Dodd-Frank on Townhall

Rachel Alexander - Mon Nov 18

The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sarcastically known as Dodd-Frankery and Dodd-Frankenstein, was passed into law in response to the financial crisis and recession of 2008. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Sun Jul 21

John Ransom - Wed Apr 3

There used to be a time when governments sought to so structure financial markets and banking in such a way to engender confidence in the system, not to systematically erode confidence ... more

Phil Kerpen - Fri Jan 25

In his first term, President Obama passed two of the most sweeping expansions of federal power in history. The first, his federal takeover of the health care system, narrowly survived at the Supreme Court thanks to the refashioning of its mandate into a tax by Chief Justice John Roberts. The second , his federal takeover of the financial system, may not fare as well. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Jan 9

Washington, quietly, is re-orientating. To be sure it still is sorting out what caused the financial crisis, the Great Recession, and the disorders that have ensued (from the application of bad medicine like bailouts and stimulus). But there’s just occurred a dramatic changing of the guard in the GOP and in the leadership of its intelligentsia. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Jan 7

Over the next year, we will probably see much controversy over the implementation of Obamacare. Health insurance is something that almost every adult has some acquaintance with, and there seem to be glitches aplenty in the legislation, much delay in issuing regulations and some possible changes resulting from litigation. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sun Sep 30

Quick, hang up that cell phone: You may be breaking the law. Well, not the law, exactly, but a regulatory agency’s view of what lawmakers might have meant. And that agency has power to issue its decisions as if they were laws. But wait, the agency has decided cell phones are okay after all, so never mind. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sun Sep 30

Quick, hang up that cell phone: You may be breaking the law. Well, not the law, exactly, but a regulatory agency’s view of what lawmakers might have meant. And that agency has power to issue its decisions as if they were laws. But wait, the agency has decided cell phones are okay after all, so never mind. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Sep 18

One of Romney's great skills is the ability to turn around failing enterprises. He did it with private firms while he ran Bain Capital; he did it for an indebted Massachusetts and he did it for the Olympics. He needs to do it for his campaign now. ... more

Lurita Doan - Wed Sep 5

Four years ago, Barack Obama chose to use ten, grandiose, Greek columns as the backdrop for his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The staging was a rather clumsy effort to substitute showmanship and theatre to help disguise Mr. Obama’s hostility towards American enterprise. ... more

Michael Reagan - Wed Apr 25

I don't know if it's Dodd-Frank. Or if it's Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd themselves. Or if it's just the big bankers. But the reality is, our banking system is completely screwed up when it comes to getting a home loan. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Apr 23

If you’ve recently tried to refinance your home, you’re probably quite aware of the changes in the lending market from a few years back. Even though interest rates have been held artificially low by the Federal Reserve, obtaining financing can be worse than getting a tooth extracted – even if you have pristine credit. That same market exists for commercial loans, and that’s why I sat down with industry guru Steve Gold to discover what’s going on. ... more

Mark Calabria - Mon Apr 23

There has been much debate over whether the law will accomplish its stated intent, but there are also growing concerns about its constitutionality, primarily due to separation of powers, vagueness, and due process issues. ... more

Gary Shapiro - Tue Apr 10

Without a clear enemy to unify us, like the Soviet Union or the terrorists who attacked us on September 11, America is at war with itself. The result: our nation lacks the national consensus needed to choose priorities and make tough decisions – or even dump bad laws based on good intentions. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Jan 6

Here is the operating motto of the Obama White House: "So let it be written, so let it be done!" Like Yul Brynner's Pharaoh Ramses character in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments," the demander in chief stands with arms akimbo issuing daily edicts to his constitution-subverting minions with an imperious wave of his hand. His entourage of insatiable usurpers never rests. ... more