Can We Please Repeal Dodd-Frank Already

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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As most are aware, the government’s response to the mortgage/banking crisis was the passage of the “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” commonly known as Dodd-Frank, for the namesakes and supposed authors of the bill, Chris Dodd and Barney Fwank.

Dodd-Frank was signed into law on July 21, 2010, by our dear former president Obama. Practically the day after passage, Republicans came forth en masse to protest the law and vow to repeal it.

Well – it’s been 7 years – how bout it.

Just yesterday Senator Orrin Hatch declared  Dodd-Frank to be, “worse than Obamacare. I think it’s one of the worst bills that’s ever been passed through Congress.” Hatch added that, “To treat all these banks like they’re a bunch of crooks and you have to watch everything they do is, I think, beyond the pale.”

Naturally, those on the left are all a-twitter, insisting that the infinitely more competent federal government must continue to keep these “crooks” and incompetents on Wall Street in check. Without government intervention, Wall Street and Mortgage banking would look like the Wild West.

So who’s right and who’s wrong, and just why did we need the over-burdening Dodd-Frank law to begin with? read more

There Is a Democrat in Office… Nukes for Everyone!

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

What’s with the Democrats and their “peace in our time” mantra? It’s more like “peace at any cost”.

 

Is the Obama administration really this stupid and/or naïve? Do they really think that talks with a country as radical as Iran will bear the fruit of peace? I’m serious! Is that really what they think?

 

Sometimes I think we on the right give these leftists a lot more credit than they deserve. We postulate that everything they do is somehow thought out and calculated down to the nth degree – that they plot and scheme and are somehow always a step or two ahead of everyone. That may be, on occasion, but certainly not here.

 

They must honestly think they can negotiate with Iran. As if Iran will do so in good faith. To me, this is just another demonstration of leftist peacenik wishful thinking. read more