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Such Short Memories: The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again!

Reblogged from When George W. Bush was inaugurated president of the United States on January 20, 2001, the unemployment rate stood at 2.4 percent. By the time Dubya completed his second term in office on January 19, 2009, the

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Debt-Deficit, Economy, Ethics, GOP, JOBS!, Speculation, Spending

If This is What it Means to be “Conservative” — I’m Proudly a Bleeding Heart Liberal

Clearly, members of the GOP in the House are all about looking for ways to handicap ANY organization tasked with performing regulatory actions that might impede their ideological plans for the future of the United States of Republica.  A case

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Posted in 1st Amendment, 501c3 / 501c4, Amodei, Appropriations, Budget-Federal, CFPB, Congressional Activity, Constitution, Consumer Protection, Dodd-Frank, Finance, Financial Reform, GOP, Health & Human Svcs, Health Care, House, IRS, Loopholes, SEC, Taxes

Are We Returning to a Path of Owing Our Souls to the Company Store?

The Center for American Progress recently completed two related reports that are read-worthy: Cash for Homes: Policy Implications of an Investor-Led Housing Recovery Across the country, investors have been taking advantage of the nation’s foreclosure crisis to purchase homes at

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Posted in Foreclosures, Short Sales/Foreclosures, Speculation

39 Days left in this Congressional Session

Congress is back on today from August recess, and it faces two big issues in its first full week of work:  whether to approve military action in Syria and a 2014 federal spending. Authorizing Military Action in Syria  On Aug.

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, Debt Ceiling, Defense/War, Dept of Labor, FCC-Fedrl Comm Comsn, Financial Reform, Health Care, Health Care Exchanges, Interior-Natural Resources, Subsidies, Syria

The President’s Housing Plan–What You Need to Know

President Obama took Wednesday morning to answer your questions on housing during an online interview, and it’s worth a watch. It’s part of his push for a more secure foundation for middle-class home ownership. We want to make sure you’ve

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Posted in CFPB, Economy, Finance, Financial Reform, Foreclosures, Housing, Housing Crisis, Refinancing
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