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Published: Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

The headline of this story gave me hope that perhaps Mr. Will had regained some of the sensibility that he's lost in the past few years and was arguing that the CFPB and the economic realities behind were due a careful public examination to remove politics from the rationale behind the bureau's existence. A thoughtful, politics-free discussion of the CFPB, even from a conservative perspective, could be both bracing and instructive. Those were my hopes.

Nope. What a disappointment.

Sadly, Mr. Will is still just the far right crank he became about six years ago. There is no cogent discussion of _why_ the CFPB was created or might be needed in our economy, just a rehash of the same spin and dissembling that credit card companies began shoving on us when it looked like their abuses of consumers might have reached the public's threshold of pain.

Ivins, UT

Consumer protection is a politicians idea of how to take control and an advantage of the ignorant, dependent masses of which there are plenty. It never works either because it is run by the government. I prefer the BBB approach not run by politicians.

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