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  •  A propos of the CFPB, are we already seeing a (16+ / 0-)

    dilution of its role?

    From MarketWatch:

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was aware of Bank of America Corp.'s plan to charge customers a $5 monthly debit-card-usage fee starting January for at least two-weeks before the mega-bank announced the fee, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The CFPB did not oppose the fee, according to the report.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 06:21:16 AM PDT

    •  I am more interested in having the CFPB (2+ / 0-)
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      fight hidden fees and financial scams against consumers.  This is a fee consumers can fight on their own by changing banks.

      “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

      by ahumbleopinion on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 07:52:42 AM PDT

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    •  Sounds like Cordray is willing to play the game (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, accumbens, Seamus D

      and allow the banks to call the shots and is telegraphing that position to the GOP and Wall Street.

      Wonder how much more the WH will give away in order to get enough  GOP votes to approve Cordray for the job?

      "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" Eleanor Roosevelt

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 10:00:18 AM PDT

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      •  Probably more than they have to ... (2+ / 0-)
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        Wonder how much more the WH will give away in order to get enough  GOP votes to approve Cordray for the job?

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 02:09:04 PM PDT

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