By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Washington Times analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates and found 27 members who — over a period of four or more years — lost an annual average of at least one-third of their staff who sought calmer pastures or were fired.
A group of bipartisan lawmakers are pushing a plan to exempt pawnshops, payday lenders, check-cashing stores and installment lenders from oversight by President Obama's new consumer finance watchdog agency, saying the oversight could restrict credit and economic opportunities for lower-income and inner-city customers.
The third anniversary of CNBC analyst Rick Santelli's famous on-camera rant that many grass-roots folk cite as an early catalyst of the tea party movement has passed - but Mr. Santelli's spell still lingers.
The ongoing controversy over President Obama's universal female-contraception entitlement decree reportedly found Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, former Chief of Staff Richard Daley and five Democratic senators opposing Mr. Obama's fusillade against religious liberty and economic freedom.
But Mr. Baca denied the effect of his bill would be to undercut consumer protections.
"There is absolutely nothing in [the bill] that would give the new charter holder any better status than banks, or in any way limit the CFPB's status as an independent consumer advocate with the ability to enforce consumer protection regulations on financial products and services," he said in a statement.