CFTC / Economy / Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Meets AGAIN About the Dodd-Frank Act

From This Day Forth… “Today we will consider a rule that helps broaden market access and promotes competition in the swaps market,” proclaimed Chairman Gensler. Emphasizing one of the important goals of the Dodd-Frank Act is to prevent risks in the financial sector from affecting the overall American economy in a negative manner. The intent … Continue reading

America / Economy / Fiscal policy / Gov. Officials / Regulation / Uncategorized

Martin O’Malley Manages a Multitude of Regulations to Maximize Maryland’s Markets

At a time when unemployment is skyrocketing and the economy is dwindling, I can’t help but be filled with the smallest amount of joy and hope when I see the government making changes that will actually benefit the public instead of harming them. On March 9th, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland submitted to the Administrative … Continue reading

National Labor Relations Board / Regulation

Remember When Recess Was Fun?

Bringing Out the Big Guns Chairman Kline (R, MN-2) started off the two-hour hearing with his own personal opening statement. Being shocked by President Obama’s three recess appointments despite Congress, in his opinion, being in session. He stated the Obama must consider that he holds the power to appoint whomever he desires and that the … Continue reading

House Committee on the Judiciary / Other / Regulation / Uncategorized

House Committee on the Judiciary

Lie, Damn Lies, and Statistics This was Chairman Cobles (R, NC-6) opening statement for the House Committee on the Judiciary on February 27, 2012. He observed the Department of Labor concluded that unemployment is at 8.3% compared to 10% last October. Asserting that the federal government destroys jobs, and Congress is unable to create jobs, … Continue reading

CFTC / Events / Regulation / Uncategorized

CFTC Amending the Dodd-Frank Act

Opening Statements Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Gary Gensler began what would be an almost four-hour hearing on several rules that may be applied to the Dodd-Frank Act. Declaring that the hearing was about promoting transparency, developing internal business conduct rules, and compliance rules to protect the public, he seemed very … Continue reading