Ultra Right Wing Republican Lindsey Graham: The CFPB is a ‘Stalinist era’ thing

Taking a page from the German Nazi Party, ultra right wing Republican engages in the McCarthyite tactic of red baiting and labeling something aimed at protecting the average working or poor American as “Communist”. Thus showing the Republican Party’s True Colors.

From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/11/graham-the-cfpb-is-a-stalinist-era-thing/

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, December 11, 2011

In the mind of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), protecting consumers from financial malpractice is something from the Joseph Stalin playbook.

Continuing another attack on President Barack Obama over economic policies, Graham appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning to express his further dislike of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

“This Consumer Bureau that they want to pass, is under the federal reserve, no appropriation oversight, no board,” he said. “It is something out of the Stalinist era. The reason Republicans don’t want to vote for it is we want a board, not one person making all the regulatory decisions. There is no oversight under this person. We want it under the Congress so we can oversee the overseer.”

Unsurprisingly, Graham has his facts incorrect. Under the Dodd-Frank bill, the Financial Stability Oversight Council can overturn the CFPB’s rules by a two-thirds vote. The American Banker points out that no other regulator is under those rules.

Continue reading at:   http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/11/graham-the-cfpb-is-a-stalinist-era-thing/

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