CFPB’s Kraninger Catching Flak – and Hitting Her Targets

An anonymous World War II bomber pilot may be the source of the saying, “If you’re not catching flak, you’re not hitting your target.” But today, the saying often means if a person in a high-profile job is not attracting criticism, that person is not making much of a difference.   If there’s one government official this saying applies to in a positive way, it is Kathy Kraninger. Appointed by President Trump and confirmed last December as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kraninger has caught much flak from statist progressives as she has hit her targets by rolling back excessive regulation.