Comments on: Friday links dress up A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Don Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:12:49 +0000 Zactly with that NFL suspension. How is it that Vick goes to prison for dog fighting, but Stallworth gets a slap on the wrist. Not saying Vick didn’t get what he deserved. Just saying that Stallworth isn’t getting anything close to what he deserves.

A good friend said it best, “If I ever get in big trouble, I’m calling Stallworth’s attorney!”

By: Don the libertarian Democrat Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:36:49 +0000 Hey Felix,

Check this out:

“August 3rd, 2009
Why do community banks oppose the CFPA?

“The question is, how do we persuade the community bankers themselves of this? How can we turn their fear into greed? Because they could make the difference between the CFPA coming into existence and it dying a death in committee somewhere.”

August 3rd, 2009
7:36 pm GMT

Fund the CFPA by a tax on bank size, and make it progressive.
– Posted by Don the libertarian Democrat

From The Atlantic:

“Aug 14 2009, 1:53 pm by Daniel Indiviglio
Big Banks Should Pay For New Regulation

“Bloomberg is reporting that the Obama administration is considering paying for their proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) by imposing new fees on big banks…”

Regulation generally gives larger firms a competitive advantage. Big banks will have an easier time putting regulation into place, given their sophistication. They also have more money to pay for the costs involved in implementing new regulatory requirements. As a result, regulation tends to put smaller firms at a disadvantage.

What this plan would do, however, is reduce that disadvantage. Big banks would be subject to additional regulatory fees to their increases costs, small banks would not. Those even higher costs should make it more difficult for big banks to achieve a competitive advantage over small ones due to the regulation.”

Do I get any credit?

By: Griff Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:15:58 +0000 Erin is just “doing that voodoo that you do so welll”

It’s Hedley…