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

America / CFPB / Economy / Other / Regulation / Uncategorized

Rebuilding and Altering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Deep Breath Before the Plunge It would be an understatement if the hearing on February 8th, 2011 would be considered as anything less than tame. During opening statements alone, which were typically no longer than two minutes, both attacks and decibels were on the rise. Whether on the attack or coming to the defense of … Continue reading

Foreign Policy / Healthcare / Uncategorized

‘Right to Die’ Case in UK, Reflection on Assisted Suicide in the US

History is still being made in the British Isles. In Wiltshire, a small county in the South-Eastern Britain, is in the midst of a landmark case pertaining to a patients ‘right to die.’ Tony Nicklinson, 57, suffered from a stroke in 2005 which left him paralyzed from the neck down, also called “locked in syndrome.” … Continue reading