It's time to stop making stuff up about the CFPB. It's not spying on Americans. It's out there protecting American consumers -- from families to seniors, from students to veterans -- from unfair financial practices.
The decision on how we achieve deficit reduction now returns to the full Congress. They can do right by the American people and end wasteful subsidies, close corporate tax loopholes and direct taxpayer money to important public priorities.
President Obama and Congress need to get some serious "top kill" going on the corporate tax loopholes which allow greedy corporations to shirk their responsibilities and billions of dollars to tax bills of those who play fair.
The level of debt I took on for my degree was my choice, regardless of the consequences. But at the very least, students and families should be assured that the private loan products are fair and transparent.
Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.
These days, Sallie Mae doesn't seem to be focusing much on helping students find "the right student loan." Instead, the company is campaigning heavily against the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.