The Left’s protection racket 3

According to this editorial at Investor’s Business Daily, it will be a criminal offense to collect a debt owed by someone in a “protected class”.

Add the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) to the list of government agencies snooping on you and stockpiling information … It is using, possibly illegally, the independent U.S. Trustee Program to mine sensitive private financial data on the consumer behavior of millions of Americans — without their knowledge or consent. [It] is bullying bankruptcy courts into turning over — for the first time ever — private bankruptcy records on individuals in order to, among other things, ID minority “victims” of bank foreclosures and debt collectors. …

It views as discriminatory the so-called “disparate impact” that collections have on certain “disadvantaged” Democratic constituents.

In other words, the radical, race-obsessed social engineers running the Obama administration are building a statistical case to effectively make it a crime for a bank or credit card issuer to collect on a bad debt if the debt-holder is a member of a “protected class”. 

If they get away with this, the moral and financial implications are horrendous. U.S. credit standards risk being destroyed along with the privacy rights of American citizens. …

CFPB is also busy collecting from banks and credit-reporting firms reams of data on your bill-paying and spending habits. The massive database of personal information — including monthly credit card, mortgage, car and other payments — will be warehoused by private contractors and shared with other federal agencies and Congress, as well as researchers in the field. …

Making matters worse, all this is being done largely in secret.

Not only is CFPB, which maintains an independent budget, virtually unaccountable to Congress, but it closely interacts with a shadowy group of radical community activists who, in effect, are setting the agenda of the agency.

In violation of federal law, CFPB has closed to the public yet another meeting with its radical Consumer Advisory Board   … CFPB claims to be completely transparent, yet it’s decided to hold the “policy discussion” between its “fair lending” director and community organizers behind closed doors.

A crime for a bank or credit card issuer to collect on a bad debt if the debt-holder is a member of a “protected class”? The extreme danger of the Left’s “compassionate” policies stand starkly revealed.

Who will lend money, or grant a mortgage or credit of any kind to members of “protected classes”?

The “protected classes” will be condemned to abysmal poverty.

But of course it is necessary to the Left to keep as many people as possible poor, therefore dependent on, and controlled by, the state.

  • Dale Jensen

    This policy is in the end a wealth transfer policy. Its stealth welfarism. This will do nothing but increase the entitlement complex of non-whites and engender resentment on the part of whites. It may be that in time white people will have no choice but to defend themselves as white people. If that should happen the United States will see the 2nd Civil War as a race war.

    I hope that doesn’t happen, but one has to ask, how much can white people take? I do not want to see a mass white race consciousness movement but I think it might be inevitable at this rate. The Left has gone from a race neutral Communism to a racial egalitarian socialism (a feminist one also). So far the gelded white middle class is just taking it lying down. But if there should be economic collapse and the modern bread and circuses (pro sports, porn, movies, tv, i-phones, you-tube, i.e. SWPL stuff) cease to exist as a testosterone lowering diversion? The situation could get ugly.

    Its hard not to hate the Left.

  • liz

    But of course the banks will be forced to lend to “protected” classes, just like in the “equal housing” mess. Which will create another financial “crisis” that the government will have to appropriate taxes to “save” us from.
    Amazing how all these “crises” involving minorities always end up “forcing” our leftist government to spend more money and grab more power.

  • WmarkW

    “Democracies perish when the people realize they can vote themselves money” is variously attributed. The Democratic party has changed from defending the little guy, to redistributing to its own voting blocs.