Why can’t our state have a governor this good?

Instead we have to suffer through Arnoldt, who believes the true spirit of compromise is to cave.

Let me explain: The administration accomplished this feat through an obscure federal agency called the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC has been in existence since the Civil War. Its mission is to ensure the fiscal soundness of national banks. For 140 years, the OCC examined the books of national banks to make sure they were balanced, an important but uncontroversial function. But a few years ago, for the first time in its history, the OCC was used as a tool against consumers.

-Eliot Spitzer [WPost]

Looks like once again the operatives in the Bush adminsitration found a way to take laws meant to protect US and us them against US, for their own financial gain.

War is a racket? Hell, government is a racket.

And what the hell is going on here? Another Barry Ritholtz discovery.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an economy.

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