The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Doesn't Want Consumers to Have Access to Complaints About Financial Institutions

Republicans have never wanted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of then-Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren in the wake of the financial crisis, to exist. But now that they’re running the federal government, they’re finding some new and innovative ways to shill for banks and other financial…

'Punish the Amoral Vampires': It Sure Seems Like People Want the Government to Keep Fining Big Banks

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asked for public comment on its enforcement processes, which includes the fines it levies against financial institutions for defrauding or abusing their customers. So far, pretty much everyone offering their comments seems to agree that’s a good thing. Even…

Donald Trump Is Getting Played Like a Sucker by His Own Budget Guy

Donald Trump’s proposed budget is deeply cruel, predicated on long-discredited economic ideas, and sold with an arithmetic error so brazen that it has to be an intentional fuck you. As others have noted, it’s also not, in any real sense, “Donald Trump’s budget.” It’s OMB Director Mick Mulvaney’s budget, and it exists…