Ya.. shareholders own a company that can only be allowed to keep 3 billion on the books and keep none of the profit..... So Uncle Sam can't steal the shares you're right..... But Uncle Sam can steal all the profits...... it's being done now and will take a congressional vote to get anything changed.... something tells me there's going to be a lot of debate before this "cash cow" and the profits are returned to the shareholders.
They have a right to take all the profits till they get back their 117 billion, so I will not treat that as stealing. Once they have got back the money they have put in I presume some settlement will work out for FnF to be independent/privatized and in fact there is already talk along those lines based on an article released yesterday titled "Obama AIG Fix-It Man Bets on Fannie and Freddie Turnaround"