Various House members have introduced no less than seven bills designed to end what little oversight our government still performs over banksters. Because banksters are clearly the greatest people in America, whose indispensability is so obvious as to obviate contest, right? In a world where even Donald Frigging Trump pretends to care about the evil banksters do, these bills sure do sound tone-deaf -- until you realize that their whole purpose is not to create any tone at all, but to get passed in secret, and perhaps signed by a President Obama who has occasionally expressed remorse for all the mean things he used to say about banksters in public. Read more about these bills and you'll get the sense that specific financial interests lobbied for them because it would make them some easy money quickly. Which is not how we do democracy, amirite? CREDO helps you tell Congress to reject any legislative attempts to prevent our government from keeping Wall Street from destroying our economy again.
Meanwhile, CREDO also helps you tell the Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) to ban conversion therapy. You remember conversion therapy? Where therapists -- or, more precisely, "therapists" -- try to convert gay folk into straight folk? And this, over 40 years after the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM, and 15 years since the U.S. Surgeon General declared that "there is no valid scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed"? A few states have lately banned this practice for minors, praise the Lord (though gay-haters still try to allow it to happen under the banner of "religious conscience"), but "therapeutic practices" like "violent role play, reenactment of past abuses, and exercises involving nudity and intimate touching" make pretzels of adult souls, too. So where does the FTC come in? The FTC has the statutory authority to ban fraudulent practices, and telling gay folks you're going to turn them straight by reenacting abuse and the like is a straight-up fraud. We are still interested in fighting fraud, aren't we?