Following assurances that Congress is working to limit the impact of excessive regulation on Americans, community bankers recently made it clear that lawmakers can't have it both ways.
How excessive regulation is crushing Main Street
How excessive regulation is crushing Main Street: The impact of the feds’ squeeze on community bankers is a special report prepared by The Washington Times Advocacy Department.
One of the biggest problems with Big Government today is that it too often seeks to regulate with a one-size-fits-all approach.
As community banks continue to seek fair and equitable regulation, one area in need of greater consistency is how we protect against massive data breaches.
Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is a champion for small bankers in Washington. And that's because he's been one of them.
Are community banks overregulated?
I am the President and CEO of the Bank of Zachary in Zachary, La., and earlier this year I got the opportunity to tell Congress a little bit about the hidden cost of federal regulations and how these costs impact small business and economic growth on Main Street.
Regulatory red tape has inhibited the formation of new community banks, the hometown institutions that have been the cornerstone of our nation's financial system for more than a century.
Allison Deguisne, the owner of a small chain of Westshore Cash and Loan, says she will stop running the two-shop operation by the end of the month, and she blames federal government regulators.
By its very definition, the word "justice" equates with rightfulness and justness of ground or reason.
George Stigler won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Economics for work that changed forever the way economists look at government regulation of business and industry.
I am humbled and grateful to represent the nation's community banks, an industry that has made its mark through honest dealing, community involvement and personalized customer service.
Forget what you think you know about Generation Y.
You've heard the old line that an elephant is a mouse built to government specifications?
Regulatory paperwork continues to occupy far too many community bank resources that could be dedicated to improving local communities, and the problem is only getting worse.