CFPB

Don’t Believe the Left’s CFPB Narrative

Ben Shapiro, National Review

In short, the CFPB was a partisan organization set up for partisan purposes, but operating under a popular name; now Democrats want to claim that any attempt to bring the organization under bipartisan control represents a rollback of its central mission. That’s a lie, and an obvious one. No wonder a court dismissed Cordray’s and English’s claims this week and allowed Mulvaney to fill the directorship.

Lawless Democrats launch a coup at the CFPB

Editors, Washington Examiner

It's slam-dunk clear that Trump has the power to appoint the acting director, just as he has the power to nominate all agency heads. The Democrats' takeover attempt is entirely lawless. In being so, it perfectly fits the CFPB, a rogue agency if ever there was one. The party of the Left created it to be unaccountable and to be run by their people. So far as they are concerned, the law be damned.

Will Washington Ever Learn? (Apparently Not)

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Because doing anything with government almost always means increasing government’s size, cost, and complexity, a useful rule of thumb for reformers of any stripe would be, do as little as you can get by with. Ah, but that ol’ dog won’t hunt. Political preferences run to the grand and showy, the instantly reward-worthy. Bringing us… well, here.

Issa: Holder Illegally Targeting Online Lending

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Darrell Issa launched a probe Thurs. into Eric Holder’s crusade against online payday lenders and payment processors. Issa suggested the DOJ is illegally targeting legitimate biz under the guise of fraud protection.

Sens. Slam Dodd-Frank Agency for Snooping

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Republican senators, chief among them Mike Crapo, slammed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray for his agency’s massive data collection program. The CFPB has the ability to snoop into all credit card purchases.