Reforms are political window-dressing
In a letter to the editor last week ("Don't be fooled by Committee for Truth in Politics"), the writer begins reasonably enough decrying the spinning of supposed truth and the burgeoning of spin organizations that are less than candid about their funding and agendas. I am not familiar with the committee she accuses of having done these things so I cannot comment on it. But I am familiar with and will comment upon her characterization of the "financial reforms package" recently enacted by our government which described as "protect(ing) consumers from the predatory practices by financial institutions."
My problem with this rosy view of the legislation is that the legislation does not make any real nor important changes, just politically correct, populist, window-dressing changes.