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


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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Obama’s to Blame for Record Breaking Numbers of Food Stamp Recipients


Finally, it appears as if the U.S. economy is picking up some decent steam, but can President Obama and Democrats take any credit at all for the uptick? Recent economic news in the U.S. has been encouraging. On Friday, The Associated Press reported that, according to government figures, job creation in November and December was better than expected, and wage growth ...

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Big Government policies responsible for declining wages


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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Obamanomics: Everyday costs are eating up family budgets


With stagnant wages and higher costs, the American Middle Class has far less disposable income in the age of Obamanomics – not good for an economy built principally on consumer spending Family budgets are suffering from higher health care, food, housing and energy costs The president doesn’t talk much about jobs or the economy these days, but when he is pressed about ...

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Most Americans believe ‘the system’ is stacked against them


Most Americans now believe the system is stacked against them, and the thing is, that’s not because we’re all pessimists, it’s because the system IS stacked against us That sinking feeling you get each month as you pay your bills and watch your bank account shrink, all the while toiling away at greater hours for the same or declining pay, is very ...

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


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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