This bill is a big win for Main Street. It holds Wall Street accountable and preserves the critical role community banks have in strengthening communities, jobs, and small businesses.
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will limit the banks from using our accounts to take the kinds of unethical risks that led to the current crisis, preventing future financial meltdowns.
The Fed needs to go on the offensive and force banks to reduce loans to reflect their real property values -- not the values based on a Wall Street Ponzi scheme that drove up housing costs.
Goldman Sachs's announcement that it will pay 2009 bonuses for its top executives in stock should be met with a collective yawn.
When I think about what still needs to be done to build a true economic recovery, I think about workers such as Maria Guerra.
Regulators appear to have placed a higher value on protecting the interests of those who sell financial products than on the interests of consumers of transparent, safe, and fair financial products.
Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.
Our current system of consumer protection fails to protect Americans from basic exploitation and abuses that can cost individuals and families hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even their homes.
As Americans continue to face furloughs, layoffs, and dwindling savings, CEOs and the US Chamber of Commerce remain unrepentant, unremorseful, and if they get their way, unregulated.