May 7, 2013
On Monday the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force online retailers to collect sales taxes for states in which purchasers reside.
Mar 22, 2013
On Wednesday, members of the House Agriculture Committee with strikingly different views on many issues came together to provide much-need regulatory relief from the albatross of Dodd-Frank.
Feb 5, 2013
On Tuesday of last week, a huge drop in consumer confidence was announced. One day later, the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce reported the stunning news the U.S. economy actually contracted by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Nov 30, 2012
When President Obama appointed Mary Schapiro — who this week announced her resignation — to head the Securities and Exchange Commission four years ago, I kept an open mind and was even cautiously optimistic.
Nov 20, 2012
As if the “fiscal cliff,” with its prospects of looming tax hikes, were not enough, banks of all sizes — and in turn consumers and businesses who rely on their credit — also face the “Basel cliff.”
Nov 5, 2012
In praising his bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors, President Obama said recently in Toledo, Ohio, “I refused to walk away from those workers. I bet on those workers.”
Oct 30, 2012
“For some reason, some Republicans in Congress are still waging an all-out battle to delay, defund, and dismantle these common-sense new rules.” That was, in a recent weekly address, President Obama’s all-or-nothing defense of the 2,600-page Dodd-Frank financial “reform”.
Oct 2, 2012
On Oct. 1 2011, one year ago today, Dodd-Frank’s Durbin Amendment price controls went into effect, causing consumers to lose free checking and be soaked with other bank fees so that the country’s wealthiest retail chains could become even richer.