This guy is officially #NotaCuck.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), told a Senate panel on Thursday that he’s not legally bound to answer lawmakers’ questions, only to appear before them, in comments meant to stress his agency’s independence.”While I have to be here by statute, I don’t think I have to answer your questions,” Mulvaney told the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “If you take a look at the actual statute that requires me to be here, it says that I ‘shall appear’ before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the Senate. And I’m here and I’m happy to do it.”
He also told a House panel something similar: “I believe it would be my statutory right to just sit here and twiddle my thumbs while you all ask questions.”
Some Republicans enjoyed Mulvaney’s use of the Democrats’ own stupid rules against them.
See the first link (to Hot Air) for more quotes and pwnage.
Best part: Elizabeth Warren demands answers, and Mulvaney tells her to fuck off — he invites her to experience some of the same frustration he felt when trying to get answers from a rogue agency entirely insulated from oversight by the people’s representatives.
Flashback: Because the CFPB skims money from the companies it bullies, it is largely self-funding in the same way an armed street gang is self-funding. Yet they usually demand the government pour even additional taxpayer monies into this shakedown operation anyway.
When Mick Mulvaney had to request budgetary money, he asked for zero. Not for a zero percent increase. He asked for zero dollars, period. He literally zeroed out his own agency’s budget.
Don’t worry — they’ll keep collecting the vig from the people they shake down.
But at least they won’t get any taxpayer money.
I’m not a gay, but looking at Mick Mulvaney’s Bad Boy motorcycle-leather appeal, I have to say: I get it, Gay Dudes. I get it.
You make me want to be better man. Or a worse one. Okay, forget the better/worse part — you make me want to be MORE of a man, one way or another.
President Mick Mulvaney? This guy is the Kenny Fucking Powers of administratin’.
An accounting of fines ect and excess should be put into the treasury. The time that this money that was used for democrat pet organizations needs to be just ugly history.
@kitt: They need to find a way to use it against the media and the left. It happens all too infrequently, but it is very pleasurable to use the extra-Constitutional means and methods the left develops against them. I am still waiting for the IRS to start asking Media Matters when they are going to do something with their tax exempt status other than promote the left’s agenda.
Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney to be Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the same reason he appointed Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education and Scott Pruitt to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their mission is to derail the regulatory agencies that they now head, either by deliberate action or general incompetence.
Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, previously held the opinion that the department he now heads should be abolished. He subsequently changed his mind, perhaps because without it he would be out of work. Prior to his appointment, he was unaware that nuclear energy was under his department’s jurisdiction.
Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury, is a former Goldman Sachs banker and hedge fund owner, who raised $20,000 for the RNC and donated the maximum allowed by law to the Trump campaign. The aggressive practices of an investment group he organized, OneWest, earned him an informal moniker: The Foreclosure King. One of his OneWest investment partners was George Soros. (Mnuchin to wife: “Look, Honey! My name is on the money!” Swamp draining does not appear to be high on the agenda.)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as Senior White House Advisers? How could serious conflicts of interest not become an issue? Previously, no one would have thought this sort of arrangement even remotely acceptable.
Consider the long list of appointees and staff that were so problematic they didn’t make it through the first year.
The point being that Mulvaney is part of a pattern, obvious to one-half of the country, but apparently totally invisible to the other.
@Greg: and your point is? It looks like they are EPA.
@Greg: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was designed as a means of black mailing businesses and collecting fines for distribution to liberal organizations.
@Randy: Liberal companies that ripped off the public never got bothered.
Remember Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who couldn’t even fill out a Turbo Tax form without cheating? He worked for Goldman Sachs. That’s bad?
Oh, he is very aware of the part of the country that has no respect for the Constitution and prefer to replace laws with ideology. That is exactly what he is talking about.
@Deplorable Me: Things need to be neutral strictly by the law. We need to remember to whom vengeance belongs.
@kitt: I think the IRS can do some legal and equitable investigations and find numerous liberal organizations that are in violation of the tax codes. Were this not the case, the left would never have thought to use that as a weapon against conservative groups.
@Deplorable Me: If we prevented someone from holding office who collected campaign funds for the person in the White House, Obama would never had a staff.
Also lost on the one-half who can’t see the obvious.
@Deplorable Me, #7:
No more than having George Soros as a business partner. One issue here might be the consistency of an appointment with a candidate’s stated intentions. The swamp isn’t being drained; instead, the nation’s regulatory agencies are being turned over to the alligators.
@Greg: One can only guess how bad the list of appointees under Hillary would look: bought and sold, and corrupt.
Looks like the saner half spoke at the voting booth, thank God.
But thanks for the typical troll post that says nothing.
@Greg: No, it’s being drained. The globe respects us once again, good people and businesses are getting to keep their money, and Obama Care is essentially dead.
But yeah, we should get serious about a porn star claiming to be paid off by a sitting President…even when most of the country agrees a former president was banging an intern in the oval office…and his power hungry wife didn’t divorce him because she wanted to be president, too, by any means necessary.
No, your worthless, corrupt party has been put in check. Just hope they grow up and move on.
No, I think the issue is left wing hypocrisy which sees something a Republican does and loudly protests it, regardless of how they cheered it on under a Democrat.
@Greg: I understand that it is difficult to understand a point of view when there is not one.
Clinton never became a president. Donald Trump did. Consequently it’s his unexamined baggage that raises serious concerns about a potentially compromised presidency, not hers. In his case, there are far more red flags to wonder about.
Had Clinton been elected, what do you guess the republican Congressional majority would presently be doing? No need to answer. I think we can all imagine.
You’ve been looking for some baggage for almost three years, using the FBI, intelligence services and illegal surveillance. To date you haven’t even found a fanny pack. At some point you are going to have to come to grips with the reality that you are simply going to have to be a crybaby on your own time.
@Greg: In his case, there are far more red flags to wonder about.
@kitt: Chelsea would have been Secretary of Bribes and Bill would have been Secretary of Sexual Assaults.
Liars and thieves… How politicians and Wall Street sharks ripped off the pension funds of public employees, and ultimately the nation’s taxpayers: The Pension Gamble
This is what happens in the absence of effective regulation.