Mick Mulvaney has only been in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for two months, but he's already made many decisions that will leave consumers worse off.
The decision by the bureau's founding director to step down this month offers Republicans and the Trump administration a chance to finally gut the bureau they've long despised.
Republican efforts to kill a rule designed to make it easier for people to sue banks are a reminder of why it's so important to have a government agency that protects consumers.
Republicans are hoping to eliminate or at least defang the only federal agency tasked solely with protecting consumers from financial abuses. What would we miss if they succeed?