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The Battle of Doughnuts (Video)

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Poor Wall Street folks, they have it so tough that the President of the United States and Mick Mulvaney have to come to their rescue. Never mind that the “devastated” financial sector raked in a record $159 billion in profits last year and stock prices keep climbing.

Even though at first glance it seems like a small bureaucratic tussle, the fight over who actually leads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a big impact. Is this agency going to look out for consumers and protect them from unscrupulous banks, or are we going to loosen the reigns on the businesses that nearly caused another great depression?

The CFPB has brought $12 billion back to consumers in the form of refunds or canceled debts, the Trump crew aims to change that. Mick Mulvaney advocated eliminating the CFPB, but he’s just one of many Trump appointees who oversee the very agencies they seek to destroy. Even though Bannon is in the wings, the “deconstruction” is under way. Enjoy the cartoon, skip the doughnuts and be sure to visit me on Patreon!

Mark Fiore

Contributing Cartoonist
Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Fiore, whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco, where his work has been featured on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, SFGate.com, for over ten years. His work has appeared on Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com, DailyKos.com and NPR’s read more
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