2014's sleeper issue: A bank nobody's heard of

Eric Bradner Politico 7/13/2014

The 2014 campaign season’s got a sleeper issue: a government bank most people have never heard of.

The Export-Import Bank, a federal entity that has handed out loans to American businesses in relative obscurity for years, is suddenly a political flashpoint — either a symbol of government-sponsored corporate welfare, as some […]

Export-Import Bank Didn’t Make 2012 Reforms Ordered by Congress

Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal 7/7/2014

“Reauthorize with reforms.” That’s the new mantra from supporters of renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank.

But a review of reforms that Congress ordered the bank to make during the last reauthorization fight shows the agency has done little to remedy issues identified by the lawmakers in 2012.


Maxine Waters Appointed Top Democrat on House Financial Service Committee

Tony Lee Breitbart.com Big Government 5 Dec 2012

On Tuesday, House Democrats unanimously selected Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to be the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.

Waters will be the ranking member on the committee that deals with banking issues. Last year, the House Ethics Committee investigated Waters, one of the most […]

Under Obama administration middle-class America is well on the way to serfdom

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Another Charming Aspect of the ObamaCare Minefield

Repair_Man_Jack RedState 6/16/2011

Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% […]

GOP moves to eliminate Fannie, Freddie

Susan Ferrechio Washington Examiner 4/3/2011

Congressional Republicans are moving aggressively to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but they face resistance not only from Democrats, but members of their own party who fear rapid elimination of the two entities would destabilize the fragile housing market.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and House Republican […]