Anticipating Obama's Consumer Protection Push
November 20, 2008
The article presents a forecast for how Barack Obama's campaign promises will be implemented by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and a more heavily Democratic Congress in 2009 and beyond. During the course of the campaign, Obama stressed the need for tougher enforcement of consumer protection laws. The article postulates that Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States is certain to bring an increase in consumer protection regulation and enforcement across industries to levels not seen by American businesses since before Ronald Reagan initiated widespread deregulation nearly thirty years ago.