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Consumer Protection Also Protects Our Troops

I’ve heard the conservative/libertarian ideological opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but, like most libertarian/utopian rhetoric, the problem is reality not vision.

Charles Pierce writes, “One office in the CFPB is the Office of Servicemember Affairs, which is dedicated to keeping veterans from being bilked in a hundred different ways, from loan-sharking, to predatory lending practices, to for-profit ‘college’ scams.”

There is often an element of hypocrisy in the manners in which we do and do not support our troops. With Veterans Day just passed, shouldn’t we appreciate those who protect us with a little protection for them.

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– Iron Filing