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An Ungrateful Nation

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Knowing that many active-duty service personnel and veterans face financial hardships, there is much we can -- and should -- do to ease that burden.

There Is a New Sheriff in Town and He Is Going to Be a Force to Be Reckoned With

Bill Bartmann | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

For over a year now, I have been saying in this space that the CFPB and its director, Richard Cordray, were going to grab the consumer collection industry by the seat of their pants, turn it upside down, and give it a good shaking. No one believed me.

Three Reasons Why Harry Reid Should 'Go Nuclear'

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Senator Harry Reid has hinted that he might in the next few days use the nuclear option to secure the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.

Stand Up for Consumers

Bill Bartmann | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

It is vital that the Senate confirm Richard Cordray so the CFPB can get on with its important work. The confirmation of Mr. Cordray will begin to level the playing field and guarantee every consumer fair treatment.

Consumers Need Cordray Confirmed

Bill Bartmann | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

The CFPB, charged by law to protect consumers, has an equally important role to protect honest businesses. Mr. Cordray has repeatedly emphasized the value honest businesses accrue when dishonest businesses are driven out of the marketplace. He has made good on his promise.

Times Are Tough for Many Consumers

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

I suggest putting a freeze on those debt collector lawsuits until unemployment falls to some more reasonable level -- 6 percent. That would give millions of Americans the breathing space to get back to work -- and then they can catch up on all those old past due debts.

2013 -- The Year of the Consumer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

There is a new sheriff in town and he carries a big stick. The sheriff's name is Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he is going to shake things up.

The Sleeper Voting Bloc That Can't Sleep

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

People who are at ease may decide their votes in different ways, but people in pain will vote with their emotions. Thirty million Americans are in tremendous pain.