Sabotage

From a press release: Today, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rev. Willie Gable Jr. of Louisiana joined Yana Miles from the Center for Responsible Lending and José Alcoff from Americans for Financial Reform to highlight how Mick Mulvaney has sought to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the impact Mulvaney’s sabotage is […]

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Unpresidented

February 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts

It’s Unpresidented!   Our February fundraiser, that is!   We’re hosting a President’s Day Happy Hour and celebrating MOST of our nation’s 45 Presidents. We’ll also celebrate a year of resistance to number 45 and look ahead to state and federal fights we must win this year!   UNPRESIDENTED Our 2018 President’s Day Happy Hour […]

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Equifax: Mulvaney’s Cash Machine

Our friends at Allied Progress with more on Mick Mulvaney and his tendency to let bad actors (who also happen to be campaign donors) get away with harming consumers: “It is deeply disturbing though not surprising that Mick Mulvaney has decided to reverse course and go soft on Equifax – a company that failed to […]

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US PIRG on Equifax and Mulvaney

Our friends at US PIRG (Public Interest Research Groups) out with a statement on Mick Mulvaney letting Equifax off the hook: Widespread media reports that the CFPB acting director, Mick Mulvaney of OMB, is dropping its investigation into the Equifax breach leave its 145 million consumer-victims with nowhere to go. Only the Consumer Bureau has […]

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The Payday Predator’s Pal

February 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

It’s Trump-appointed acting CFPB director Mick Mulvaney. From John Miller in the Kansas City Star: You’d think President Donald Trump’s White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would have his hands full. After all, he was in charge of the recent government shutdown, which he called “kind of cool.” In his spare time, however, Mulvaney is also running […]

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Sharks Swim Free at Trump Golf Course

February 5, 2018 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

Alan Rappeport of the New York Times describes how the Trump Administration has befriended legalized loan sharks: In mid-April, hundreds of members of the payday lending industry will head to Florida for their annual retreat featuring golf and networking at a plush resort just outside Miami. The resort just happens to be the Trump National Doral […]

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