Our nation is in a serious economic crisis. Both political parties dance around each other with varying demands for cuts in entitlement programs, tax increases and a rise in the debt ceiling. It’s a doomsday prospect and the American people are feeling the chill of economic malaise.
House Committee launches ‘YourWitness’ program
The [House] Financial Services Committee has launched a new program, Your Witness, which allows Americans to submit questions they want to ask a witness during a hearing. During an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the Stanford Financial Ponzi scheme, Rep. Randy Neugebauer asks the first question of Julie Preuitt.
This august gentleman is William Gibbs McAdoo, the Secretary of the Treasury in 1917 when Congress passed the Second Liberty Bond Act and set the first statutory limit on the public debt of the United States. Now the current Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is struggling with the Congress to raise the debt limit for the 11th time since 2001.
The House Financial Services Committee is blogging!
Here is why they are doing it:
We believe that during this time of ongoing economic uncertainty there are questions being asked that are not being answered. We believe there are areas of financial services regulation and housing policy that are being overlooked which demand scrutiny.
She may not be the prettiest girl but at least she’s out there
The home of the famous Mummer’s parade struts its stuff for the bond markets.
The city of Philadelphia was named tops for transparency in a University of Illinois at Chicago survey of cities providing investors with financial information online.