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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is already hurting consumers – and taxpayers

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is, like so many Obama-era government creations, inappropriately named, for it is doing little to protect consumers even as it fleeces taxpayers and their banking institutions Most Americans have never heard of it, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is yet another federal agency that was born out of massive legislation, in this case the ...

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Big Government policies responsible for declining wages

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Big government advocates are loathe to admit it, but their policies are hurting wages in the very industries they were supposed to improve Conservatives have long argued against Big Government for a variety of reasons, especially because bigger, more centralized government is the enemy of liberty. But it is also the destroyer of dreams, as new evidence suggests that two of the ...

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So how about that economy

how about that economy

Now that the midterm elections are a thing of the past, I thought it would be time to start discussing things that must be considered if the United States is actually going to recover from the woes of the recession. We have listened to the electioneering for the last six months that talked mostly about the second amendment, and immigration. ...

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The Obama regime is setting the country up for another subprime loan catastrophe

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The Obama regime plans to provide more electricity to the still-lackadaisical housing industry by torquing home lending rules that will once again make it easer for banks to make loans to marginal buyers That, you may recall, was precisely the recipe that led to the collapse of the housing industry at the end of the Bush administration; too many unqualified buyers ...

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Ebola will ravage world economies if it continues to spread

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As the Ebola epidemic worsens, it will threaten local and regional economies that were already struggling to grow before the deadly virus struck If those economies falter, that will have an impact on global markets The longer the disease is allowed to spread, the greater the economic risks Without question the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, but most of the coverage has dealt ...

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