The mindset of the politicians who voted for H.R. 3340 yesterday was revealed in comments by the bill’s author, Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling, who said that “Americans have come to loathe” the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research. Really? Do YOU know anyone with special loathing for these regulatory offices?
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.
In Paris this week, political leaders from around the world are meeting to try to work out a deal to reduce the growth in greenhouse gas emissions. This year is set to be the hottest year ever recorded on Earth, and projections by scientists of