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?
Yesterday, Congressman Mark Takano stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and said, “Today, as I watched leading politicians propose discriminatory policies targeting the Muslim community, I cannot be silent. Seventy years ago, my parents and grandparents were held prisoner during World
Most Republican politicians spent much of yesterday scrambling to squeeze political capital out of Americans’ fear of terrorism, but one Republicsn in Congress had the good sense to take action to prevent the use of paranoia about terrorism to compromise Americans’ constitutional right to protection