… well, I do — but I can’t say the same for his employers.
You’ll remember that my best friend hooked onto the belly of the bureaucratic beast shortly after his retirement from the military. Specifically, he works for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which exists as a way of allowing people to weasel out of contracts they made, presumably because they don’t know about that whole fine print thing. What could be better than having an unelected, unaccountable (and perhaps unconstitutional) tentacle of Leviathan wrapping itself around even more private transactions?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform, is collecting reams of data on your bill-paying and spending habits.
In fact, the Obama administration is compiling a massive database of personal information, including monthly credit card, mortgage, car and other payments.
The data will be warehoused by private contractors and shared with other federal agencies and Congress, as well as researchers in the field.
Democrats on the House banking panel have already requested auto lending industry data that the CFPB is collecting as part of anti-discrimination probes.
What could possibly go wrong? Remember, the government is the only thing we all belong to!
Hey, Mad Dog? If you’d be kind enough to, um… ixnay the udentstay oanslay, there might be a pint of Graeter’s in it for you the next time we get together. Hm? Hm? Just sayin’…