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To Fix the Budget Deficit, Raise Corporate Taxes

Pat Garofalo explains how corporate tax reform can help fix the budget deficit.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Deregulation by a Different Name: Conservatives Still Think Wall Street Should Do as it Pleases

Unrepentant for causing the housing and financial crises, conservatives look for new ways to prevent financial regulators from doing their job, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Defendiendo los Fondos Pell

Pat Garofalo explica por qué la financiación de este programa que ayuda a los estudiantes de bajos ingresos a asistir a la universidad contribuye al bien común y la fortaleza económica de nuestra nación.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, November 15, 2010

Facts vs. Fiction: Conservatives Claims About Small Business Taxes Are Bogus

Pat Garofalo details why conservative claims about tax breaks for the wealthy and tax breaks for small businesses are nearly completely fictitious.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, November 15, 2010

Defending Pell Grants: Higher Education Is Key to Our Nation’s Economic Competitiveness

Pat Garofalo explains why funding for this program to help low-income students attend college contributes to the common good and economic strength of our nation.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Fix Is Over: Mortgage Foreclosure Scandal Offers New Hope for Homeowners

Embattled homeowners would be able to rescue their mortgages from foreclosure, writes Pat Garofalo, if federal programs worked better with lenders.

By Pat Garofalo | Friday, October 8, 2010

A Last Bid to Protect Wall Street

Pat Garofalo parses conservatives' last arguments against the Dodd-Frank bill as they dodge responsibility for the crisis they created while protecting Wall Street.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, July 12, 2010

Fixing Wall Street, Protecting Main Street

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will do just that, writes Pat Garofalo, which is why it needs to become the law of the land.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Financial Regulation Right

play_alt icon Video Pat Garofalo discusses why we need financial regulation, what should be included in a final bill, and how those provisions would lead to a stronger, safer financial system.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Making the Volcker Rule Count

A proprietary trading ban free from exemptions and carve outs is a necessary part of building a stable postcrisis financial system, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keeping Loopholes Out of Derivatives Reform

Congress should make sure as it begins to reconcile financial reform legislation, that the law is free of exemptions weakening the bill, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Don’t Exempt Car Dealers: They Need to Follow Basic Consumer Protection Rules

Pat Garofalo says Congress should reject the push to exempt auto financing from oversight by the proposed consumer protection regulator.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, June 7, 2010

Financial Reform End Game

The congressional conference committee tackling financial reform legislation has clear choices to make, argues Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Regulating Derivatives Traffic

Despite what Wall Street may have you believe, Congress needs to establish speed limits and traffic lights to improve derivative safety, write David Min and Pat Garofalo.

By David Min and Pat Garofalo | Monday, April 19, 2010

No Gambling With Federal Funds

The Volcker Rule limiting proprietary trading by big financial institutions is an important part of building a safer, more stable financial system, writes Pat Garofalo.

By Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, March 31, 2010