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Senate GOP Won't Vote For Consumer Protection Head

There are 42 comments on the WSOCTV story from May 6, 2011, titled Senate GOP Won't Vote For Consumer Protection Head. In it, WSOCTV reports that:

Almost every Senate Republican said Thursday they will vote against any Obama administration choice to head a new agency designed to protect consumers from harmful financial activities unless changes are made in the agency that Republicans say has been given too much power.

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Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#1 May 6, 2011
I agree. Creating a new regulatory agency that duplicates what the SEC is "supposed" to be doing is stupid. Then again Republicans want to cut the SEC budget also : The most recent comprehensive spending bill produced by House Republicans would chop the CFTC's funding by $56.8 million -- almost a third of the agency's entire budget -- over the next seven months. Funding at the SEC would be cut by $25 million over the same time period. money.cnn.com/2011/03/01/news/economy/sec_cft... - Cached

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#4 May 6, 2011
US a FASCIST NATION wrote:
Lawyers not layer.
The good news is no matter how poor you are you will still be accepted by Soylent Corp.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>The good news is no matter how poor you are you will still be accepted by Soylent Corp.
obama will guarentee that!

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#6 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>The good news is no matter how poor you are you will still be accepted by Soylent Corp.
Very astute reasoning, especially with ObamaCare death panels deciding when, where and how.
Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#7 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>The good news is no matter how poor you are you will still be accepted by Soylent Corp.
The bad news is that anyone the Obama administration appoints to this post will most assuredly be a left leaning anti-business neo-commie.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#8 May 6, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>Very astute reasoning, especially with ObamaCare death panels deciding when, where and how.
Oh My God. Are you back to that lie. Republicans never change.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#9 May 6, 2011
Otis B Driftwood wrote:
<quoted text>The bad news is that anyone the Obama administration appoints to this post will most assuredly be a left leaning anti-business neo-commie.
I would hope that a consumer advocate would not be pro business. That would be kind of pointless unless you are a corporate republican puppet. Then of course hiring a consumer advocate who will screw the consumer would make perfect sense.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#10 May 6, 2011
The Republicans are trying to make the Government to weak to protect the people it represents against big mega multi national corporations that Republicans represent.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#11 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Oh My God. Are you back to that lie. Republicans never change.
Yeah, wasn't it week before last when it was reported that the "death panel" was actually 15 un-elected people who decide who, what and when medical care is to be provided. I don't remember the name given to this bunch but I believe it was something Advisory Board. Im sure someone will remember.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#12 May 6, 2011
Here how I see it.
This conservative has a mortgage , Car loan and several credit cards,not to mention .
But I know how to shop around for the best rates and have no trouble making my payments and even have funds to set aside for my retirement and college for my kids.
Now since the dumbest Liberal is supposed to be smarter then the smartest conservative, how come they are always crying about their money problems and getting ripped off by the Banks and credit card companies while this conservative always seems to go out and find the best rate for his loans.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#13 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
The Republicans are trying to make the Government to weak to protect the people it represents against big mega multi national corporations that Republicans represent.
Well, some of us are adults and know how to take care of ourselves . We dont want the government to "Mommy" us.
Dems LIE

United States

#14 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
The Republicans are trying to make the Government to weak to protect the people it represents against big mega multi national corporations that Republicans represent.
I don't need the government to take care of me.

That's the problem with you progressives, you think we are too stupid to take care of ourselves. Psst, guess what? We're not!!

If you progressives had your way, we would have to ask permission to go to the bathroom to take a leak.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 May 6, 2011
And as to how people let them selves get ripped off and then cry here a good example since we are all sitting by a keyboard or maybe a "smart phone".
And a majority of those at keyboards are using Windows with a few Mac users here and there. And how much did Windows plus Microsoft Office cost you?
I use Ubuntu Linux (Instead of Windows) and OpenOffice(Instead of Microsoft Office ), both of which are FREE, although I have made a few donation to some Linux sites.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#16 May 6, 2011
Dems LIE wrote:
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I don't need the government to take care of me.
That's the problem with you progressives, you think we are too stupid to take care of ourselves. Psst, guess what? We're not!!
If you progressives had your way, we would have to ask permission to go to the bathroom to take a leak.
So when the Koch brothers decide to open a toxic waste dump next to your house who is going to stop them?

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#17 May 6, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>So when the Koch brothers decide to open a toxic waste dump next to your house who is going to stop them?
We didn't know you lived next door to the Koch Brothers! Are you a rich corporate elitist as you have said in other forums?

Since: May 10

Salinas, CA

#18 May 6, 2011
But, But I thought it was the Repuglithans and Dubya who wanted regulations covering Fannie/Freddie and the Dems objected?

Aren't the Repuglithans the party of regulations and regulators????

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#19 May 6, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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We didn't know you lived next door to the Koch Brothers! Are you a rich corporate elitist as you have said in other forums?
As usual when the Right can not answer a straight forward question they respond with personal attacks.

Since: May 10

Salinas, CA

#20 May 6, 2011
Dems LIE wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need the government to take care of me.
That's the problem with you progressives, you think we are too stupid to take care of ourselves. Psst, guess what? We're not!!
If you progressives had your way, we would have to ask permission to go to the bathroom to take a leak.
Yeah, the current Repuglithan created financial crisis PROVES that.

Since: May 10

Salinas, CA

#21 May 6, 2011
californio wrote:
Here how I see it.
This conservative has a mortgage , Car loan and several credit cards,not to mention .
But I know how to shop around for the best rates and have no trouble making my payments and even have funds to set aside for my retirement and college for my kids.
Now since the dumbest Liberal is supposed to be smarter then the smartest conservative, how come they are always crying about their money problems and getting ripped off by the Banks and credit card companies while this conservative always seems to go out and find the best rate for his loans.
CONservatives? Gave US the great Dubya recession. Growing debt. Failing roads. 2 unfunded wars. Unfunded MediCare Part D. etc

Starve the beast policies.
Lying Kenyan Fraud

Houston, TX

#22 May 6, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, wasn't it week before last when it was reported that the "death panel" was actually 15 un-elected people who decide who, what and when medical care is to be provided. I don't remember the name given to this bunch but I believe it was something Advisory Board. Im sure someone will remember.
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER).

I'm not sure what types of treatment will be "allowed" for liberal spinning -- known in medical circles as "Obamatronicus Vertigoicus Bobandweave-Deceivicus" -- but I don't think they can die from it, so they've got that going for them.
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Are ‘Death Panels’ part of health care reform?-- November 16th, 2010
http://othellooutlook.com/...

It is true the new national health care law does not specifically create a new agency that would dictate patient treatments. It does, however, establish a private nonprofit bureau to carry out comparative effectiveness research (CER) that will affect the medical care we all receive. CER does several things. It studies the clinical effectiveness of a particular treatment or test and then compares that treatment to alternatives to measure clinical results and cost effectiveness.
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During the debate, the country was assured the reform legislation would bend the cost curve down. After passage, even the chief actuary for the Administration estimated the new law would increase health care costs from 17 percent to 21 percent of our gross domestic product by 2020. Cost will still be the main problem with health care in the United States.

Consequently, government officials will search for ways to control costs within the next 10 years. The enlarged CER will be established by 2013 and will decide what patients benefit most from what treatments. The next step will be to reimburse providers for using only approved treatments. CER, therefore, will become the mechanism for rationing health care in this country.
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“Death panel” is an inflammatory term. However, under pressure to control costs and by the use of CER, government officials already have a mechanism in place to decide who will receive treatment, which in some cases will mean who lives and who dies.

The Administration’s enthusiasm for the British NICE program and recent bans imposed by the FDA and Medicare should make all Americans worried about the direction our government is taking in managing our health care.

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