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Ernest Istook

Ernest Istook

Ernest Istook is a former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma. Listen to Ernest's broadcasts online at Washington Times Radio. Subscribe to his daily podcasts on iTunes: Get Ernest's free email newsletter by signing up here.  

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat. It was created by two other Democrats who have since left Congress, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, as part of a financial reform package bearing their names. (Associated Press)

An agency formed to ‘protect’ consumers grows like a weed

Truth is stranger than fiction in Washington D.C. Every satire about government has a real-life counterpart. Much like the runaway bureaucracy in a great recent novel, President Obama's Consumer Financial Protection Board is growing like a weed, while CFPB officials are busy snooping on our household finances.