledged that such a plan would cost some $60 billion, but said not doing it would cost far more, as the country is poised for a liquidity crisis similar to Greece in about two years. He said rates will most certainly be higher then than they are now.

Cramer equated such a plan to a home owner locking in a 30-year fixed rate mortgage and agreed with Coburn that such a plan is vital to America's stability and its future.

Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on Aruba Networks (ARUN), Akamai Technologies (AKAM - Get Report), Procter & Gamble (PG - Get Report) and Bank of America (BAC - Get Report).

He was bearish on Mexican Economic Development (FMX) and Linn Energy (LINE - Get Report).

-- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington D.C.

To watch replays of Cramer's video segments, visit the Mad Money page on CNBC.

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